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War Games Revisited

My first encounter with a War Games match came back in the early nineties.  I can remember it well, even after all these years. I’d ensconced myself in the little attic bedroom at the top of the house, gathered around me a generous supply of feasting materials, and settled down to watch something new and exotic – The 1989… 2,201 more words


A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story is an interesting film. In some ways it doesn’t make sense and therefore invites the viewer to make their own sense of it. 346 more words


The Shape of the Unconscious

I took my mum to the Giacometti exhibition last Friday and I was expecting just to see the tall skinny figures and wondering what I was going to make of them, (especially as mum had just lectured me on not eating enough!) but my attention was caught by some early sculptures at the beginning of the show and particularly ‘Caress’ from 1932. 223 more words


Is the enemy not capitalism but democracy?

Can democracy be the enemy of democracy itself?

When Alain Badiou was asked why he claimed that nowadays the enemy is not capitalism but democracy he responded: 282 more words


Tristes Tropiques

Tristes Tropiques

by Claude Levi Strauss

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This watershed work records Claude Levi-Strauss’s search for -a human society reduced to its most basic expression.- From the Amazon basin through the dense upland jungles of Brazil, Levi-Strauss found the societies he was seeking among the Caduveo, Bororo, Nambikwara, and Tupi-Kawahib. 154 more words


Setting Out

“I hate travelling and explorers. Yet here I am proposing to tell the story of my expeditions. But how long it has taken me to make up my mind to do so! 315 more words