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Eden: Paradise Lost (Channel 4) episode five: burn the witch

Ah, the madwoman-in-the-attic trope – our Christmas gift from the self-proclaimed “Valley Boys” of Eden.

“She’s absolutely fucking gaga mate,” says dickhead number one, after a clip of Katie talking to a goat. 852 more words


Dark, desperate, magnificent: Handel's Jephtha, Iford

As Handel wrote Jephtha‘s haunting central chorus, “How dark, O Lord, are thy decrees,” his own sight temporarily failed him, and he had to break off work. 1,067 more words


Iford Arts: Jephtha

Iford Arts: Jephtha
Contraband, Christopher Bucknall
Iford Manor, 25 July 2017 

Jephtha was Handel’s last oratorio, composed in 1751 as his sight was failing to the extent that at one point in the autograph score he wrote “unable to go on owing to weakening of the sight of my left eye.” It is rather telling that note occurs at the chorus that concludes Act 2,  718 more words

Concert Reviews

Going Underground: A Review Of Michael J Malone's Dog Fight...

Glasgow and violence – writers have played no small part in making sure the two are seen as closely related. The 1935 novel No Mean City… 777 more words


Should Rangers be allowed to kill poachers on sight?

South Africa should adopt a “shoot-to-kill” policy to show that it is serious about halting the country’s rhino poaching crisis. Like hell? Like hell, yeah! 860 more words


Private vs Public - The Gaol Debate

Recently the media reported an inmate from Parklea Correctional Centre, a privately run gaol, had uploaded a video to YouTube from a mobile phone which was allegedly introduced by a ‘screw’, a colloquial term for correctional officer. 629 more words


Why I collected N500,000 to smuggle contraband, ex-Customs official says

Udotung Essien, the NDLEA commander at Seme Border, said the estimated value of the Indian hemp is N4 million. “Officials of the Nigeria Customs  Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabiniod compound found in industrial hemp and cannabis. 9 more words

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