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Zizek at the movies
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Zizek at the movies

‘The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’ had its film premiere in the Odeon, Leicester Square, as part of the BFI film festival. Steve Latham The movie is an extended documentary, featuring the Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, proponent of Marxist theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis. Impressively, it attracted hundreds of filmgoers on a […]

“You and Me”… A review
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“You and Me”… A review

On Sunday, we went to see the play “You and Me” at the Greenwich Theatre.  This is an adaptation of the play ‘Tu I Jo’ by Richard Simeon. The two performers, Patricia Rodriguez and Merce Ribot are excellent comic actors, switching effortlessly from English to Spanish. Steve Latham They exhibit […]

Mired in sin and shame
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Mired in sin and shame

Howard Jacobson, the novelist, recently wrote an article for The Guardian [6/10/12], where he called for novels which explored the darker aspects of human nature. Steve Latham Jacobson wanted books containing unredeemable characters, acting out the worst excesses of human behaviour. Although Jacobson’s piece is, in part, a plug for […]

Betrayal by degrees
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Betrayal by degrees

Two weeks ago we took our son back to university. A long drive, then several mad minutes ferrying heavy boxes of books, computer equipment, and musical instruments.– – Steve Latham – The campus appeared smart, and affluent. Middle class parents, like us, giving lifts to their offspring. Do we look […]

Colour me Conservative
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Colour me Conservative

How can people be conservatives? Surely no right-thinking individual would admit to being part of this antiquated tribe? – – Steve Latham – This is especially so during this recession, with conservative governments throughout the globe cutting back on welfare, and choosing policies which favour the rich over the poor. […]