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Ruined Again
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Ruined Again

Last week I wrote about my visit to the “Ruinlust” exhibition at the Tate Britain. Serendipitously, the friend I was with went on to the cinema, to see the new movie, “Blue Ruin”.   Steve latham   Sensing that the co-occurrence of so much ruination could not be by chance, […]

Ruins and redemption
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Ruins and redemption

The present exhibition at Tate Modern, ‘Ruin Lust’, is a fascinating tour through our human fascination with ruins: ancient, modern, and postmodern.   Steve Latham   Tracing Western Europe’s affair with the ruinous, the show begins with the recovery of classical architecture, inevitably in collapsed form, during the Renaissance. Then, […]

The bullying bug
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The bullying bug

I distinctly remember walking down the road from the railway station on the way home from school, the spit dripping down the back of my coat as the other boys spat huge gobs at my retreating figure.   Steve Latham   This was merely one episode in the bullying that […]

Pretty as a picture – house
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Pretty as a picture – house

For my birthday, my wife gave me a year’s membership of the Picturehouse chain of movie theatres. Actually, it was also a present for herself, so we can go together.   Steve Latham   But it did satiate my demand for pretentious arthouse movies, usually ‘continental’ [which is what we […]

Opposing same-sex marriage
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Opposing same-sex marriage

On 24th March 2014, Brendan Eich was appointed CEO of Mozilla, the not-for-profit organisation behind the Firefox web-browser.   Steve Latham   On 3rd April he was forced to resign, after coming under pressure because of his support for anti-gay marriage legislation in California. Protests, and an online campaign, for […]