File 770 Mob Hunts for Racists; Fails to find one

File 770 Mob Hunts for Racists; Fails to find one

‘Fans’ of one science fiction website demonstrate a lot more interest in policing political thought than in admiring science fiction.

Was Interstellar Inspiring?

Was Interstellar Inspiring?

Director Christopher Nolan said he wanted to inspire future astronauts with the science in his film. But then why are the protagonists so dependent on beings and forces they do not understand?

If Everyone Could Get Along

If Everyone Could Get Along

I imagined how things might look, if every person focused on what people have in common, and showed tolerance for our differences.

Hardly Anyone Wants Dot Everyone

Hardly Anyone Wants Dot Everyone

Baroness Lane-Fox had a cunning plan to get herself a new job. She asked the British public – via friends at the BBC – to sign a petition demanding the Prime Minister put her in charge of a new and aimless internet quango. Not surprisingly, the public ignored her.

Being Quiet is not a Crime

Being Quiet is not a Crime

The tragic crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 has again highlighted why society needs to better understand mental health… and demonstrated why this goal cannot be realized via the sensational speculation that always surrounds dramatic incidents.

TV News Has Infected Movie Storytelling

TV News Has Infected Movie Storytelling

Modern films have fallen into the lazy habit of using recreations of television news as a crutch for explaining the plot. The best filmmakers approach the news in a very different way.

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The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…