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10 Bond Secrets We Will Never Know

10 Bond Secrets We Will Never Know

Thanks to Skyfall, the new Bond film directed by Sam Mendes, we know more about James Bonds’ back story than ever before. We know he used to live in a big drafty house in Scotland which was implausibly isolated from […]

Escaping Sha’tar

Escaping Sha’tar

“You overstay.” In one sense, she was right. I had overstayed. Anyone taking the lengthy bus ride from their plane to the arrivals terminal has already stayed too long in Sha’tar. Three years ago, when I rode that bus for […]

The Two Who Strove

The Two Who Strove

(a poem about the US Presidential election, with a humble nod to e e cummings) anyone lived in a pretty big country (where the people were one, as no-one would agree) winter spring summer and autumn a year for decision […]

Parallel Return of the Jedi: Swamp Gas

Parallel Return of the Jedi: Swamp Gas

A few decades ago, a man sat in his office and realized that film-making was a hard way to make money. If he made a really popular film, then many people would pay for their cinema tickets, and they might […]