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Archive for April 2011

“Police in the US now rival criminals, and exceed terrorists as the greatest threat to the American public.”

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A federal justice report on policing in New Orleans since 2009 presents damning evidence of brutality, cop misconduct and systemic abuse of black citizens post-Katrina. The city’s jails are not far behind. No limits to the law in NoLa

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April 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

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At the end of the day

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The Jeremy Kyle Show has been described as ‘human bear-baiting‘, but the programme itself makes great claims about the good it does. So what happens when the cameras stop rolling?

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April 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

From the beginning to the end

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April 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Diamonds and Rust

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Herman Wouk Is Still Alive‘ a new short story by Stephen King. Interview where, among other things, King discusses the origins of the story, his creative process in general, the status of the short story today, and his liking for Judas Priest.

I’m assuming this is the essay referred to in the interview

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April 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

The Mystery of the Hipster Cops

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Comics writer Scott Synder has noticed that the same two background characters appear in a number of different Marvel and DC comics. Who are these ‘Hipster Cops‘?

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April 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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Pistols vs Peniston

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‘Finally, Did You No Wrong’ by the Sex Pistols vs Ce Ce Pensiton. So very wrong it’s so very right

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April 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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The All Asked For Who

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I’d like to welcome you all lords and ladies, gentlemen, ladies, time-ladies, time-lords, aliens and those of you in the cheap seats to a documentary produced and aired by WYES-TV New Orleans in 1986, focusing on Panopticon, the first US Doctor Who convention. (1, 2, 3) (MLYT, in authentic multi-copy VHS fuzz-o-vision!)

Bonus: A Life in the Day: Tom Baker

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April 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm