The Guardian has a clip of Roman Polanski's new film, The Ghost Writer, based on the novel by Robert Harris. Excited about this - read the book a few months ago and it's good fun.
This is good - not just your usual baby-boomer-hating stuff: What's wrong with me? Why am I not like Dad? Dad would deliver pizzas. I remember when his building business folded in the 1990s. He didn't sign on. He knew he was going to end up in a flat above a shop, but he stacked [...]
Amelia Gentleman's article in The Guardian about a day in the life of an elderly care home is very hard to read, but very necessary, and compassionately written. The constant contrast between the residents' past lives and their undignified present existence persistently reminds us that this could be our future too. She doesn't criticise the [...]
Thursday is the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tomorrow, I'll be attending an Amnesty event where some of the people involved will be speaking, and will be blogging from there. In anticipation of the anniversary, the Chinese government has already started shutting down online communication services. After the jump, an excerpt from Chinese [...]
I just enjoyed this quite a bit: