Craig McCavanagh

In memoriam: Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

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In memoriam: Robin Williams. Ha vuelto a suceder. Otro de los actores que marcaron nuestra vida se marcha inesperadamente y no sabemos qué decir, cómo reaccionar. La muerte de Robin Williams es una de esas muertes, porque estamos acostumbrados a asociar su nombre con una sonrisa y no con un mazazo semejante. Quizá el lector estime que mazazo […]

Posted in: comedy, Film

Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock

October 28, 2013

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BBC News – Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock Lewis Allan Reed, better known as Lou, was a singer and guitarist famous for his deadpan voice and distinctive lyrics. In a career spanning many decades – both in the band The Velvet Underground and his subsequent solo career – he had a huge influence on […]

Posted in: Music

Healthy fear, toxic fear

October 25, 2013

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Healthy fear, toxic fear | Pilar Jerico by PILAR on October 21, 2013 If you are afraid, it’s good news- it means that you’re alive! We only stop experiencing fear in one of three situations: when we call it something else, when we suffer brain damage or when we are dead.

Spanish satirists Crackovia’s view on Gareth Bale

October 23, 2013

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Spanish satirists Crackovia compare Gareth Bale to Forrest Gump in their latest episode ahead of El Clasico Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is being portrayed as Forrest Gump on the popular Spanish TV show Crackovia. In their latest episode, shown on Monday night, former Tottenham hero Bale is directly referred to as Forrest Gump, while […]

Posted in: comedy, Football, Television

Morrissey’s Autobiography is nearly a triumph

October 18, 2013

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Morrissey’s Autobiography is nearly a triumph, but ends up mired in moaning | Music | theguardian.com For its first 150 pages, Autobiography comes close to being a triumph. “Naturally my birth almost kills my mother, for my head is too big,” he writes, and off we go – into the Irish diaspora in the inner-city […]

Posted in: Literature, Music

Billy Fury – Gonna Type A Letter

October 18, 2013

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Originally posted on Juke Music:
A great, neglected slice of early British rock ‘n’ roll from the B-side of Fury’s first single (Maybe Tomorrow) in 1959. While it has much to recommend it – the energy, the simplicity, Fury’s vocal and the proof that Brits could occasionally get rock ‘n’ roll right – the best…

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Autobiography by Morrissey – The other side of the coin

October 18, 2013

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Droning narcissism and the whine of self-pity – Reviews – Books – The Independent Morrissey’s reputation will survive this, but Penguin Classics won’t

Posted in: Literature, Music

Morrissey Autobiography Review

October 18, 2013

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Geek is the new chic: Morrissey Autobiography Review I’ve been waiting for today, Morrissey Autobiography day, with the shared electric, anticipation of every other die hard Morrissey fan around the world. I’d placed my pre-order with Amazon but not willing to rely on an early morning delivery from Royal Mail, the lure was too much for me and I […]

Posted in: Literature, Music

Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer

October 15, 2013

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Originally posted on Sykose Extreme Sports News:
New Delhi: He may have won six Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships becoming the fastest man on earth but legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as a child dreamt of becoming a Test cricket sensation. And once he hangs up his running shoes, Bolt wants to become…

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Mo Farah: Running a marathon in two hours ‘ridiculous’

October 15, 2013

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Originally posted on Sykose Extreme Sports News:
Two-hour marathon is crazy – Farah Mo Farah says that he has never said he could run a marathon in under two hours. Some people, including Lord Sebastian Coe, said the goal was too ambitious for the double Olympic Champion who plans to run the London Marathon in 2014. Farah, 30,…

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Learn English with Ricky Gervais

October 15, 2013

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“Aprenda inglés con Ricky Gervais”, lección 1 subtitulada en español.  Se ha de activar los subtitulos.  Aprender inglés con Ricky Gervais y Karl Pilkington. “Learn English with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington”, Lesson 1 with Spanish subtitles

Posted in: comedy, Education, English

4AD: the ‘pure’ label

October 11, 2013

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4AD: the ‘pure’ label behind Pixies and Cocteau Twins | Music | The Guardian Little was known about Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, the enigmatic founders of celebrated indie label 4AD, until they were tracked down in the US

Posted in: Music

Sachin Tendulkar survived pressure of expectation to unite a nation

October 11, 2013

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Sachin Tendulkar survived pressure of expectation to unite a nation | Andy Bull | Sport | The Guardian Batting can be a tricky business, as every amateur knows. At the elite level, it is almost impossible. At 90mph it takes a cricket ball around 500 milliseconds to travel from one end of the wicket to […]

Posted in: cricket, politics, Sport

Benedict Cumberbatch interview – Features – Films – The Independent

October 9, 2013

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‘It’s not like I’ve completely conquered everything’: Benedict Cumberbatch interview Even the brightest stars can have their off days. Take Benedict Cumberbatch and his time on the set of the recent Star Trek Into Darkness, playing the villainous Khan. One scene took place at California’s National Ignition Facility, a real-life laboratory practising nuclear fusion. His […]

Angela Merkel’s Pyrrhic Victory

October 9, 2013

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Angela Merkel’s Pyrrhic Victory by George Soros – Project Syndicate BUDAPEST – As far as Germany is concerned, the drama of the euro crisis is over. The subject was barely discussed in the country’s recent election campaign. Chancellor Angela Merkel did what was necessary to ensure the euro’s survival, and she did so at the […]

Posted in: Europe, politics

China pivots to Latin America

October 8, 2013

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Originally posted on China News:
Alternative routes of the proposed Nicaragua Canal In September of this year, China announced a $40 billion investment to build a canal through Nicaragua that is to be an incredible engineering marvel. The proposed canal is still in the early stages of development, and was rapidly pushed through the Nicaraguan…

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Morrissey inks memoir deal

October 7, 2013

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Morrissey inks memoir deal with Penguin Classics | Music | The Guardian. They have surrendered: Morrissey‘s memoir is indeed coming out, and will be published by Penguin Classics, the home of some of the world’s greatest literary works.

Posted in: Literature, Music

OPEN LETTER TO MILEY CIRUS

October 3, 2013

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See the full letter by clicking here You definitely want to! Cuz it is LOADED!!See, this all started when Miley Cyrus told Rolling Stone she thought her Wrecking Ball video was this generation’s Nothing Compares 2 U — or at least it had been designed to be similar to it!

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The Future of Europe Remarks delivered by George Soros at the Global Economic Symposium October 1, 2013 :: Kiel, Germany

October 2, 2013

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George made the following remarks today at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel, Germany. In his remarks, George analyzes the current state of the euro crisis and warns that a looming period of economic stagnation may destroy the union. I shall take a holistic approach to the future of Europe. I have developed a conceptual […]

JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter spin-off film

October 2, 2013

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BBC News – JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter spin-off film. JK Rowling is to make her screen writing début in a new Harry Potter-themed film series, Warner Bros has announced. The first film of the series will be titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Warner Bros said the film series was part […]

Posted in: Authors, Books, Film

2026 We build tomorrow | Construïm el demà | Construimos el mañana

October 1, 2013

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  2026 We build tomorrow | Construïm el demà | Construimos el mañana [EN] Final stages of Gaudí’s masterpiece. — [CA] Recta final de l’obra mestra de Gaudí. — [ES] Recta final de la obra maestra de Gaudí.

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10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper | Science | The Guardian

October 1, 2013

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how to stop worrying and write proper | Science | The Guardian. Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that ‘correct’ isn’t always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check• Plus: five rules you should remember• What pop music can teach you […]

Posted in: English, Literature

These Things Take Time : The Story Of The Smiths (Complete Film)

September 23, 2013

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Complete Film (Best Quality) 2002 TV Documentary, Includes interviews with Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce, Sandie Shaw, John Peel, Simon Goddard, Johnny Rogan & others. Narrated by Vic Reeves Video courtesy of lonkny C/o http://smithstorrents.co.uk/forum/

Posted in: Music

Birmingham’s real Peaky Blinders

September 23, 2013

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BBC News – Birmingham’s real Peaky Blinders. The dank, slum streets are ruled by gangs made up of hundreds of youths armed with knives, razor blades and hammers. Murders are rife. Robberies, thefts and riots are a daily occurrence at the hands of young gang members who hold the entire city in a fearful, bloody […]

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The Smiths : The Tube 1985 (Complete Film) HQ – YouTube

September 23, 2013

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The Tube, Channel 4, 25th October 1985. Morrissey in conversation with Margi Clarke. Includes Live pro-shot excerpts from the soundcheck & Gig @ Glasgow Barrowlands, 25th September 1985.

Posted in: Music

Cherry Red Records – SCARED TO GET HAPPY – A Story Of Indie-Pop PRE-ORDER NOW

May 31, 2013

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Cherry Red Records – SCARED TO GET HAPPY – A Story Of Indie-Pop SCARED TO GET HAPPY – A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989 Scared To Get Happy is a 5-CD Box Set to be released by Cherry Red, June 2013. Scared To Get Happy is a Nuggets-inspired 5-CD box set devoted to the 1980s Indie guitar pop revolution which […]

Posted in: Music

The Smiths : Not Like Any Other Love {Complete Film} HQ – YouTube

May 17, 2013

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The Smiths : Not Like Any Other Love {Complete Film} HQ. BBC Synopsis; In this half-hour Culture Show special, fellow Mancunian and lifelong fan Tim Samuels sets out to find out why The Smiths have such a special place in the hearts of a generation.The Smiths were only around for five years in the mid-eighties, […]

Posted in: Music

Nosher Powell obituary – Sad News

May 8, 2013

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Nosher Powell obituary | Film | guardian.co.uk. The abiding memory that millions around the world will have of Nosher Powell, who has died aged 84, is of him fighting in vain to save his aeroplane after it had been attacked by a seagull in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965). Gert Fröbe may […]

Posted in: English, Film, Television

Margaret Thatcher dead: Morrissey blasts former PM as “barbaric” just hours after her death – Mirror Online

April 9, 2013

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Margaret Thatcher dead: Morrissey blasts former PM as “barbaric” just hours after her death – Mirror Online. “Every move she made was charged by negativity; she destroyed the British manufacturing industry, she hated the miners, she hated the arts, she hated the Irish Freedom Fighters and allowed them to die, she hated the English poor […]

Posted in: Music, politics

Morrissey LA concert to be ‘100% vegetarian’

February 28, 2013

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BBC News – Morrissey LA concert to be ‘100% vegetarian’. Food vendors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be going 100% vegetarian at Morrissey’s forthcoming sold-out show on the 1st of March.

Posted in: English