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Favourite albums of 2016

I’ve always been skeptical about suggesting albums — in my experience, people’s tastes in music differ far more widely than for books or movies.  While you can guess that a friend who likes thrillers will probably enjoy House of Cards, the fact that she likes Kraftwerk doesn’t mean that she will enjoy…

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Black Static #31, Nov-Dec 2012

 Some very nice stories in this excellent magazine devoted to Horror: Barbary, by Jackson Kuhl, where a man afflicted with ocular hypertension finds relief in smoking something rather different from what certain Californian shops have to offer. Very original and nicely written, in an 18-19th century environment. Highly recommended! Skein…

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The Fog of War (2003)

By luck, I saw yesterday this great documentary —  in fact, a collection of interviews with Robert S. McNamara, the former US Secretary of Defence. If you are interested in History, especially of the Second World War and the 1960s, I highly recommend that you watch it. The movie is…

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James Bond and music

The latest James Bond, Skyfall, has just been released in this part of the world, and I expect to see it very soon. Considering this, and given that it’s Friday (for various reasons the most boring/stressful day of the week for me, hence the day when I like to discover…

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Spin, Robert Charles Wilson

Great premises, great execution, great book! Summary plot: One night, as Diane and Jason Lawton, twins, and their best friend Tyler Dupree gaze at the sky, the moon and the stars all suddenly vanish — as well as all man-made satellites. The following morning, the Sun rises normally… But it very soon appears that…

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