Gripping, enjoyable military science-fiction, with an abundance of nifty concepts, and a slightly sick and off-beat sense of humor.
It is tempting to point at the French with scorn and derision over their present unfortunate ....ah.... um..... circumstances. There may even be those who would take satisfaction in seeing the entire country go up in flames ("It'll serve them right!"). I don't agree.
We're at a moment where politicians' credibility falls away and it's possible to feel that some progress is being made...
One of the standard tropes of modern political propaganda is the 'what would have happened' line.
My prescription for the false perception of novelty is the book Occidentalism: A Short History of Anti-Westernism.
Security forces may have thwarted two further attacks - note that 'may'. Well, they may have done anything, or nothing.
...excuse me I have a rendezvous to attend in a moonlit glade in France with a beautiful partisan: adieu.
The best of the week that was. The Blogcritics editors say "bravo."
A brave woman - an Afghan poet - is cut down in her prime.
Why would anyone want to own such vicious creatures?
The funnies page for Nov.6,05
The outcome of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes is not so much reversed as made a fairer fight.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for November 06, 2005
Here are some of the most significant bugs from the past week in the BugBlog
In the northern hemisphere, flu season is upon us. Eat healthy food, get exercise and a flu shot - and don't sleep with any poultry!
Suspensions follow an incident brought about by a lack of education. Does this mean more education? No, more rules.
The best approach to the Fiery Furnaces' latest album is to come into it without any expectations.
The first thing you need to know is that a true Satanist will tell you that any group that puts Satanic imagery on their album covers or in the music is bogus. Every single one.
I put the penis on a pedestal. And now I'm disappointed. Orlando Bloom took a swing at comedy and missed.
This lump of coal of a picture mainly accounts for stale scorn and ridiculously retarded attempts for laughs.
The action was fantastic but the show's production left much to be desired.
52 first-half wins. Don't ask them about the second half. But at least they have a good home.