Half-Blood Prince publicity galore

The publicity for the upcoming Harry Potter movie is really moving now. Here’s a small selection…
So firstly, there’s a new scene from the film available now. It’s a scene between Dumbledore and Harry.
The clip has me convinced of two things… One - we’re going to get a lot of Dumbledore in this movie. Two - [...]

FILM SPOTTING: July 2009 in Polish cinemas

July is clearly Hollywood blockbuster month for me *grin* (I’ll have the ENH festival at the end of the month to recuperate by watching loads of art house movies ;-P)
Brüno (USA, 2009)
Release Date (worldwide): 8th July 2009
Release Date (Poland): 10th July 2009
I originally “spotted” this here.
Public Enemies (USA, 2009)
Release Date (worldwide): 1st July 2009
Release [...]

Skewed Guantanamo figures

Below is a report on how the statistics from Guantanamo have been skewed by the media. It gives a whole new perspective on statistics like “1 in 7 of the prisoners released from Guantanamo have returned to terrorism” :]

Israeli settlements on Palestinian land

The building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land has been in the media for a while now, but personally I found the coverage on it confusing and never really understood what was going on. Below is an excellent video report on the problem, I really recommend it - it’s a great way to finally start [...]

Hagetaka: Road to Rebirth review aka my first business J-drama

Hagetaka: Road to Rebirth (Japan, 2007)
Finished Watching: Thursday, 25th June 2009
Runtime: 6 episodes (60min. each)
Director: Kentaro Horikirizono, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Keishi Ohtomo
Cast: Nao Omori, Kyohei Shibata, Ryuhei Matsuda, Chiaki Kuriyama
TV Network: NHK
Plot: A story about the mid-90s recession in Japan when Japanese companies were going bankrupt and were being bought out dirt cheap by foreign [...]

More on rape in South Africa

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 18:52 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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Here’s the story of one of the men in the chilling South African rape statistics that I mentioned before. I think it sheds some light on why rape happens in the RSA so often.

Belarus warming up to the EU?

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 18:45 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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Interesting I think…

Education in California after its fiscal crisis

California has significantly cut spending on education. Below is an interview with a social justice educator, who talks about the repercussions.

India’s Romeo and Juliet tragedy

Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 14:26 | Category : Crumbs, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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This is an article about two young lovers, who committed suicide when their communities put pressure on them.

China’s toxic ‘green light bulbs’

Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 14:24 | Category : Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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A news report about how green light bulbs aren’t all that green… at least not for Chinese factory workers.