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Bruce Wayne, Auf Wiedersehen
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I was 16 when the Tim Burton Batman film came out. At the time it was the most-hyped movie I could remember for several years. It was the first major comic-book film to come out for a while, and the first since the new wave of comics – and spec[…]

MumPop II: I Love It When You Call
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So far I have spectacularly failed to fulfil my intended investigation into Westlife. To make up for it, last week I took my Mum to see The Feeling play at Somerset House (Mum had wanted to see Duffy, but that had sold out months earlier). The Feelin[…]

Nick Sanderson 1961 – 2008
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Apologies that this is a month late, I only learnt of Nick’s death from cancer earlier this week, although obits did appear in the guardian, independant and mojo as well as on Quietus (although there seems to be something up with the main artic[…]

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Comics: A Beginner’s Guide: Underground Comix
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American comics were almost entirely childish and pretty insipid after the Senate hearings in the mid-’50s. Unsurprisingly there was a reaction to this, and some cartoonists started putting out alternatives, full of drugs and sex and anti-estab[…]

Billy Cor Knows The Score: The Watchmen Trailer
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I’ve often been told that what makes Watchmen “unfilmable” is its complexity: this is surely not true. Generally this argument confuses complexity for detail, which nowadays is bread and butter to a sufficiently obsessive director a[…]

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Cheap Shots: How To Stay A Head In Film Reviewing
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Here’s how, from the Guardian website. You review Not Real Films…[…]

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One Of Our Insects Is Missing
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GASP! FEAR! London has been attacked by ALIEN INSECTS. Just like the ones in Starship Troopers, these MYSTERY BUGS have tried to infiltrate and destroy planes. When interrogated by Dr Horrible, or other staff at the Natural History Museum, the bugs j[…]

Baking “Conversions” Gone Wrong
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This is mentalist stuff!
I pretty much believe the internet is full of great recipes to try, but the world of American volume-based recipes using cups and “sticks” of butter just doesn’t work in the UK. I end up poking anxiously wit[…]

Stuff Written By Me You Can’t Read Yet
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1. My contribution to Da Capo Best Music Writing 2008 (actually you can read this, since it’s one of my Pitchfork Poptimist columns from last year. But to maintain a figleaf of commercial appeal I am not saying which!).
2. My dozen contributio[…]

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