Karl von Enhuber (1811–1867)

27 07 2017

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Deborah Stevenson

27 07 2017

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Love a new collagist with fun new ideas. Deborah Stevenson

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ISIS attacks a small town in Stephen Harper’s riding

27 07 2017

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ISIS attacks a small town in Stephen Harper’s ridingby David Halliday

We know they are murderers and thugs but exactly how do they threaten our country?

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‘there’s no sunshine when she’s gone’

27 07 2017

there_s no sunshine when she_s gone





Making Movies

27 07 2017

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The magic of film is recreated, taken apart, examined and lovingly satirized in an unusual work of fiction. David Halliday imagines a BBC documentary about ‘the well known Canadian film maker Samuel Bremmer’. We see moments of the films themselves; we hear the words of the actors, the designers and the commentary of the director, Samuel Bremmer. The illusion of film, and how it is created against a backdrop of money problems, personality clashes, jealousies, ambitions, love and vanity. Originally published by Press Porcepic.

The idea for this book began when I was living in Belgium. I listened to BBC Radio and Television. There were a lot of documentaries on the British and American film industry. I found the documentaries intriguing. They were filled with the kind of self-importance and naval gazing that only the British can do without embarassment. So I wrote a book about a group of fictional…

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Impressionism comes to Texas

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Scoundrel

27 07 2017




George Grosz

27 07 2017

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Over the years I kept running into the work of Grosz. He seems to have captured that Nazi gene that exists in too many people. Its that look of arrogance of power. And its brutality. I saw some of this influence in the early work of John Lennon.

Grosz knew what bullies were. The Gestapo. The Brown Shirts. The SS. What is it that makes people behave like this. They have power. They do not just abuse power. No. They use power. Again. And again. Real power is of course influence. To make people do things because they want to. Otherwise power is just force. The force of a slap. A punch. A gun.

Brutes thrive in a society that is brutal. Pre-war Germany was like that. I wonder what Grosz would think of America today.

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the Madigans of Akron, Ohio

27 07 2017

the Madigans of Akron, Ohio