Archive | January 2015
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In my opinion, the best war movie of the new millenium is Black Hawk Down, the 2001 Ridley Scott movie that depicted the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. It achieved two things that have become standard in the 14 years that have followed. First, it brought the hardship and complexities of modern warfare in a […]
Like many people today, I’m a big fan of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice & Fire” series. The books are both a delight and a terror as Martin builds a tremendously brutal, violent and uncaring landscape upon which he populates his characters. Like the best of the fantasy genre, a great deal of […]
“Once we were a thousand separate kingdoms, spread over a hundred magic worlds. We were kings and cobblers. Wizards and woodcarvers. We had our sinners, our saints, and our blatant social climbers. And from the grandest lord to the lowliest peasant girl, we were, for the most part, strangers one to another.” “It took an […]
I normally write a halfway mark review of Arsenal’s season at about this time. 20 games have been played in the Premier League. There’s a sense of how things have gone and what needs to be done to do well in the second half of the season. There’s stats, assessments and whatnot. But I’m not […]