The gaming industry’s legendarily deft touch has hit the news again this afternoon, with the news that Lara Croft is to gain a bit more of a personality in her upcoming game.
For followers of US politics, Ron Paul, a 71-year-old congressman from Texas, is a strange figure. He’s running for president, a member of the Republican Party of long standing, yet he’s a man apart from the rest of the field, a near-pariah in much of the media, considered a non-entity by many and a kook by others. And despite all this, he has finished second in both of the Republican presidential primaries so far, rising quietly to crush establishment favourites like Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.
While we’re all going doolally over which malignant Republican replicant is the least tragically flawed – a process which will be stretched over the course of six glorious months – the culture wars are still being fought just under the radar.
It was not an auspicious start to my day of trades union militancy; the first picket I saw as I hurtled up South London’s Walworth Road was manned by a grand total of two somewhat forlon GMB strikers. An upward fist of solidarity from the saddle fetched only a puzzled look.
I wasn’t expecting much on my way to the Occupy London demonstration in Paternoster Square in the City on Saturday, I have to confess. I wasn’t at all convinced that the global Occupy movement would gain any traction in a city as apathetic as London.
The trail-up on Facebook had been feverish enough, true, but Facebook [...]
Wisconsin isn’t one of the glamour States in the US. You know it exists, somewhere in that expanse of endless terrain in the middle there, but you couldn’t pick it out on a map, much less name any of its towns.
The Wikileaks scandal is more than just a diplomatic scuffle; it’s a war for the future of the Internet
You’ll have been following the Wikileaks saga, of course, because it is novel and interesting. Maybe you like it because it looks like a live action retelling of Enemy Of The State, or because history seems to be in the making. It feels big, doesn’t it? It is, but it’s bigger than that, too: what we’re witnessing right now is the opening of hostilities in the first big infowar. The war for the Internet is very big indeed.
Times are indeed grim for the American Left, and they are certainly set to lose all their political advantage, but despite this thick fug of misery, there really are reasons to be cheerful.
You would be forgiven for thinking that since Obama became president in 2008, the US had finally conquered the racism that had blighted its history for so long.
You would be totally wrong – while a black face in the white house is quite a big deal, and while all the signs are that everyone is [...]
North America has been consumed by one story and one story alone these past few weeks: the so-called – and mis-named – ‘Ground Zero Mosque‘.
On the other side of the Atlantic many a jowl has quivered and turned puce in indignant fury; you can’t miss it over there. There’ve been a few whispers of it [...]
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