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Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides: Behind the scenes, Film

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides: Behind the scenes

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides: Behind the scenes

By | Film | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 10:47 am

The Listening Post: Down with aggregators! (And what is an aggregator, anyway?), Notebook

The Listening Post: Down with aggregators! (And what is an aggregator, anyway?)

A brief history of the aggregator debate, and other developments in the digital publishing world this week.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 10:42 am

Zoned-out: Why we need to look beyond micro-initiatives to boost the northern economy, Notebook

Zoned-out: Why we need to look beyond micro-initiatives to boost the northern economy

In the rush of budget announcements it can be all too easy to miss the wood for the trees, but persistent enthusiasm about Enterprise Zones and business start-ups masks the lack of a bigger vision for economic growth and rebalancing the economy.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 10:38 am

Online House Hunter: Sharing ownership, Property

Online House Hunter: Sharing ownership

Why not get on the property ladder by buying a home with family and friends? Our Online House Hunter picks out the positives – and negatives

By | Property | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 7:00 am

Blair: “Libya is less like Iraq and more like Kosovo”, Eagle Eye

Blair: “Libya is less like Iraq and more like Kosovo”

Tony Blair, interviewed in Denmark, gives his clear view on the situation in Libya for the first time (in one short interview with The Times, pay wall, he spoke only of his phone calls to Colonel Gaddafi).

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 10:33 pm

Could a doctor’s daughter from Acton — now Syria’s first lady — stop the bloodshed?, Eagle Eye

Could a doctor’s daughter from Acton — now Syria’s first lady — stop the bloodshed?

It is one of those days. Everywhere I turn there is another Question to Which the Answer is No. Number 558 (above) is from the Daily Nowdoingitonpurpose. (Thank you to Anthony Cox.)

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 9:32 pm

Barometer: Kurt Cobain, Arts

Barometer: Kurt Cobain

17 years ago today Kurt Cobain took his own life in a suicide that shook not just the music world, but pop culture in general.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 6:09 pm

The Non-Syllabic Prime Minister, Eagle Eye

The Non-Syllabic Prime Minister

Peter Mandelson was at the Mile End Group last night, to mark the move of Clement Attlee’s statue to Queen Mary, University of London.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 4:10 pm

On Lansley and the NHS: Absolute Camateurs, Eagle Eye

On Lansley and the NHS: Absolute Camateurs

Contrary to the Tory caricature of a creaking public service, the NHS is, in fact, a relatively dynamic organization. The government’s recent proposals caused a flurry of activity and a series of adaptive changes have taken place already.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 4:08 pm

Muslims “shoot back” at Hollywood, Arts

Muslims “shoot back” at Hollywood

In 1981 the late Literary Theorist, Edward Said, published one of his influential texts “Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World” which challenged the essentialist representation of Islam and Muslims as the degenerate “other” in Western media since the Iranian revolution of 1979.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 3:46 pm

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