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Can Murder Ever be an Acceptable Response to Book Burning?, Eagle Eye

Can Murder Ever be an Acceptable Response to Book Burning?

A headline worthy of the number 557 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. An outstanding contribution, from an American website called Family Security Matters. Which of course it does.
Intensely grateful to Padraig Reidy for spotting this one.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 2:57 pm

Pendulum: “I met Paul working in a brothel while Rob was working the pole”, Notebook

Pendulum: “I met Paul working in a brothel while Rob was working the pole”

Since bursting onto the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene in 2002, Pendulum have managed to bring the genre into the mainstream before branching out and performing live gigs. The festival heavyweights are kicked off this year’s Volvo Snowbombing festival in Austria last night and I caught up with Gareth McGrillen and Ben Mount to hear why the fourth album’s been postponed and how they feel about people saying they’ve turned their back on the genre that got them where they are.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 12:00 pm

Can we make a new ‘workie’ era really work?, Notebook

Can we make a new ‘workie’ era really work?

The trick for the Government is to improve the culture of work experience without reducing the opportunities for it.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 11:55 am

Kingsley Brown, just another name…, Notebook

Kingsley Brown, just another name…

November 22nd 2001, Ricky Bishop. August 21st 2008, Sean Rigg. April 1st 2009, Ian Tomlinson. March 15th 2011, David Emmanuel a.k.a. Smiley Culture. March 31st 2011, Kingsley Brown. Just another name.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 10:41 am

Anorexia starts early: do something NOW, Health

Anorexia starts early: do something NOW

We spot obese children a mile off, and hell don’t we love to go on about it. Not a day goes by that there isn’t a mention of obesity, junk food, health problems caused by poor, unbalanced diets and increasingly, this is geared not only at the parents responsible for feeding their children crap, but at the children themselves.

By | Health, Notebook | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 8:57 am

Online House Hunter: Council tax politics, Property

Online House Hunter: Council tax politics

Is council tax cheaper depending on the political colour of the council? Our Online House Hunter tells you how to find out.

By | Property | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Expect a tight start at the Bernabeu, Sport

iBet: Expect a tight start at the Bernabeu

Jose Mourinho lost his nine-year unbeaten home record at the weekend when Sporting Gijon won 1-0 at the Bernabeu, but you can bet that both the team and the manager had one eye on this mouth watering match-up. Spurs have shown they can ‘cut it’ with the big boys and were outstanding when they won 1-0 in Milan, but this is another step up in class.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 12:01 am

“Activists first, Musicians second” – The King Blues Interview, Notebook

“Activists first, Musicians second” – The King Blues Interview

You may not have heard of The King Blues, you may not like their music if you have, but none of that matters. With the upcoming release of their third album Punk and Poetry, a sell out tour, a Summer packed with festivals and whispers of breaking into America, I wanted to talk to the band about what’s keeping them awake at night.

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 6:27 pm

“God Hates Fags”: America’s Most Hated Family In Crisis, Notebook

“God Hates Fags”: America’s Most Hated Family In Crisis

Yesterday Louis Theroux, the truly captivating investigative journalist who has delicately dissected the daily lives of every imaginable fringe group, presented his revisit to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 4:47 pm

Why the saga of university fees is farcical – and the joke is on the students, Notebook

Why the saga of university fees is farcical – and the joke is on the students

With the news that some of the weakest universities in Britain are going to charge up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees, another scene in the Comedy of Errors of our university system is played out.

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 4:45 pm

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