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Rage Against this Wretched Referendum, McSmith

Rage Against this Wretched Referendum

The school where all my children were introduced to the education system and where my wife chairs the Board of Governors is fighting a losing battle against closure. Not permanent closure – closure for a day, the day being 5 May. The school is used in local elections as a polling station, but there are [...]

By | McSmith, Notebook | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 5:20 pm

NHL season reaches climax, Sport

NHL season reaches climax

Michael Kim, speaks to ESPN’s NHL analyst Barry Melrose about the tense final weeks of the NHL regular season.

By | Sport | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 5:12 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our top posts and bloggers of the week

By | Notebook | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 4:49 pm

Morality and Law, Part II, Eagle Eye

Morality and Law, Part II

A friend writes in response to my previous post, in which I said:
Suppose China or Russia had vetoed resolution 1973, rather than abstained. Would that make military action that would otherwise be morally right, to avert explicitly-threatened carnage, and supported by the Arab League, morally wrong?
He says:
Quite. This is exactly why the argument over the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 3:15 pm

Wake Wood: Clip – You Ready?, Film

Wake Wood: Clip – You Ready?

The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

By | Film | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 3:00 pm

Tomorrow, When The War Began – Trailer, Film

Tomorrow, When The War Began – Trailer

Tomorrow, When The War Began follows the journey of eight high school friends in a remote country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by war that no one saw coming.

By | Film | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 2:00 pm

MovieWatch: 25th March 2011, Film

MovieWatch: 25th March 2011

We bring you all the hottest Hollywood gossip and the latest and greatest movies heading your way whilst keeping a weathered eye out for those incoming blockbusters! Sit back, relax and enjoy the MovieWatch!!

By | Film | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 1:25 pm

Jane Eyre – Trailer, Film

Jane Eyre – Trailer

Based on Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, the romantic drama stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) in the lead roles under the director of Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre).

By | Film | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 12:55 pm

China and Russia: arbiters of global morality, Eagle Eye

China and Russia: arbiters of global morality

I was pleased to see that Bianca Jagger on BBC1 Question Time last night (right) supported military action in Libya. Ken Livingstone comprehensively lost the argument as the only supporter of a bloodbath in Benghazi on a panel that included Rory Stewart, a self-confessed wobbly Conservative.
The case for the limited use of military force is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 12:18 pm

Mars Needs Moms – Trailer, Film

Mars Needs Moms – Trailer

Produced by the team behind Disney’s A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express, Mars Needs Moms showcases nine-year-old Milo’s (Seth Green) quest to save his mom (Joan Cusack) from Martians.

By | Film | Friday, 25 March 2011 at 11:49 am

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