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The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 5

Here are five more suggestions on how to experience Christmas vicariously, all from the comfort of your own couch. Just the way Santa/Jesus/Krampus always intended it to be. Enjoy! 21. The Bishop’s Wife…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 4

Another December day, another batch of festive gems. Welcome to Part 4 of my Christmas Film recommendations. 16. A Christmas Snow (2010) Workaholic Grinch restauranteur, Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of my list of Christmas film recommendations. If you’re looking to add some new gems to your festive rotation, here’s another batch of recommendables. In no order other than thorough…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 2

Another December day and another batch of Christmas movie recommendations. Following on from Part 1, here are another 5 festive ways to distract you from spending time with your relatives. You’re very…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 1

January this year, my best friend was pottering around my apartment, readying for work. “So what’s on for today?” he asked me. I rolled my eyes. “What is it that you think I do all day?” I asked. He gestured…

Why Weiner is Wonderful

Another life time ago, I was standing in a bathroom putting on mascara. The man I was sleeping with - who was in a long term relationship with someone who wasn’t me - stood in the doorway watching . Not…

Trump and the Ugliness of the Charm Defensive

I’m a political scientist with a bit of a masochistic streak. Of course I was going to watch the Republican Convention. Of course I was going to sit through speeches by bronzed crackpots with lacklustre…