Monthly Archives: January 2008

Mid-East suffers rare cold snap/BEELZEBUB BUSH’S DEMONIC PRESENCE ANGERS THE WEATHER GODS

From the BBC: There have been a number of deaths and considerable damage to crops in the Middle East as temperatures in the region have fallen to exceptional lows. Local reports say that 10 people died in Saudi Arabia after … Continue reading

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The outbore

I was warned by various people about the mediocrity of Karim Abdel Aziz vehicle Khareg 3al el-Qanoon (the Outlaw) but, buoyed by the excellence of Egyptian action flick El-Gezira (the Island) and in the absence of an alternative, I went … Continue reading

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Getting there

There is a woman dancing by herself on a metro platform. Tiny steps forwards and backwards, her feet barely visible underneath the long skirt which looks like it belongs to somebody else. Her hands flutter up and down, pulled by … Continue reading

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Life of Brian redux

Amnesiac is watching American Gangster, a film about living the American dream Harlem druglord-styley in the early 1970s. Everything is superfly.She is sitting next to a Philippino maid and her assorted Arab charges. All are eating Doritos. Just audible over … Continue reading

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