Category: Reviews

Netroots 2012: a review

I found out about Netroots 2012 through a tweet by Sue Marsh, one of the main authors of the Spartacus Report, earlier in the week and decided to go, more or less on the...

Review: Acer Aspire 5733Z

Last Saturday I bought a new laptop, a purchase made necessary by the fact that my old laptop had given up the ghost after just over four years. I had been using that for...

Brief review: Derek

Derek is Ricky Gervais’s latest TV outing and one which has caused some controversy among journalists and even among disability activists online, with some claiming that Derek is a parody of someone with a...

A ghoulish hobby

Last night I watched a programme on BBC Three titled “Stormchaser: the Butterfly and the Tornado”, about a woman with EB (a skin condition) who goes storm-chasing in America. (You can watch it on...

Sri Lanka: who makes the rules of war?

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields - 4oD - Channel 4 Last week I saw a programme on Channel 4, broadcast late at night (no doubt because it contains footage of people being killed), which purports...

Review: My Brother, the Islamist

My Brother, the Islamist is a documentary in which a film-maker I had never heard of, named Robb Leach (his home page, incidentally, has no biography or reference to any other work by him),...