Archive for February, 2010

Words

The centre of The Culture

The centre of The Culture

It’s funny how one ends up sitting on a sofa in a cultural silo. There used to be a time, for a few years after I got a news scoop about the Northern Ireland peace process, that I was calledupon by broadcasters to talk about Ulster. Now, because I collaborated [...]

by × February 23, 2010 × 0 comments

Screen

Great Scenes: ‘I’m Not Here For The Rice’

Great Scenes: ‘I’m Not Here For The Rice’

Here is one of several astounding scenes from a 2008 film certain to become a classic: Wilson Yip’s Ip Man. A fictionalised biopic of the first Wing Chun master to teach that quintessentially Chinese martial art to large numbers ofstudents – Bruce Lee among them – the film focuses on [...]

by × February 15, 2010 × 0 comments