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Is David Icke a genius or a crackpot?

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David Icke, former British footballer and sport journalist, is either a genius or a crackpot. And plenty of people think he’s the latter.

The media lampoons him mercilessly and it’s fair to say he often brings it on himself when he proclaims, for example, that he is Jesus reincarnated.
Icke is a…

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When the Hunger Games became the Met Gala

When the Hunger Games became the Met Gala

The Hunger Games is a successful movie franchise based on the popular book trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.

The story is set hundreds of years from now in a dystopian future where teenagers from poor districts are forced to kill one another in a ruthless tournament called The Hunger Games.

These…

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How the Mitford sisters and the Kardashians reflect their times

How the Mitford sisters and the Kardashians reflect their times

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The Mitford sisters were wealthy aristocrats from a quirky 20th century English family.

The Kardashian/Jenner sisters are wealthy American celebrities from a quirky 21st century American family.

Despite the gaps in time and geographical proximity, these two families define their times.

The Kardashians reflect an era defined by an insatiable quest…

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What's popular on Midlifexpress?

What’s popular on Midlifexpress?

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Taylor Kitsch is very popular on Midlifexpress this week.
Taylor Kitsch: What happened to your career? asks why the actor, despite his smouldering good looks and ripped physique, is unable to crack the Hollywood A list.
A follow up story comparing Taylor’s movie choices and Eric Bana’s woeful string of flops, also…

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Pennywise vs The Joker for best killer clown

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Coulrophobia is an irrational fear of clowns.

With the release of IT Chapter 2 and The Joker over the past few weeks it is not hard to see why some people really hate clowns.

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The best breakup songs: Abba vs Fleetwood Mac

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You’d think pop darlings ABBA would have little in common with American rockers Fleetwood Mac.

Abba was a four-piece Swedish pop sensation that featured two stunning women on lead vocals and their songwriting husbands who played all the instruments. They split in 1982.

Fleetwood Mac, on the other hand, is a five-piece…

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The 1990s on high rotation

The 1990s on high rotation

In the early 90s I worked at Music Television (MTV) in London. 
We had huge televisions bolted above our desks that screened music videos all day, every day.
Office work is dull and one would expect music videos to offer some relief from the tedium.
But not these videos. 
They were selected for high rotation…

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Voltaire salutes you, Pamela Anderson

Voltaire salutes you, Pamela Anderson

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Dear Pamela Anderson,

The French writer Voltaire once noted that “A woman cultivates her mind when her beauty fades.”

This might be sexist but remember Voltaire lived before the French Revolution when women lacked education and all they had was their beauty.

Luckily for us though, Pam, times have changed and Western women…

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