Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire premiered on Sunday, for those who haven’t seen it, we strongly suggest you take a look! Possibly a little more difficult to get into than your usual trash TV (Good in my opinion) watch it from the start, worth it if only for episode 1 – directed by Martin Scorsese, and enjoy the glorious, epic story.
Sumptuous costume and sets really immerses you in the 1920′s, the era of prohibition; the level of detail is simply stunning. The story focuses on Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (Steve Buschemi) and his struggle to maintain his power over Atlantic City. The cast is large (and talented) and story-lines many, with back stories to each character helping to build an authentic and realistic vision of the time and narrative.
I really cannot recommend it enough, one of the best TV programs of recent times. Hats off to HBO, again.
Watch Boardwalk Empire in the UK on Sky Atlantic, Saturday September 29th at 9pm.
More info here.
The Thick of It
Not to be outdone by our cousins over the Atlantic, this month also saw the premiere of season 4 of The Thick of It, a satirical comedy based on the UK’s political parties and those in power (of course none of the characters are based on real people… hmm).
Created by Armando Ianucci (above) one of the people behind some of the best comedy on TV in recent years (Seriously, almost every good bit of comedy to come about has had him behind the scenes!), it examines both the party in power and the opposition, the main draw to the program has got to be Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) the Labour Spin Doctor, and his foul mouthed rants which are hilarious. The program is not only funny, witty and entertaining – it also goes a long way into looking at the state of the nation and how it is governed, exposing some of the ridiculous situations that can arise; I think it’s examination of the relationship between the press and government is particularly interesting and probably quite accurate.
Watch The Thick of It on BBC Two, Saturdays 9:45pm.
More info here.
Check out this story, Fact is stranger than fiction – Hilarious.
Alistair Campbell & Malcolm Tucker’s Swear-athon accidentally broadcast in creche.
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Dirt Cheap Magazine are looking for more contributors, for a very exciting new ongoing project.
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SOPA – PIPA: Another nail in the coffin of Free Speech.
We have blacked out our header to show opposition to the PIPA – SOPA bills being considered in the U.S
Why should you care?
Look here at this brilliant chart explaining.
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Check this video from our buddies at Vice, mental acrobatic displays on a vertical slant!
At 21m high this is the biggest structure erected in the iconic square and featured a lineup of art, music, light and aerobatic displays. The show was based around the many creative elements that make up modern day Vienna, from the obvious; Viennese Waltz, Gustav Klimt, to the rapidly flourishing electronic music scene, the food and the wine. The show played four times a day from 25th to the 26th of October, and was watched over by the world’s highest bungee jump record holder Jochen Schweizer and his team.
Between the wonderfully bizarre performances, members of the public were invited to test their nerves by braving a vertical walk down the face of the wall… not one for the faint hearted! (i.e. me)
Find out more about the Vienna Tourist Board here.
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Quantum Theatre present Shakespeare’s
where: TimeCirca 2010 Cafe, 5 Hammonds Yard, off King Street, Huddersfield HD1 2QY
when: this Sunday 26 June @ 3pm
Tickets £6-10 available from Cafe or phone them on 01484 531 090
Cafe will be open from midday for food and drinks
Time Circa 2010 cafe is a new and interesting enterprise that has a commitment to combining good coffee and food with creative events. Lets hope the weather holds up!
More info on Quantum Theatre here.