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Albert Nobbs movie review -- Glenn Close, from far away

CrikeyDec 31, 2011

There is something supremely unsettling about Glenn Close's performance as a cross-dressing butler in director Rodrigo Garcia's excruciating Dublin-set period piece, writes Luke Buckmaster.

earworm's top 8 albums of the year

CrikeyDec 31, 2011

Tired of end-of-year top 10s? Here’s the eight best albums earworm reviewed in 2011. Think of it as the eight-track of end-of-year best album lists, writes Neil Walker.

The legacy of a Tunisian fruit-seller who rocked the world

The legacy of a Tunisian fruit-seller who rocked the world

CrikeyDec 30, 2011

Last year Tunisian fruit-seller Mohamed Bouazizi kick-started the Arab Spring after setting himself on fire. How lasting is his legacy, and how much more empowered are Arab nations? asks Cobus de Swardt.

2011: the year of the cameraphone

2011: the year of the cameraphone

CrikeyDec 30, 2011

Movements such as Occupy and the Arab uprisings would never have 'gone viral' without cameraphones, which have cemented an importance place in mainstream photojournalismm, writes David Batty.

Why Google must take responsibiity for defamatory content

CrikeyDec 30, 2011

The recent case of a hate blog targetted at celebrity writer Marieke Hardy demonstrates it's time internet giants such as Google take responsibility for republished content, writes Richard Ackland.

earworm's top 10 songs of 2011

CrikeyDec 30, 2011

What were the best songs that wormed their way into earworm's ears this year? Neil Walker picks ten of the best.

Bartholomeusz: turning off the risk dial

Stephen BartholomeuszDec 30, 20116 Comments

As 2011 progressed it was increasingly characterised by the ‘risk on, risk off’ approach taken by big investors, creating massive volatility in markets.

<em>War Horse</em> movie review -- Spielberg’s semi-inspirational equine

War Horse movie review -- Spielberg’s semi-inspirational equine

CrikeyDec 29, 2011

Steven Spielberg's lastest glossily produced middle of the road fare is essentially a collection of seven or eight handsomely shot World War I short films stuck together with a bit of salt lick, writes Luke Buckmaster.

The Crying Game -- North Korean style

The Crying Game -- North Korean style

CrikeyDec 29, 2011

They wept and wept and wept: those who attended Kim Jong-il's funeral were careful not to be out-wailed by their companions. Daily Mail has compiled striking photographs from the tightly stage managed event and the disparate reactions from across the border.

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Facebook

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Facebook

CrikeyDec 29, 2011

Occupy movement computer geeks are turning their attention away from the street and onto the creation of a new social media platform designed to encourage and facillitate protests, writes Sean Captain.