There are two key problems with books that attempt to be objective about illegal drugs. The first is that for the most part their authors won’t admit to having used such substances for fear their own objectivity may be compromised. The second follows fairly logically from the first: who, precisely, are such books aimed at? If they are targeted at readers who already have a consuming interest in drugs (pun intended), then they are very likely – by definition – to know rather more about the subject than the author; and if they are for people who only have a tangential interest in the subject, why should they want to read about it at all? True, there may be such a thing as a “gateway” book about drugs that leads people deeper and deeper into compulsive reading about the subject, but I suspect neither of these titles will fulfil that role, no matter how vulnerable the reader is to literary addiction. … [Read more...] about Pills, Powder and Smoke by Antony Loewenstein; Say Why to Drugs by Dr Suzi Gage – review
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'The others played their part in planning, driving, by their presence supporting and encouraging, by luring the victims to the scene, preventing the victim's escape, remaining at the scene ready to drive the killers away, with the intention that the victim be at least seriously injured if not killed.' … [Read more...] about Stunning moment machine gun-toting police stop county lines killers is revealed as they are jailed for total of 83 years for knifing drugs rival, 37, to death
Hawke became famous at the age of 18 with his third movie, 1989’s Dead Poets Society. He says he can identify with Baker, who also achieved early success, because Baker spent the rest of his career trying to duplicate it. “We want to look at life as a ladder,” he says. “But it’s hard to make a better movie than Dead Poets Society. It leaves you with nothing but parallel moves for the rest of your life. It makes it hard. People want Kris Kristofferson to keep singing Me and Bobby McGee. But he wrote other songs. James Taylor didn’t just write Fire and Rain. They’re trying to put you in formaldehyde.” … [Read more...] about Born to Be Blue: Ethan Hawke on the fast life and mysterious death of Chet Baker
In season 6, Ghost and Tommy both had incentives to turn against each other with Ghost making it his mission to get revenge for Angela and kill his best friend of 25 years. Ghost attempts to kill Tommy and even continues to think he's dead until he spots him at Angie's funeral. … [Read more...] about Power season six recap – what happened and how did episode 10 end?
Speaking to reporters, Mr Varadkar said: "I want to express my revulsion and condemnation of the very serious crime that has taken place here and also to assure the people of Drogheda that the Government is 100 per cent behind them and that we are going to get these people behind bars. … [Read more...] about Suspect in brutal Irish teen murder filmed ‘threatening rival with bullet in head’