Just as in his reporting on the drug wars where he takes his lead from the likes of writers Roberto Saviano, whose Zero Zero Zero exhaustively chronicles who kills whom, and Jeremy Harding, whose superb Border Vigils correctly sites prohibitionism in the suite of anti-migrant measures adopted by the west, so in his reporting on harm minimisation, and the possible benefits of using (at least some) drugs, Loewenstein follows Michael Pollan, whose How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics has the virtue of being written by an author who admits to turning on and tuning in – if not dropping out. … [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
When asked how much he knew about jazz before playing the fabled trumpeter Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue, Ethan Hawke starts off by mentioning the Miles Davis LP he filched from his mother while still only a boy. She only had about 20 LPs, he reports, so the heist did not go unnoticed. He then moves on to discuss Baker’s attempts to impress the laconic, distant Davis, Charlie Parker’s influence on the music of the 1950s, and Baker’s working relationships with saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and pianist Herbie Hancock. The actor also mentions a snippy remark Wynton Marsalis once made about the ageing, past-his-prime Baker. By the sound of things, Hawke already knew plenty about jazz. … [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’