The Company That Bribed The World - It was the company with jet-set style and dirty hands. From the tiny principality of Monaco, Unaoil reached across the globe to pay multi-million dollar bribes in oil rich states. The beneficiaries? Some of the biggest companies in England, Europe, America and Australia.
Down Cemetery Road (1964), from the BBC Monitor series, in which Larkin was interviewed by John Betjeman. - A casual conversation that halts and resumes in Larkinland. [more inside]
Retroblog - the web version of one American student's year abroad, 1988-89
World getting you down ? then why not cheer yourslef up by watching some videos By B O Y S - perhaps the greatest Disco Polo band in the world. [more inside]
The Maoist internationalist movement is youtubery at its best, feel free to see what should have been the actual stone roses video, stalin visits berlin,moloko bring it back. elsewhere, one becomes aware of the new order.
What makes a great photo ? - fascinating discussion from the conscientious fine art photography blog - Digg doesn't.
Disco Polo - It makes ITALO DISCO look like StockHausen, Disco Polo Is coming to rule the world (and fix your sink).
The Krankies Sing Bowie [nsfw] - in a rare tv clip, scottish cultural icons the krankies join forces with david bowie - fandabidozi.
Japanese professor Kenji Sugimoto has a long-standing fascination with the brain of Albert Einstein. In the early nineties he travelled to the United States in search of it. This bizarre 1994 documentary (YouTube, multiple parts) by Kevin Hull (UK) chronicles his quest. Fake or real? [more inside]
Margaret Thatcher Dot Org. For all your Margaret Thatcher related needs.
This is not a study for the weak of heart or will. If you do it right, it is gonna hurt. A Simple Guide to Ansel Adam's Zone System.