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Beware of bad advice: Using 'erotic capital' to advance in the .

Ah, the joys of women pandering to men's needs in the workplace. Imagine that as careers’ advice. What woman could say no? Well, I hope every one of you who is a female and reading this will .
(September 04, 2011)
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Beware of bad advice: Using 'erotic capital' as a way of ..

Ah, the joys of women pandering to men's needs as a way of communicating in the workplace. What woman could say no? Well, I hope every one of you who is a female and reading this will always say ..
(September 04, 2011)
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Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost - a major novel on the CIA

Norman Mailer, once one of the Big White Daddies of 20th century American fiction, has achieved something significant here with this novel. Yes, it is one of his brick-sized achievements - a ..
(September 03, 2011)
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The Age of Reason - The best book on the 18th century society?

The Age of Reason is the best single volume summary I have read to date of 18th century society — principally European, though also covering in less depth the American and British — ..
(August 31, 2011)
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Blow - a terrific movie on the US drugs trade, based on a true .

Based on a true story: A tour de force as a film this is one of Demme's best movies (you'll recall he also directed the powerful movies, The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia). It also has one ..
(August 29, 2011)
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Thank You For Smoking - An anti-smoking smoking comedy movie!

Go oooooon - have another one. It's good for you! This is a thoroughly entertaining, fast-paced, well-drawn satire of the power of American lobbyists. The script is sharp, snappy and fun, while ..
(August 29, 2011)
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Helen Zahavi's Dirty Weekend – One woman's revenge against ..

Do you love and relish great opening lines to fiction? Then how about this? "This is the story of Bella, who woke up one morning and realised she'd had enough . . . “ Fantastic, eh? This is ..
(August 28, 2011)
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How to Achieve Well-being, Balance, Confidence & Create a ..

Fed up, exhausted and miserable with your life? Tired of feeling as if your face is like a slapped bottom and you're filled with frustration, anger, self-loathing, lack of confidence, disappointment ..
(August 27, 2011)
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The Blind Owl - A classic tale of madness, obsession, ..

The Blind Owl, first published in Farsi in 1937 by Sadiq Hidayat/Sadegh Hedayat (unfortunately, both his first and last names are spelt differently, depending on which edition and in which ..
(August 26, 2011)
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John Water's Role Models - Not Only a Fun Director But Great ..

John Waters is arguably America's most wonderful, funny, quirky and cult film director (who can forget, once seen, the marvels of ‘Pink Flamingos’ and ‘Female Trouble') and, for ..
(August 25, 2011)
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Joseph Heller's Catch-22 - a 20th century classic novel

Joseph Heller's Catch-22 took some years to write and his concerted effort and talents paid off in what justifiably remains his most famous and read novel. It is a great satire on war (in this case ..
(August 24, 2011)
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Road Kill - A high-testosterone action thriller

This movie is an evolution of previous films of this type, beginning with Spielberg's first smash-hit, Duel (based on a script by the horror writer Richard Matheson, and starring Dennis Weaver as a ..
(August 24, 2011)
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Tawni O'Dell's novel Backroads - An Oprah Winfrey Book Club ..

When this Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection was first published, many reviewers compared it to the perennial bestseller and modern classic of adolescence, The Catcher in the Rye. The view was that ..
(August 23, 2011)
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Wahlberg's movie Shooter - an impressive US conspiracy ..

Not only is this a terrific action/thriller film, it's one of the best - and most believable - conspiracy movies made in the 21st century. Surprised that Wahlberg could be in such a quality movie? ..
(August 23, 2011)
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26 Reasons Why Some Men Are Such Dogs - Woof!

Even when they know others after them use the same toilet as they do, they still go ahead and make a frickin mess They insist they’re right 100% of the time, even when they’re wrong 95% .
(August 23, 2011)
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Memoirs of a Geisha - a movie classic that won three Oscars

The only thing that's incomprehensible about Memoirs of a Geisha, the movie, is that it only won three Academy Oscars (for Art Direction, Costume Design and Cinematography). Anyone who watches this ..
(August 23, 2011)
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Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea - a 20th Century Classic Novella

Rhys wrote this as a novelistic, literary response to Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre. (If you haven't read the latter, it is not necessary to do so first, in order to appreciate ..
(August 22, 2011)
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28 Days - a movie on drug addiction, family & romantic ..

I confess my initial pleasure from this movie came from seeing Bullock suffer so much as a drug addict (is that nasty and twisted? Yes, of course it is, I'm sorry and I confess, again). I therefore ..
(August 21, 2011)
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Philip Roth's The Breast - funny, clever, surreal & ..

This is one of my favourite Roth fictions and has the sort of funny, mad, energetic and brilliant exuberance of Portnoy's Complaint, while being much more absurd and surreal in its premise. There is ..
(August 21, 2011)
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Requiem for a Dream - A powerful movie about drug addiction

This powerful movie was co-written by Hubert Selby, Jr. – and based on his own brilliant, harrowing novel of the same name – and director Darren Aronofsky (known for a number of ..
(August 21, 2011)
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Stefan Zweig's Beware of Pity - a 20th century classic novel

This is a beautifully written, deeply moving novel, set in 1914 in a small, provincial garrison town near the Hungarian border, told in retrospect, using the present tense, by Anton Hofmiller, ..
(August 20, 2011)
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Cold Mountain - A great film for all movie lovers

What a touching, beautiful film set during the period of the Civil War in America. Not only because of the terrific acting: Nicole Kidman, often somewhat limited in her abilities as an actress, and ..
(August 20, 2011)
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Louis-Ferdinand Celine - Death on the Installment Plan

This was Celine's second novel after his now-classic Journey to the End of the Night, and it effectively acts as a prequel to his first novel, as this focuses on Ferdinand Bardamu's (Celine's ..
(August 20, 2011)
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One Hour Photo - Robin Willilams' genuinely creepy, disturbing .

Sy (played wonderfully by Robin Williams), a desperately, sad and lonely guy who works in a supermarket photo-booth, comes across as an “invisible" loser in life; no one recognises him, relates .
(August 19, 2011)
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - a 19th century classic novel

First, just a quick though important note about the choice of which edition to buy. Obviously there are far cheaper editions that still retain a quality compared to the one I've listed here (Penguin ..
(August 19, 2011)
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