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Independent and underground cinema is a dream palace for the rediscovery of the lost landscapes of London and New York City
"Even when worn by bandits and fools in old Japanese movies, they suggest ease and style"
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"Kirill Gerstein has long fingers and I am sure he time-travels"
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Neil D.A. Stewart picks out 2018’s greatest new books
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"I have seen Thurston Moore wandering around looking for food, clutching a forlorn Spar. Now they’ve even shut the Spar. Laugharne does its own thing"
"Things reached a head in 2011 after police murdered 16-year-old Diego Felipe Becerra while he tagged his signature, Felix the Cat, on the walls of an underpass"