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February
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The Ninth Configuration

Deep within the green pines of a Washington State forest stands a mist enshrouded gothic castle known to the military as Centre 18, but known to its unhinged residents as home. Commandeered by the Pentagon towards the end of the Vietnam War, Centre 18 serves as temporary asylum for soldiers who have shown overt and [...]

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February
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The Jarmusch Connection

Apart from making his name as one of America’s most consistently original and diverse filmmakers, Jim Jarmusch is partial to the odd side project and hidden gem. Here’s six of some of the best. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Released on Margaritaville Records in 1996 and directed by Lou Stein, this extremely faithful radio [...]

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February
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Food & Loathing/Fear & Lettuce: The Hunter S Pub Hackney

I have to say that I’m beginning to absolutely dread eating out these days, and it’s places like the mediocre hipster den Hunter S on the corner of Southgate Road, Hackney that are partially to blame. For some unfathomable reason they’ve named themselves after famed cult writer and Gonzo journalist pioneer Hunter S. Thompson and [...]