Most recently published stories in The Swamp.
Festive priorities all screwed up in a desensitised world
Heading from the bus stop on Wood Street to the Aneurin Bevan statue on Queen Street the temperature was far too low to follow the normal route down St Mary Street, instead I took the path through St David’s Centre and immediately wished I’d braved the cold outside.
Dream Scenario Movie Review: Nicholas Cage's Unforgettable Performance
"Dream Scenario" is a fascinating exploration of the tangled web that fame, perception, and the human mind weave. Directed by Christopher Borley, this film stars the enigmatic Nicholas Cage, marking his inaugural collaboration with the esteemed A24 production house. Set against the backdrop of an ordinary family man's life turned topsy-turvy, the movie traverses the surreal landscape of millions of strangers' dreams, unraveling a narrative that's part comedy, part horror, and wholly intriguing.
Godzilla Minus One: A Human-Centric Masterpiece - Movie Review
The latest addition to the Godzilla franchise, "Godzilla Minus One," emerges from the creative depths of Japan's renowned Toho Studios. Departing from the traditional monster-centric approach, this film transports audiences to the aftermath of World War II in Japan, a period of resilience and reconstruction for its people.
“Come on, Lester, you’re the one that’s supposed to have all the answers. Why am I sagging in the polls? We are down nine points to that unknown newbie. Time to earn all that money I’m paying you.”
Q-Star: The Mysterious AI Threatening Humanity - Inside the OpenAI Saga
Developments within the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) have sparked both awe and concern, with recent events at OpenAI casting a spotlight on the delicate balance between progress, ethics, and the potential risks associated with advanced AI technologies.
Napoleon Review: Unveiling the Layers of 'Napoleon' in Theaters
In 2005, Ridley Scott's 'Kingdom of Heaven' initially hit theaters, clocking in at 144 minutes, receiving a mixed bag of reviews. However, the subsequent release of the vastly superior 190-minute director's cut altered perceptions entirely. Widely regarded as a storytelling, directing, acting, and cinematographic masterpiece, it became the pinnacle of cinematic portrayals of the crusades.
Front-End Development: Tech and Trends You Need to Keep an Eye on in 2024
It is no mystery that front-end development is fundamentally the venturing stone to digital encounters that attract users. Presently, as the world and market keep advancing at a staggering speed and user expectations too, front-end development has become hugely centered around building points of interaction that can unite aesthetics with usefulness flawlessly. Furthermore, this quest for upgrading user experiences has prompted a similarly sharp spotlight on emerging new trends and technologies. Why? Well, that is because these patterns and innovations are changing how users perceive and interact with the digital world.
Starmer and Sunak: Head For Dubai.
We all remember COP27 in Glasgow. Many fine words, to tackle, climate change, but little else. We remember, Boris, fast asleep, at the conference. David Attenborough, a man, old enough, to be Boris' dad was very attentive. Whether, the stalwart of natural history, will be, at this conference, that is David Attenborough, is unknown.
Review of 'Who Killed JFK? Episode 4'
Episode 4 of Who Killed JFK, the podcast with Rob Reiner and Soledad O'Brien, was just put up today. It's all about Lee Harvey Oswald, prior to his day in the Texas Book Depository, or wherever he was on that terrible day in 1963 when JFK was assassinated. This episode tells us of his conditioning or brainwashing by the CIA, resulting in his false defection to the Soviet Union. A lot of this reminded me of The Manchurian Candidate.
Uefa logic dictates Israel should face same sanction as Russia
I’m not someone who generally approves of using sport for political ends, believing friendly competition is perhaps the best tool we possess to unite people from different cultures and backgrounds… but as more and more money has come into play during my lifetime even the world of sport has become tainted by greed and avarice.
Next Goal Wins: How American Samoa's Team Defied the Odds
Embedded in the tapestry of sporting history, there exists a narrative that transcends the confines of wins and losses—a tale woven with threads of resilience, fortitude, and the indomitable human spirit. This narrative belongs to the American Samoa football team, a band of warriors whose journey epitomizes the unyielding pursuit of redemption against staggering odds.
Clown Condemns Wishy-Washy!
Boris Johnson writing a column in a well-known newspaper has criticised Sunak over migration figures. Saying under Sunak, migration, "is too high".