14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it was the one I’d have the best chance of reading without getting too scared. She was wrong about that (I scare pretty easily), but she was right to introduce me to King. He’s been my favourite author ever since. It’s not just his stories that keep me coming back, either. He’s also a brilliant writer. From his…

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Review: ‘Mute’ is a Slight Detective Story in Search of a Purpose

Review: ‘Mute’ is a Slight Detective Story in Search of a Purpose

Setting a film in the future and casting as its protagonist a man with a disability is a quick way to propose a deeper thematic meaning in a narrative. Layering a lifestyle choice on top of that disability, further alienating your main character from the world around him, would only further serve that impression. Any film set in the future is assumed to be saying something about our present through the world it represents, and a disabled character is almost always a way to tell us something about ourselves. Anyone expecting…

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Is Uber selling its Southeast Asia business to Grab?

Is Uber selling its Southeast Asia business to Grab?

 If you read the tech press, you might have seen reports that Uber is pursuing a sale in Southeast Asia that would see Grab, its Singapore-headquartered rival valued at $6 billion, acquire Uber’s business in the region. Rumors of such a tie-in have been rife for a while. Uber sold its China business in exactly such an arrangement in 2016, and it made a similar exit from Russia last year.… Read More Read full story

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