Author Archives: Chompsky

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A sample of the many references to films of the 70s and 80s in Stranger Things (including The Goonies, Alien, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, Firestarter, Poltergeist, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Explorers, The Shining, Stand by me, Carrie and Commando), dutifully compiled by Ulysse Thevenon.


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In a morbidly brilliant stroke of marketing chutzpah, the drug gangs of Rio de Janerio have embraced the spirit of corporate branding and illegal doping that defines the modern Olympic games.

One of 93 baggies of cocaine seized by police in the Lapa district of the city this week. The warning reads ‘keep out of the reach of children’.