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Queen of Versailles 2012: Economic Tragedy as Farce

This is an odd idea for a project: ‘Let’s see how the financial crisis of 2008 affected people of extreme wealth’. The Siegels are not your ordinary family. David Siegel is a billionaire who owns Westgate Resorts, the biggest privately owned timeshare real estate company in the world, which David plans to expand in Las… Continue reading Queen of Versailles 2012: Economic Tragedy as Farce

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The Collapse of HMV and Blockbuster or, The Destruction of Cinephilia.

Within two days of each other both HMV and Blockbuster announced that they were going into administration. Now, I don’t mean to be flippant but when we are constantly told that the cinema is dying and we have both the U.K’s major physical retail outlet for media (not just films but music and games) and… Continue reading The Collapse of HMV and Blockbuster or, The Destruction of Cinephilia.