Alex Salmon

During 1990s, the Chicago Bulls dominated US basketball, with Michael Jordan at the centre of the team. The Last Dance gives us a nostalgic look at the rise of that dynasty, writes Alex Salmon

A boat carrying 200 Rohingya men, women and children was turned away from Malaysian shores by the Royal Malaysian Navy on April 16, writes Alex Salmon. This move comes amid growing xenophobic sentiment against Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

“Heung gong jan, gaa jau!” (Hong Kongers, add oil) is a rallying cry that could be translated to mean “Go Hong Kongers!” according to Anthony Daripan, as he recounts the experience of Hong Kong protesters last year facing police tear gas. Alex Salmon takes a look at his detailed account of the protest movement that erupted in June last year.

Parasite's ability to piss off right wingers, as well as the twists and turns during the film that depicts the class divide of South Korean society, make it worth watching, argues Alex Salmon.

Please Gamble Irresponsibly tracks the history of sports gambling in Australia from colonial times to the current day, where we are inundated with gambling ads on TV while ironically being told “to gamble responsibly”, writes Alex Salmon.

The anniversary of the death of Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati was commemorated in Perth, writes Alex Salmon.

In Kochland, Charles Leonard gives us a glimpse of a company that has built itself into every aspect of US life while avoiding any accountability or transparency, writes Alex Salmon.

“Not of sound mind when I committed me crime, some said. Others... I'd orchestrated the whole damm thing. On reflection, I do ask meself… Was I morally or legally responsible for what I had done? You see, I never set out to harm anyone, but simply to remind the British empire dat as an Irishman... I wasn't about to stand idle and watch as me fellow countrymen were being hanged for defending their own country.”

So wrote Henry James O'Farrell, an alleged Irish Fenian (as 19th century Irish revolutionaries were known), who made a failed assassination attempt on Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in Sydney on March 12, 1868.

BoJack Horseman Season 6
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Paul F Tompkins & Alison Brie
Season 6 now on Netflix

After the various trials and tribulations of the acclaimed Netflix series BoJack Horesman's titular character and his friends in season 5, BoJack (Will Arnett) starts season 6 with a stint in rehab trying to turn his life around and make amends for his past actions.

Based upon Marcia and Thomas Mitchell's 2008 book The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War, director Gavin Hood  shows how Gunn leaked an email exposing the fact that the US government was eavesdropping on other countries in order to win United Nations approval in the lead up to its March 2003 invasion of Iraq. Reviewed by Alex Salmon.

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