2 items from 2010
A constant news cycle of horrific bullying stories has some parents frequently intervening in their children's social lives, but they may be harming their kids in the process.
A mother picks her sixth-grade daughter, Cara, up from school. Cara looks upset. The mother asks what's wrong. Cara says her friend Annie was mean to her, calling her a "slut" and refusing to sit with her at lunch.
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The mother is not surprised. She has never liked Annie, or Annie's parents, the way they let their daughter wear skimpy clothes and buy whatever she wants regardless of price. She is also aware that bullying is a widespread national problem that, according to everything she hears and reads, requires prompt adult intervention. When she gets home, she calls the school principal and other mothers in her bucolic Massachusetts neighborhood to say that »
- Lisa Wolfe
It’s easily done. You tape The Godfather off the telly, think everything will record Ok, but when you come to play it back, you find that the last 30 minutes have recorded Spice World: The Movie by mistake.
From quality to gibberish in the blink of an eye. But this isn’t just the prerogative of a wonky Vcr; Doctor Who sometimes falls foul of this curse. Great stories are let down by a sub-par final part. The Hand Of Fear is a notable offender. Some say Pyramids Of Mars part four isn’t quite in the same league as the other three parts. But when it comes to howling disappointment, The Stones Of Blood nabs the prize.
It’s a crying shame that the final instalment of The Stones Of Blood dips drastically, since the first three are some of the best ever in Doctor Who. It’s a »
2 items from 2010
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