A tombola with a bias

The other day I attended a street festival in a nearby street here in Cologne. Like any other street festival it offered a range of activities: home made food and cakes; flower headband workshop; and, of course, a tombola (also known as raffle in some places). Me, my partner and her brother purchased 5 tickets…

Are movies getting longer?

The other day I was watching the fantastic film Spotlight. After two hours and eight minutes the film concluded and two thoughts popped into my mind. First thought related to how incredibly important investigative journalism is to our societies and how it is of uttermost importance to make sure that this institution lives on. My…