Douglas Adams’s grave in Highgate Cemetery

More pix from my London trip. Author Douglas Adams [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.] is buried in the new section of Highgate Cemetery, in North London (that’s the section you don’t need to take a tour to visit, though you do need to pay a fee). His grave is simple and tucked unobtrusively into one corner: … more…

The Fifth Element (review)

I suspected The Fifth Element was gonna turn out to be a bunch of claptrap, and I was right. It’s a visually stunning film, to be sure — I’m a sucker for gorgeous spaceships and gorgeous spacescapes — but ultimately it’s a strange brew of Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Douglas Adams, mixed with a lot of pseudoreligious, pseudoscientific nonsense.