• The budget, presented on June 12th, was a farrago of inflated expectations about growth, exports and tax revenue.

    ECONOMIST: Who really runs Pakistan?

  • Who could watch this farrago and still maintain that travel broadens the mind?

    NEWYORKER: Jumper

  • But the world's Friedmanites have waged a relentless guerrilla war against the idea, denouncing it as a farrago of value-destroying nonsense.

    ECONOMIST: Attitudes to business

  • That would certainly be more tranquil than this farrago, which allows no sequence, however fleeting or slight, to pass without a crunching musical accompaniment.

    NEWYORKER: This Means War

  • As an irritating nebbish named Kleinman, who gets caught up in a search for a mad killer, he anchors a farrago of generic art-house themes and personalities.

    NEWYORKER: Shadows and Fog

  • Piece by piece, Mr Shapiro builds the case— the contemporary witnesses, the tracks left by printing houses and theatrical practice, the thousand details that show, apart from anything else, how unnecessary the whole farrago has been.

    ECONOMIST: The man and his pen

  • Three fine actors were lured into this farrago: Ewan McGregor plays the young Obi-Wan Kenobi, Liam Neeson is his Jedi mentor, Natalie Portman plays a teen-age queen, and all of them look as if they were recently abused by robots.

    NEWYORKER: Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace

  • McQueen, aided by his screenwriter, Abi Morgan, has stitched together a bespoke idea of the city rather than the place itself, in the same way that he frames erotic pursuit more as a neat conceptual art work than as the farrago of lunging, dithering, yearning, and near-farce in which most of society wallows.

    NEWYORKER: Hot and Bothered

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