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  • n  a motley assortment of things

  • The team that won the World Cup in 1998 was famously celebrated as a melange of "Black, Blanc, Beur" (black, white and Arab).
  • In Dune, rival masters from four planets battled for control of "melange," an addictive spice that conferred powers of prophecy and transcendence.
  • First appearing in the 80s and 90s, these deeply influential tales, a sort of Archie-comics-meets-Marquez melange of complicated pan-American inter-relationships, are a comix epic.
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  • Janet Maslin in Anime News Network
    In spite of some pretty grumpy, dismissive reviews (the New York Times' Janet Maslin described it as a "lurid melange of violence and soft-core sex...... embarrassing even by comic-book standards", which made up my mind to see it) I lined up at...
  • Donald Findlay in The Guardian
    Defence counsel Donald Findlay QC described the material as "a hotch-potch, a melange of a whole variety of matters which is, in my submission, of no practical purpose whatsoever to any terrorist".

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