May 2014

Sunday Moment of Zen: American Literature 101

This is almost certainly the only time Michael Gove will ever be mentioned in association with the idea of Zen-like calm. Continuing his seeming fondness for releasing stories designed to continue the  war on joy, he’s today announced that 70-80% of all books studied in English Literature classes will be English. Classics of American Literature […]

Sunday Moment of Zen: American Literature 101

PSA: European Elections

It’s the European elections today. This is the map to my polling station conveniently located on the back of my polling card. That’s pretty much the only part of this process that’s convenient for me. The election’s on my day off and my polling station is a train ride away, not a long one admittedly,

PSA: European Elections

Activate the Voteotron

It’s the European elections today. This is the map to my polling station conveniently located on the back of my polling card. That’s pretty much the only part of this process that’s convenient for me. The election’s on my day off and my polling station is a train ride away, not a long one admittedly,

Activate the Voteotron

Review: Glaze by Kim Curran

Adolescence is Hell. You careen through life, chained to a hormone-powered motorbike with only occasionally functional steering and do your best to not crash. It never works, you crash, LOTS, but in doing so you shape the person you’ll be for a good chunk of the rest of your life. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you

Review: Glaze by Kim Curran

3 Courses: Hannibal Season 2 Episode 2

Hannibal is unlike anything being produced in US TV right now. That’s not the elitist hipster nonsense that leads to statements like ‘Everything else is just TV’ either, it’s the truth. A show that’s black comedy, tragedy, the world’s most dysfunctional bromance and skin-crawlingly horrific can’t really be filed next to anything else. It’s also,

3 Courses: Hannibal Season 2 Episode 2

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