November 2015

Film: The Lady In The Van

I saw The Lady in The Van a little while ago. It’s willfully odd, gleefully eccentric and the most structurally interesting and complicated thing Alan Bennett’s ever done. I saw it on the recommendation in particular of one of the few critics I trust completely; My father, Ian Stuart. Writer, poet, ghost tour wrangler and the

Film: The Lady In The Van

Al Dente Field Trip: Bulletproof Coffee or Pop Will Drink Itself

Coffee contains multitudes. Very nearly everyone’s favourite caffeine deployment system is a huge deal for fans of consciousness the world over and I’m certainly one of them. Coffee is like whiskey for people who enjoy being fully awake, a never ending merry go round of beans and distillation methods and STUFF. Seriously, the gentle nursery

Al Dente Field Trip: Bulletproof Coffee or Pop Will Drink Itself

Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti is the first piece of science fiction in the Tor novella line, which is appropriate. Not only is it a story about an intensely clever, brave and compassionate young woman who finds herself doing several things for the first time, it’s also a first contact story. The brilliance of it lies in just how

Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

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