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PODCASTS: Mirrors Season 1

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REVIEW: Reel Love

My first steps into popular culture were made through movies. Blowing up the second Death Star. The Scarlet Buccaneer‘s pirate ship. That deeply disturbing Italian horror sci fi movie from the 1970s which I was clearly too young to watch and had clearly been put on Saturday morning on ITV by someone who either wanted …

REVIEW: Reel Love

FUCK YEAH BOOKS!: Rosewater

As opening lines go ‘I’m at the Integrity Bank job for 40 minutes before the anxieties kick in’ is right up there with ‘The sky was the colour of a TV tuned to a dead channel.’ However, where Neuromancer now plays like a quaint, and honestly rather optimistic, view of the future, Rosewater has much more complicated things to …

FUCK YEAH BOOKS!: Rosewater

REVIEW: Brexit: The Uncivil War

It’s crass to open with the idea that Brexit: The Uncivil War needs to be looked at from two different angles but that doesn’t make it any less true. This is a dramatic presentation of events we’re living in the immediate aftermath of and as a result I’ve had to look at it as two …

REVIEW: Brexit: The Uncivil War

REVIEW: Hot Dog and Mustard

Marc Jackson’s work is a frequent flier in these parts and for good reason. His art has exuberant, fizzy energy to it, his comedic timing is spot on and there are few comic creators better at knowing exactly how long a story needs to be. His latest, Hot Dog and Mustard, is available now and …

REVIEW: Hot Dog and Mustard

ALBUM REVIEW: One Weird Trick by Ghost Cop

I am tremendously lucky in that my job gives me the opportunity to experiment with culture. I always try to push forward outside my comfort zones, find something new and interesting and I often do that through Bandcamp. It’s there I found the excellent Modern Aviation and there I recently discovered the equally excellent Ghost …

ALBUM REVIEW: One Weird Trick by Ghost Cop

Comics Round Up November 2018 Part 1

November ended up being a month where a KickStarter, a minor operation (All fine) and a book all happened. I still found time to read some really good comics last month though and here’s my look at the first run of them. Nnedi Okorafor is the perfect choice for this series and the second issue …

Comics Round Up November 2018 Part 1

Review: The Thirteenth Doctor Issue 1

The 13th Doctor’s first season has been a sprint, exuberantly running headlong not just at the show’s future but at new ways to deal with its past. I’ve rarely had this much fun solving the puzzle the show presents itself as. That puzzle has rarely, if every been so compassionate, inclusive and open-hearted. ‘Demons of …

Review: The Thirteenth Doctor Issue 1

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