Film Reviews / Pop

At the Sofaplex 21/08/26

The Ice Road (PG-13) Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne. This movie is so exactly-as-advertised that sometimes it almost feels too simple: […]

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Books / Pop

We Want What We Want, by Alix Ohlin

We Want What We Want, by Alix Ohlin (Knopf, 256 pages) The short-story collection We Want What We Want by […]

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Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/08/26

Sophie Du Palais, Endurance Of Pain Is The Power Of Being (Abstrakce Records) There’s always room at this desk for […]

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Books / Pop

Tender is the Bite by Spencer Quinn

Tender is the Bite, by Spencer Quinn (Forge, 263 pages) I would say that I am late to the Chet […]

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Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/08/19

Anika, Change (Sacred Bones Records)Collection of self-indulgent, googly-eyed runway-model-pop confections from a pan-European girl who apparently believes there’s a huge […]

Film Reviews / Pop

At the Sofaplex 21/08/12

Val (R) It’s the documentary you didn’t know you needed about Val Kilmer, narrated with Val’s words read by Jack […]

Books / Pop

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

The Maidens, by Alex Michaelides (Celedon Books, 333 pages) Alex Michaelides’ first book, The Silent Patient, was a runaway best […]

Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/08/12

Lex Leosis, Terracotta [EP] (self-released) This female alternative hip-hopper is a long-board enthusiast from California by way of Canada, and […]

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Books / Pop

Wayward by Dana Spiotta

Wayward, by Dana Spiotta (Knopf, 270 pages) In 2013, New Hampshire author Howard Mansfield published a gorgeous ode to the […]

Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/08/05

Occurrence, I Have So Much Love To Give (Archie & Fox Records) I usually don’t go for tunes that sound […]

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