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At the Sofaplex 21/09/23

Nightbooks (TV-PG) Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley. Upset after nobody comes to his horror-themed birthday party, 11-ish-year-old Alex (Winslow) runs off […]

Books / Pop

Mellencamp, by Paul Rees

Mellencamp, by Paul Rees (Atria, 320 pages) John Mellencamp hasn’t been a reliable hitmaker since the 1980s, back when he […]

Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/09/23

Chet Doxas, You Can’t Take It With You (Whirlwind Recordings) Minimally accessible but solid jazz album, a straightforward mixture of […]

Film Reviews / Pop

At the Sofaplex 21/09/16

He’s All That (TV-MA) Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan. Also appearing here is Rachel Leigh Cook — who you may remember […]

cover of Water, the Biography
Books / Pop

Water, A Biography, by Giulio Boccaletti

Water, A Biography, by Giulio Boccaletti (Pantheon, 300 pages) Watching muddy brown water flood the streets of Louisiana, Mississippi and […]

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Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/09/16

Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor, Long Tall Sunshine (Not Two Records) Jazz drummer Altschul is staring down the barrel of 80 […]

book cover for The Secret History of Food by Matt Seig
Books / Pop

The Secret History of Food, by Matt Siegel

The Secret History of Food, by Matt Siegel (Ecco, 194 pages) Matt Siegel is obsessed with food — not with […]

Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/09/09

Josie Cotton, Pussycat Babylon (Kitten Robot Records) Well look at this, post-punk royalty in the house. Cotton made her big […]

book cover, blue with white frosted cake covered in lit candles, title in white font above, author below
Books / Pop

Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light, Essays by Helen Ellis

Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light, Essays by Helen Ellis (Doubleday, 176 pages) Resist the temptation to dismiss Helen […]

Albums / Pop

Album Reviews 21/09/02

Kazemde George, I Insist (Greenleaf Music) There’s something of a precedent for this album, at least in an inspirational sense. […]

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