Tuesday, June 10 2014
Two critical catfights are claiming to have buried art-forms which have shaped our civilisation for decades and centuries apiece. Are they entitled to do that?
Monday, June 9 2014
In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.
With his latest release, Andrew Bird pays homage to the Handsome Family in that achingly beautiful way only he can.
Friday, June 6 2014
With the publication of his third novel, Tash Aw's celebrity status is now assured. But do the books equal the hype?
This is a weighty tome, independently released, but with the high-end quality one might expect to have found at the recently shuttered Rizzoli flagship store.
Thursday, June 5 2014
What happens when corporate and private monies are allowed to come into a public system of electioneering and propaganda?
On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".
This rises somewhat above its heist flick clichés, due mostly to its stellar cast, but also the clever structure of the story, courtesy of writer/director Jonathan Sobol.
Anchorman 2 is bigger, bolder, brasher and more bizarre than its antecedent, but it also gives a pertinent critique of the medium it has chosen to satirise.
After Gourmet was abruptly shut down, editor Ruth Reichl parlayed a lifetime’s worth of foodie gossip into a confection of a first novel.