Music and Mind-Bending in David Mitchell's 'Utopia Avenue'

Woven into Utopia Avenue David Mitchell stitches a subtle critique of the impacts of the pot-heavy, lysergic-immersed, and heady music's ambitions on pop culture, moral choices, and even tripping itself.


The Revolution Never Ends: 'Cloud Atlas'

Cloud Atlas explodes in crescendo after crescendo, structure that brings the movie close to dramatic exhaustion at several points, but also allows for a slightly overdone coda.


BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.


In Praise of Silliness

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.


'The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet' Is a Constantly Shifting Virtuoso Act

David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is an extraordinarily powerful book, a triumph of the storyteller’s ability to create a world and place the reader in it.


Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (review)

For all that Black Swan Green seals itself in childhood, it dually seals itself off from children.

David Hunter

A Kind of Music: Interview with Author David Mitchell

The sound of a word, the rhythm of writing, canoodling characters and the pleasure in writing them. An engaging interview with author David Mitchell on the release of his latest, Black Swan Green.

Stephen Schenkenberg

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