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TV

The 2022 Golden Globes

This year’s Golden Globes were like no other, literally. Held on 9th January at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was hosted as a private event with barely any attendees, and all of the winners were announced on Twitter.  The reason behind the event this year, or lack thereof, was due to the backlash the Hollywood…

Film

Frankie & Johnny 30 Years on…

Back in 1992, the late, great Garry Marshall, aka the king of Rom-Coms, brought audiences Frankie & Johnny (yes, like the song). Michelle Pfieffer and Al Pacino star in this extremely underrated flick, reuniting together almost a decade after Scarface. Pfieffer’s character is a solitary 30-something waitress in a New York café, whose simple world…

Creative Writing

Birthdays 

Darkness, warmth, then glittering cold and harsh lights. The sounds of a world unmuffled by water and flesh. A sharp hand descends on your buttock and you choke on fluid and air and the first piercing scream of your tiny life. Gently cradling hands and harsh latex gloves deliver you into the world, out of…

Music

PRIMAL SCREAM DIXIE NARCO 30 YEARS ON

Primal Scream’s Dixie Narco EP was released in 1992 and remains a little-known gem to this day. Although most of us will have come across an indie soft-boy (or possibly a middle-aged dad) wearing a Screamadelica shirt in our time, the Dixie Narco EP has stayed well clear of the limelight.  We already knew Moving…

Books

Jurassic Park Review

The name Jurassic Park brings to mind animatronic dinosaurs and chase scenes through deserted theme parks. Today few people, myself included, know there was a book before the film. Written by sci-fi author Michal Crichton in 1990, this book explores the dangers of taking science too far. The novel opens with a series of mysterious…

Creative Writing

Celebration

There is a statue in the square with my face stitched onto it in stone. It is uncanny granite, and I stare at it a long while, face to face with me, eyebrows raised so they are higher on flesh than they are on stone. I smile at myself.  There is a statue. In the…

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