Arts

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Arts, Music November 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm Comments

IN AN INTERVIEW with the New Yorker last October, Leonard Cohen said he was ‘ready to die’. It seems already that this ominous statement will serve as the basis with which the musical press defines hisRead More

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Arts, Music October 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm Comments

JIMMY EAT WORLD have been responsible for two records that have come to characterise pop-rock and emo. However, since 2001 they have released a number of quality follow ups that have brought to my attention an issueRead More

The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts – Review

The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts – Review

Arts, Music October 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm Comments

RECORD COMPANIES HAVE always enjoyed ‘remastering’ albums and re-releasing them for an easy profit. In the current industry, where the album has lost much of its financial reward, they could even become vital to the continuedRead More

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us to Life’ Review

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us to Life’ Review

Arts, Music October 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm Comments

‘Remember Us to Life’ is Regina Spektor’s 7th studio album and the first in four years, with ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ being released in 2012. But Regina Spektor has still been with us,Read More

Idina Menzel – ‘idina.’ Review

Idina Menzel – ‘idina.’ Review

Arts, Music October 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm Comments

‘idina.’ (with a lower-case ‘I’ because Apple product placement and a full-stop at the end because maybe she’s making a point that her name is Idina and nothing else, and especially not Adele Dazeem) is IdinaRead More

Blood: A Short Story

Blood: A Short Story

Arts, Creative Writing October 8, 2016 at 10:40 am Comments

Blood. There was blood everywhere. Blood on my hands. Blood in my hair. Bloody all over the floor, pooling around my knees, soaking into my jeans. Bloody handprints adorned my pure white shirt. The stench beganRead More

Luke Cage: Review

Luke Cage: Review

Arts, TV October 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments

SWEET CHRISTMAS! THE next installment in the Marvel-Netflix joint has arrived in the form of Luke Cage – also known as Power Man, because the 70s was a very different time. Never the less, the 70sRead More

Fleetwood Mac, Mirage 2016 Remaster – still an elusive, intangible, mirage of an unstoppable force

Fleetwood Mac, Mirage 2016 Remaster – still an elusive, intangible, mirage of an unstoppable force

Arts, Music October 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments

WARNER BROS. RECORDS have been delighting us with deluxe, expanded and remastered versions of Fleetwood Mac albums for a number of years. This year sees the re-release of an album comprising of four hit singles inRead More

INSIDE: Everything You Didn’t Realise Was Missing from LIMBO

INSIDE: Everything You Didn’t Realise Was Missing from LIMBO

Arts, Games October 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm Comments

LIMBO, PLAYDEAD’S DEBUT 2D platformer, was rightly hailed upon release as one of the greatest indie titles in modern history. The silent tale of a boy’s journey through a haunting monochromatic world was a refreshing touch ofRead More

New Single Releases of the Week

New Single Releases of the Week

Arts, Music September 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments

DNCE – Body Moves The first single from their upcoming eponymous album after their acclaimed EP Swaay last year, Body Moves keeps the same uplifting, guitar driven formula. Led by Joe Jonas – of Jonas Brothers fame – the quartet bring theRead More