Life happened and I haven’t posted much recently. While I catch up on the work, you can all catch up on the reading.
Category Archive: Pop culture
Jul 21 2014
Jul 17 2014
Science fiction shows the moment when an robot disobeys its programming as an ascent to sentience; religion does the same thing while calling it a fall.
Jun 30 2014
Admitting Harris was a nice guy means admitting, too, that apparent nice guys do what he did.
Jun 16 2014
A well put-together, thoughtfully directed thriller’s script still fails fundamentally at what it sets out to do.
Jun 05 2014
When he draped a single, languid arm around Mick Ronson, life went from sepia to Technicolor.
Jun 04 2014
I’ve liked a few things lately. Snorking them all at once seemed like a good idea.
Jun 01 2014
As I write, zombie drama In the Flesh is soon to air its second series’ penultimate episode. Chances are you’re reading this after watching; those who aren’t, spoilers follow. Flesh, which last month won BAFTA’s Best Miniseries award, is a knockdown argument for several things, among them BBC Three’s value, the rewards of employing first-time writers and why genre shows will never, ever …
May 27 2014
Queer people have been painted in a narrow colour palette, portraits of moist helplessness lining wall after wall – those of us who chose rage instead are nowhere to be seen.
May 15 2014
The Eurovision winner played on the ego of her would-be saviours, as she played those behind the backlash against her.
Mar 01 2014
At Christmas, in a sudden, violent lurch, Peter Capaldi’s face became the Doctor’s. His announcement in the role pleased critics and excited fans as David Tennant’s had in 2005, fresh off the smash-hit set of Casanova – both actors, loved by the public as it was, were hotly tipped for the part. Capaldi, pictured last …