Superheroes on screen, and why we should all watch Young Justice

A few weeks ago, the highly anticipated Justice League was released to a reception that was lukewarm at best. It made me think about the difficulties of trying to recreate a shared universe of any kind on screen, well as bringing to mind one of my all-time favourite cartoons- Young Justice. On the DCEU: it baffles… Continue reading Superheroes on screen, and why we should all watch Young Justice

Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four: A Chain of Quotations

‘Which is it to-day,’ I asked, ‘morphine or cocaine?’ ??? ‘I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.’ ??? I was annoyed at this criticism of a work… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four: A Chain of Quotations

The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Part One: Animals and Humans Have you ever seen one of those adverts on television, the ones with faded photo montages accompanied by poignant music and a solemn voice informing you that a certain species- of tiger, perhaps, or elephant- is on the verge of extinction, but with a small monthly donation you could help… Continue reading The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Pride and Prejudice: A Chain of Quotations

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” ♥♥♥ “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me”  ♥♥♥ “I remember the time when I liked a red coat myself very well -- and, indeed, so I do still at… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice: A Chain of Quotations

How much should we listen to musical criticism?

I generally don’t write about music because, to be honest, I’m always too intimidated to try. To put it bluntly, I don’t want to seem like an idiot talking about a creative practice that I have practically zero technical knowledge of. Unlike other writers, I don’t feel comfortable dropping phrases like ‘electro-pop dubstep’ or criticising… Continue reading How much should we listen to musical criticism?