A few thoughts on ‘The Buried Giant’

I read the very poetic The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, a few months ago, and only recently realised a few interesting things about it. Continue reading


Courtesans and Fishcakes: Attitudes Towards Pleasure in Ancient Greece

It’s the right time for another cultural history. The only kind worth reading. Continue reading

Swapping the Mute’s Vocal Chords: A Modest Proposal for the Future of Music

I have spent the past fortnight obsessively listening to Frances the Mute, the 2003 release by critically confusing band The Mars Volta. Continue reading


‘I Have Nothing to Write About’ – A Criticism of Empiricism

Many people complain that they often have nothing to ‘write about;’ in fact, I encounter the excuse often enough that it’s become white noise.

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‘The Great Cat Massacre’ Review

Robert Darnton’s The Great Cat Massacre is not exactly what it sounds like. Continue reading