On Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day", and what both can tell us about what some will sacrifice to become great.
What the shared life – and death – of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft can teach us about a "timely death".

December 2022

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November 2022

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On Mike Flanagan's new series and the nihilism of insisting people are perfect as they are.

October 2022

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On terror vs horror, the stories of Stephen King, and dancing with death.

September 2022

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On objective facts, subjective experience, and whether authenticity is more useful than truth in art.

August 2022

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On the courage required to face our problems and the strength needed to overcome them.

July 2022

How Philip Larkin's 1958 poem describes the sense of loss that haunts the conservative worldview.