Arts

The Stamp of Feminism in Kill Bill 1 & 2

(spoilers ahead) Tarantino tells the fun and crazy story of The Bride seeking revenge on ‘Bill’, who sent her into a coma with a bitter headshot on her wedding night. […]

Book Review: Open Reveries By Bruno Cooke

“An unusual novel that nevertheless captures the difficulties of growing up and the importance of family” Richard is a victim of tempestuous bowels, Nicole of delayed tooth eruption. After bizarre […]

Book Review: Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

“A unique and beautifully written novel that explores the ethics and consequences of lying.” Nofar is just an ordinary teenage girl – so ordinary that she’s almost invisible. Serving customers […]

Love, Death & Robots: brave new avant-garde?

Netflix has just released another anthology series that will have to shine through the huge shadow Black Mirror cast on pop culture. I mean, every time there is something new […]

Book Review: Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth

“A poignant and disturbing novel that explores a fraternal relationship, set in the harsh outback of colonial Australia” – a CUB must-read!  Queensland, 1885. One sweltering day in the Australian outback, Tommy […]

The National Theatre is making the bard accessible for children – before schools spoil all of the magic.

‘A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins.’ The Winters Tale is a classic Shakespearean play and the amazing actors and crew at the National […]

Book Review: Time’s Tide by Adrian Harvey

“A moving exploration of the relationship between father and son set in a picturesque landscape.”   Father and son, Erikur and Arni, struggle to overcome the emotional distance between them. Each is drawn inexorably […]

YA Fiction, the Rise of Social Media and Savannah Brown

On March 13th, I attended an event at Waterstones in Piccadilly for the release of Savannah Brown’s debut YA novel The Truth About Keeping Secrets. The first time I heard […]

Book Review: Casanova and the Faceless Woman by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

“A compelling thriller set in pre-revolutionary France with engaging characters that you are never entirely sure if you can trust” – a CUB must-read!  1759. Outside the gates of the magnificent […]