Can it be acceptable to witter on aimless when it feels like the world is falling apart? I remember coming across a great Nietzsche quote when I was poring (pouring?) over his work as student. Unfortunately I am truly rubbish at recalling great quotes, or even being able to summon up the right combination of search […]Read more "The case for writing about nothing"
Even if the meta title doesn’t put you off, I copied most of the GIFs from an existing ‘best of 2015’ list.Read more "Why you must read this navel-gazing GIF-heavy listicle about writer’s block"
The record-breaking adventurer and broadcaster says there are very “transferable” lessons on living in the moment that can be taken from his experiences. But what are they?Read more "Adventurer Mark Beaumont: ‘I’ve been in more tight corners than most’"
Stephen Fry described her as “one of the smartest, funniest and most sweet-natured people I ever encountered”. Can you believe this weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of comedian Linda Smith?Read more "Linda Smith: ‘clever, perceptive, politically sharp and above all very funny’"
Did the must-see Netflix show reveal the truth behind the story of Steven Avery, or does it substitute one example of confirmation bias for another? Or is it even more complicated than that?Read more "Making a Murderer: the truth remains at large in a case surrounded by more-than-reasonable doubt"
In the latest of our column for new and returning gamers, we explore the fearsome subgenre of Roguelikes – and face the terrifying (and ever-so-slightly exciting) spectre of perma-death.Read more "Agenre Provocateur: Rogues-U-Like"
Today we’re looking at three indie titles that show the depth of role-playing games.Read more "Agenre Provocateur: Role with it"
What do you if you’re an adult who wants to give gaming a try but has no idea where to start? Well, you begin here, of course.Read more "Agenre Provocateur: where to begin with gaming"
How many globally successful artists are out there pursuing truly subversive ideas? Kevin Sherry asks how fellow musicians can pay fitting tribute to the Thin White Duke.Read more "Are we betraying David Bowie’s legacy?"
In The Fight of Gordon’s Life, it seems motor neurone disease finds itself facing an opponent unafraid to square up and tackle the condition with bravery, dignity and relentless zeal.Read more "Gordon Aikman and MND: fight, and fight again, and keep fighting"