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"
December brought not just gifts but two literary adaptations, with And Then There Were None triumphing with chilling suspense, repression and realistically tragic brutality – whereas Sherlock diluted its formidable power by venturing too far into the realms of fantasy.Read more "Conan Doyle vs Christie: Sherlock loses out in battle of BBC murder-mystery adaptations"
With the curtain having fallen on the latest series of Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews’ thespian satire, Toast of London, Jon Hamm’s brilliantly subversive cameo unfortunately shines the spotlight on a format in need of a more suitable showcase for its headline act’s talents.Read more "Burnt Toast? Where next for Matt Berry’s actorly sitcom"
A year including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, and Inside Out shows that female protagonists can be more original and compelling than their leaden male counterparts.Read more "Star Wars, Mad Max, Hunger Games, Inside Out: 2015’s true blockbusters were female-powered"
How many of your favourite bands of yesteryear can you recall? And how many of them do you still listen to?Read more "Stony Sleep and the favourite bands you’d never remember you had"
If you don’t read beyond this point, here’s a tip: buy their albums. BUY ALL THEIR BLOODY ALBUMS.Read more "Treacherous Orchestra and the innovative legacy of Martyn Bennett"