Friday, 1 June 2018

Tom Wolfe, Philip Roth and the making of modern America

In the space of seven days this month, American literature lost two of its foremost proponents. In sum, the collected..

By Edward Thicknesse

Friday, 11 May 2018

The past is a foreign country in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: The Return

A young man sits, watching an empty glass box. He has not been told what to watch for, but he..

By Edward Thicknesse

Friday, 6 April 2018

"Where do we go but nowhere?" Nick Cave and the myth of Catharsis

Nick Cave is a man well-versed in staring into the darkness. His subject has long been death, and his songs..

By Edward Thicknesse

Saturday, 10 March 2018

The condemned Emperor and the vanishing of Kevin Spacey

Four months ago, Kevin Spacey was effectively acting royalty, garlanded with honours and fĂȘted for the extraordinary range and variety..

By Edward Thicknesse