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Sherlock – ‘The Empty Hearse’ – Series 3, Episode 1, Arts

Sherlock – ‘The Empty Hearse’ – Series 3, Episode 1

Within the first two minutes of the episode, the question that left the nation on tenterhooks back in 2012 was finally answered.

By | Arts | Thursday, 2 January 2014 at 11:59 pm

All Rapped Up: The best US hip-hop of 2013, Arts

All Rapped Up: The best US hip-hop of 2013

The past 12 months felt somewhat low key for US hip-hop. In sharp contrast with 2012, which yielded a sizeable stack of truly excellent records and, in Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, one bonafide classic, 2013 seemed just, well, a bit quiet.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at 9:08 pm

Glimpse: “There’s no going back now”, Arts

Glimpse: “There’s no going back now”

Glimpse is a house and techno producer who has been involved with the music for well over a decade now, maintaining a fruitful and productive career – meandering between styles, dipping into live performance, DJing and forming creative partnerships with numerous artists, including the late Martin Dawson. More recently he has been working on the Dense & Pika techno project with his friend, and fellow musician, Alex Jones. I caught up with him a few days ago to speak about what his career…

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 30 December 2013 at 9:54 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 3, Arts

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 3

A fine conclusion to this Austen crime mashup – if not a morally satisfying one.

By | Arts | Saturday, 28 December 2013 at 10:07 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 2, Arts

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 2

It’s all about honour as Darcy fights to save his, Wickham pretends he has none and the Colonel is assumed to have been born with it.

By | Arts | Friday, 27 December 2013 at 11:59 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 1, Arts

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 1

Not a feast of Austen, but plenty of tasty hors d’oeuvres.

By | Arts | Friday, 27 December 2013 at 12:24 am

Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2, Episode 6, Arts

Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2, Episode 6

An enjoyable “tie up loose ends” episode – although some may have hoped for more.

By | Arts | Friday, 27 December 2013 at 12:02 am

Jhene Aiko Interview: “I really like working with rappers. They really take their time with what they are writing and I do that too”, Arts

Jhene Aiko Interview: “I really like working with rappers. They really take their time with what they are writing and I do that too”

Whether it is her organic and melodic tone, her thought-provoking lyrics, her sensuality or the fact that she has every music lover captivated as they listening to her voice, one thing is for sure: Jhene Aiko is making a well-deserved mark on the music industry.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 4:00 am

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton, Arts

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton

For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for Christmas Eve is Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Yellow Claw know no boundaries, Music

Yellow Claw know no boundaries

The sounds of Amsterdam are louder and brasher than ever, and for that we have Yellow Claw to thank.

By | Music | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 12:51 am

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