In my last post, I argued that critics tend to look for innovation in writing, rather than ‘quality’. This argument appears to be validated (at least in part) by the shortlist selections for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. 496 more words
In “The Netflix Bin”, I scour the scores of real gems, awful crap and Nicolas Cage movies on the streaming service, and pick out whatever I want from it. 834 more words
Experts say it’s one of four major red flags that a marriage won’t last.
The silent treatment. The cold shoulder. Stonewalling. Regardless of what you choose to call it, ignoring ― or being evasive toward your partner during an argument ― is a 986 more words
Dale Carnegie opens How To Win Friends And Influence People with the maxim “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.”
As anyone logged into Twitter can tell you, the bees have taken over the apiary, and we’re all covered in their stings. 799 more words
Featuring recordings of stunning virtuosity from 10 of its laureates, from 2006 to 2015, this disc does a great service to an international music competition that for 50 years has showcased some of the greatest talents in classical guitar playing. 174 more words