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“A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man” – James Joyce

“A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man” – James Joyce

The modernist classic, perhaps the greatest English-language Bildungsroman, turns 100 on December 29, 2016. To celebrate, we look at what makes the novel so special: its fierce defense of individualism…

Greatest Mythologies of Stanley Kubrick

Greatest Mythologies of Stanley Kubrick

Let’s try to set the record straight. More has been written about Kubrick – on his films, about his person, extracting his methods – than any other motion picture director…

Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe

Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe

Neutrinos and their weird subatomic ways could help us understand high-energy particles, exploding stars and the origins of matter itself. Why, after millions of years of steadily lighting the cold…

Francis Ford Coppola:”I don’t have time to wait”

Francis Ford Coppola:”I don’t have time to wait”

Mr. Coppola, you once said that it is very difficult to be a good artist if you are rich. Do you still think the same way? These days I think…

Forget The Beatles – Liszt was music’s first “superstar”

Forget The Beatles – Liszt was music’s first “superstar”

The women who screamed and swooned for the 19th Century piano virtuoso Franz Liszt set the pattern for fans in our own time – from The Beatles to Justin Bieber.…

Masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa

Masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa

When one thinks of the masters of cinema, Japanese director Akira Kurowsawa (1910-1998) would be towards the top of that tree. Ground breaking and innovative in not only the technical…

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

1. Solsbury Hill Given the financial hole he was in, and the success of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, 1974 was an odd year for Peter Gabriel to hand…

The True Story About The Creature Known as The Mothman

The True Story About The Creature Known as The Mothman

Between November 15, 1966 and December 15, 1967 a string of incredible, but disturbing, sightings took place in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia of a “large flying man…

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