Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sherlock-U-Like?

Last night saw the debut airing of Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s “bold updating” of the eponymous sleuth to contemporary London. Although it’s already getting a fair amount of praise, and could well prove very popular, I’m afraid I … Continue reading

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Emin in the news!

A couple of peculiar, non-Art related news stories about Tracey Emin have cropped up this month… First of all, she’s apparently had breast reduction surgery… well, according to The Mirror, anyway. “I was a 34G. I lost a stone on the … Continue reading

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The Weepiest Witch

I should have learned by now that there’s no such thing as “truth in advertising” when it comes to the blurb on the back of B-movie DVD covers… but I still find myself surprised by how inaccurately their synopses actually … Continue reading

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Crock?

I’d never seen any of the flicks in the Leprechaun horror franchise before, so perhaps it was silly of me to start with the sixth instalment, Back 2 Tha Hood, but it had too good/bad a premise to pass up. … Continue reading

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Hippy Dippy

Spaced and Hippies both debuted in 1999, and both starred a plucky young actor by the name of Simon Pegg… but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. In the former, he plays a bitter and cynical comic book artist, … Continue reading

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Nutmeg lives!

Many years ago, I wrote a series of pulp sci-fi detective stories, starring a character called Nutmeg Rodriguez. I was on a big M-Rod kick at the time, so for the illustrations I basically just drew her character from GirlFight, … Continue reading

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“What’s Wrong With Being Sexy?”

One of my favourite comedy shows… in fact, one of the few truly unmissable shows currently on air… The Daily Show, came in for a bit of a kicking recently regarding its Feminist credentials, or lack thereof. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Maya, May I?

A few years back, I managed to wean myself off buying magazines… mainly because the price of s/hand DVDs and CDs dropped so drastically, and it became so much easier to find news and reviews of bands and films online … Continue reading

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Hell Hole

Hard to believe, but there was once a time when Thora Birch was a bigger star than Scarlett Johansson. That time, sadly, is long gone now, but her portrayal of ‘Enid’ in Ghost World will live on forever in my … Continue reading

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Kewt Kali

Stumbled over this super-cute cartoon of the Goddess Kali, drawn by Sanjay Patel, a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios. According to his official website, Ghee Happy, his aim is to “celebrate Indian mythology and culture thru … Continue reading

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