By J. Rost The first season of the new Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale sets up high expectations – and fulfills them. The first screen adaption of the Margaret Atwood’s novel was released in 1990 and was not as much of a success as the original story would have made you think. So director Reed … Continue reading Dystopia or true near future?
Boston 168 on another acid mission searching for new sound black holes
by T. Drenckhan After a year's absence, the Italy-based duo is now back on the label “Odd Even” with its brand new Phenomena EP. The release comes only in vinyl and is divided into two parts, containing four tracks each. All of them are characterized by Boston 168’s way of creating new sound textures with vintage … Continue reading Boston 168 on another acid mission searching for new sound black holes
Bastard out of Carolina – a tale of shame and anger
Writing Bastard, I had imagined that girl — or rather some girl of thirteen or so who hated herself and her life. I had imagined that, reading Bone's story, a girl like her would see what I intended — that being made the object of someone else's contempt and rage did not make you contemptible. I … Continue reading Bastard out of Carolina – a tale of shame and anger
Book review: Laura Moriarty’s “The Chaperone”
By Julia M. New York in the Roaring Twenties: A metropolis full of life, music and adventures. It is at this point in time that the 15-years old Louise Brooks, soon-to-be one of the biggest silent movie icons with her own signature haircut, attends a well-known dancing school in New York. In The Chaperone, Laura … Continue reading Book review: Laura Moriarty’s “The Chaperone”
Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Ubisoft’s most popular franchise takes us back to its roots
Review by Erik Engel Alright, I know, another one? Yes, the gaming equivalent of the Saw movies releases, yet another installment after the last few years that have gone consistently downhill for the Assassin's cult. But against all odds Origins shows us there is still life in the series that just celebrated its ten year … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Ubisoft’s most popular franchise takes us back to its roots
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – a darkly humorous portrait of a woman in agony and grief
By Anna Jung Frances McDormand plays a courageous vigilante who confronts the police by erecting three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder. This is McDormand’s best performance since Fargo and her portrayal of the embittered Mildred Hayes won her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. After the success of his last dark … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – a darkly humorous portrait of a woman in agony and grief
REVIEW: Exhibition of GDR artifacts in Rostock’s Cultural History Museum
Do I need this type of “Eastalgica”? One would think that 28 years after the reunion of the two German states in October 1990 the sense of loss would weaken more and more. The artifacts of this particular time of the East German states could be put in a museum for today’s school classes who … Continue reading REVIEW: Exhibition of GDR artifacts in Rostock’s Cultural History Museum
The Call of Civilization
By Angelique Konrad White Fang begins with a dramatic hunt. A few men are being chased by a pack of starving wolves. This is the promising start of the book by Jack London, who also wrote Call of the Wild, which we can see as companion tale to White fang. Immediately you share … Continue reading The Call of Civilization
Fifty Shades of Boredom rewritten, retold and now getting old – Darker reviewed
By D. Andres Published just before Christmas, the newest Fifty Shades of Grey novel will most definitely be found under many a Christmas tree. After two years of waiting the fans will be rewarded with the second book of the series told through the eyes of Christian Grey himself. The story is not surprising, the … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Boredom rewritten, retold and now getting old – Darker reviewed
Review: Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Reputation’ – The old Taylor is definitely dead!
“The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now – cause she is dead.” This is what Taylor Swift is singing in her first single from the new album ‘Reputation’. And after listening to all 15 tracks, people can definitely confirm that the old country-pop singing Taylor is dead – for real! On … Continue reading Review: Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Reputation’ – The old Taylor is definitely dead!