Graphic novel review: The Stuff of Legend: Book 1 – The Dark by Mike Raicht & Brian Smith (illustrations by Charles Paul Wilson III)

We have grown accustomed through Pixar’s Toy Story franchise to the appealing idea that childhood is largely and wondrously trouble-free. That’s not to say that Andy and later Bonnie don’t go through some emotionally troubling experiences; they definitely do and it informs and propels the narratives in all four of Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more songs #81: YARLIE, Ava Max, Sgt Slick, Laura Mvula and Montaigne + new ABBA lyric videos

Love is supposed to be always wonderful. That’s the PR anyway, and yes, it can be absolutely glorious when everything goes well as some of this post’s artists attest, but sometimes it’s a car crash in the midst of a natural disaster cratering towards an apocalypse, and we have no Continue Reading