The European Football Show is one of the best football programmes on television. BT Sport’s decision to cancel it is an insult, and proof of how little they think of their … Continue reading Why has BT Sport axed its best show?
Video games aren’t art, but it turns out they can be a damn good educational tool, if only to encourage curiosity. Among the pantheon of video games, the beloved Age of … Continue reading Age of Empires: Good game, bad history
SPOILERS: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is a satisfying entry to the Star Wars canon. It suffers compared to The Force Awakens, however, by offering little more than an extended prologue to the … Continue reading A film for the fans: Rogue One review
SPOILERS: Arrival is the best science-fiction film of the decade. It is powerful and philosophical, speaking to the complexity of language and its ability to change our ability to perceive and … Continue reading Arrival: The successor to Spielberg
We live in an age of contradictions. Thanks to mass media and the Internet, we can communicate instantaneously with anyone, at any time, in any country. Despite this, we in … Continue reading Little Letterhole: Her (2013)
Claudius the God asks us to consider whether it is right to support Claudius as he descends into despotism – not just for the characters in the story, but also … Continue reading Claudius the God: Was Phaemon’s dog right?
In the first of a new series, Letterhole looks classic at albums from around the world. This time, the seminal second album by Japanese electronic pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra goes … Continue reading Ear Worms: Solid State Survivor (1979)
Pokémon took the world by storm in the late 1990s. For the Millennial generation, no other cultural phenomenon has come close to its influence. Pokémon GO, riding on a wave … Continue reading The phenomenon that caught them all
I, Claudius abounds with villains: there is the insane, incestuous Caligula; the sadistic Tiberius; and the power hungry Sejanus, but the most effective of them all is Livia Drusilla, the … Continue reading Little Letterhole: A villain worth remembering