'Innocent until proven guilty' - that's the phrase we all tell ourselves when discussing some crime or other that we've seen on the news yet seems far away, intangible. There is an objective sense of justice in it that the most optimistic of us believe can actually be found in the real world. In his first novel, Contempt, Michael Cordell explores the opposite - the more realistic - concept of 'guilty until proven innocent'.Read More
I first read the A Series of Unfortunate Events books when I was 7, saw the film when I was 9, and watched the Netflix series when I was 19. My consumption of the story in all its different mediums has moved with my age. So in this edition of ’Page or Screen?’ we will be comparing across three different iterations. *Gasp*Read More
In 2002, I’m not sure audiences would have been ready for a TV adaptation of Y: The Last Man. Almost 20 years later, society has changed. Its attitudes towards gender and sexuality have vastly matured, and continue to do so. And so FX have braved adapting the triple Eisner Award-winning comic for the screen in a 10-part first season.Read More
During the month of November, The Manchester Literature Festival welcomed Bernadine Evaristo to the stage at HOME. Hosted by her old colleague Jackie Kay, the conversation was one between friends, which offered a warm return to Evaristo’s early days as a creative and welcomed insight into her later works.Read More
ill the very end. When I first dove into this book, I was going through a bit of a reading slump. One of those you have so many books you want to read, but somehow that book beside your bed just never leaves that spot. Well this book completely changed that. From the first 100 or so pages, I was completely immersed in it.Read More
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