That’s how Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer Karen O describes what it was like to step out on stage in 2000s New York – Ravenous fanaticism. Inspired by Lizzy Goodman’s book of the same title, Meet Me in the Bathroom (Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, 2022) is a collection of archival footage that provokes reflection, […]

Where to start with a cinematic master like Bergman? Boasting a prolific career spanning over four decades, it can be hard to find the right entry into the Swedish maestro’s explorations of our soul, purpose and psyches. There is no real wrong choice, but it’s in his films from the 1950s, we see one of […]

Opening a Curtis Sittenfeld story is the beginning of a delicious endeavour. Her flawed female protagonists are constantly navigating a quagmire of life and love’s hot button topics, delivering moments of satire and social criticism, self-analysis and character assassinations. In Romantic Comedy, Sittenfeld delivers this in spades with a story that delights in poking her […]

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Harry's House

"We've all been invited in, and if you pay close attention, you may feel a little... awkward. Is it PDA if it's inside your own home? Unclear, but it doesn't appear to bother Harry either way. The former One Director star is famously coy about his private life in public, but here - on this album, or should I say, in this house? - he's given a teeny bit of insight, mostly in the form of... thirst. In the lead-up to its release, Harry was clear this was his 'most personal work yet'. Yes, all musicians say that, so we'll all listen with added interest. But is it true?"