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The Master by Colm Tóibín – Book...

Written by: Colm Tóibín (pronounced “Toebeen”)Published by: Picador Colm Tóibín has become an award-winning novelist with his book The Master, which won the IMPAC Prize, the Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year and the Prix du...

Melmoth the Wanderer – Book Review

Written by: Charles R. MaturinPublished by: Oxford University Press Melmoth the Wanderer, published in 1820, is a prototypical Gothic novel. It is a fairly simple story on the surface: the titular Melmoth is a scholar who, a la Faust, trades...

Kinky Boots (2005) – Movie Review

Written by: Geoff Deane and Tim FirthDirected by: Julian JarroldStarring: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost My Advice: See it… see it NOW. The basic story of Kinky Boots is familiar enough: underdog faces...

Oishinbo – Manga Review

Written by: Tetsu KariyaArt by Hanasaki AkiraPublished by: VIZ Media LLC The manga Oishinbo has been running in Japan since 1983 and has been collected in over 100 volumes. Now, Viz has collected various themes, such as sake or gyoza, into...

Up (2009) – Movie Review

Written by: Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, based on a story by Docter, Peterson and Thomas McCarthyDirected by: Pete DocterStarring: Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo My Advice: See it in 3-D by all...

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the Xbox 360

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360...

Overall: Published & Developed by Bethesda Softworks Platform: PC, Xbox 360 (reviewed on Xbox 360) ESRB Rating: Teen My Advice: Buy it and say goodbye to your loved ones. Having clocked a fair amount of time on every Elder Scrolls game...

Sweeney Todd (2005) – Theatre Review

Theatre folks know Sweeney Todd well. The really twisted ones among us know it well and enjoy the hell out of it, for many reasons: the gallows humor and the straight-up gallows; Sondheim being 110% Sondheim; and, well, we just dig things...

Resident Evil 4 (PS2) – Game Review

Overall: Published by Capcom Developed by Capcom Studio 4 Platform: PS2, Gamecube (reviewed on PS2) ESRB Rating: Mature The original Resident Evil game stands in very select company as one of the only games to essentially define its own...