Part B

Arts and Culture reviews, previews, and comment pieces.

Persona

  Some days begin in darkness Before carbon flares in light Slow-wakening of illumination; To reside between its flickers Or exposed in spectral sight.   Pinned upon the table Limbs wrigglin…

the art of old films

Old doesn’t mean the hard hitting box office slams of the 2000s or the love stories to the tune of Norah Jones albums from the 90s. It means black and white, shadows looming on walls, female protagoni…

Bye Bye Birdie

The magpie feels the chalk morning’s sun, and knows another day begun. Missing the refuge of the downy birch she glides between buses and billboards in search of a sunlit, solitary perch. Quite far fr…

Withering Wodehouse?

While growing up, I was occasionally subject to my father’s gentle reproaches for not reading PG Wodehouse’s (“Plum”) novels. His ultimate compliment to a witty turn of phrase was “This is just Wodeho…

Top Ten Films of 2017

“Dunkirk” (wri-dir. Christopher Nolan) Christopher Nolan’s World War Two epic fulfilled its lofty expectations when it debuted in July, the prolific director once again showing his credentials when it…