Sunday, February 12, 2023


In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man: I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam.

Mr Inbetween is one of Australia’s best TV shows – so why isn’t it more popular?

 4.13 Haruki Murakami to release first novel in six years in April

As a critic, Richard Gilman was ferociously precise. As a teacher, he was agitating and inspiring. As a father, he was... complicated Gilman 

Germany’s “All Quiet On The Western Front” Has Nine Oscar Nominations.  The Germans Hate It.

"They're right. They're right to take issue with the mangling of Remarque's timeless narrative into what is essentially a grisly picaresque, a high-budget Black Forest Chainsaw Massacre without any of the horror genre's usual pleasures." - Slate

We take “getting lost in a book” to be a good thing. For Petrarch, the voracious reader was an intellectually malnourished, overstimulated junkie  overstimulated  junkie  

On the night of November 1, 1975, the controversial Italian poet, novelist, and filmmaker Paolo Pasolini was killed, horribly, in an open field outside Rome. In this excerpt from a new biography, BARTH DAVID SCHWARTZ describes in unprecedented detail what remains one of the literary world's great murder mysteries