Caroline Catz’ Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes is available for your viewing pleasure at BBC Four online. “[It] explores the life and creative output of Coventry born-Delia Derbyshire–electronic musician, sound pioneer and female outsider in postwar Britain. From 1962 until 1973, she worked at the […]
This week’s Guest Star Kate Laity writes about the television adaptation of Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell. Laity is an author, Medieval Studies scholar and History Witch. ~~~ At Edge-Lit 4, my publisher, Adele Wearing of Fox Spirit Books, was on a panel about Grimdark. What is ‘grim […]
At CrimeReads, Maureen Johnson has some precautions you can take on staying alive in quaint English villages. “You may not know you are in a Murder Village, as they look like all other villages. So when you visit Womble Hollow or Shrimpling or Pickles-in-the-Woods or Nasty Bottom or […]
At the Public Medievalist, Asa Mittman writes about race, racism and the medieval narrative that inform The Last Jedi. “In the final act of the film, the Resistance (our heroes) have fled the First Order’s mighty army. They hole up in a cave, behind a massive wall, with […]
At Vulture, Devon Ivie ranks rural British detective dramas by per capita murder rate. (And while you are here, you might be interested in Screen Editor alex’s “Murder and Intuition: Overlooking the Corpses in the Shrubbery”).
Stephen Marche writes about Love Actually, class, English public school and being a colonized person. “I am obsessed with English culture while hating Englishness itself: That’s what it means to be a colonized person. I am Canadian, but I also spent part of my childhood as a schoolboy […]