‘It may have given you the impression that the company is in disarray, but I can assure you there’s a very simple explanation for that. It is.’… Read more “In defence of Season Four of Silicon Valley”
‘PoopFare. You…reckless….CHILD.’ Thus spake Jared (ne Donald) Dunn, in tech startup satire Silicon Valley. I’ll try to avoid spoilers as much as I can, but the show’s sweaty,… Read more “The Moral Comedy: why comedies are so keen to teach, and we’re so willing to learn”
Julius Caesar has been in the news of late. New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has a tall, brash, betoupeed title character… Read more “Caesar must bleed for it: assassinations, dethronings and whether they matter”
How do you feel about royalty? Do you think the Jacobins didn’t go far enough and Robespierre was a toothless wimp? Do you think that all would… Read more “Wrong Genre Savvy or: how I learned to stop worrying and love The Crown”
Victims, past and present.
I’ve been thinking a lot about persuasion recently. It is a truth universally acknowledged that our political climate is increasingly polarised. When we talk about how we… Read more “If this moves you not, your legs cannot: Shakespeare and the persuasion delusion.”
In which I fail to see, or indeed get to, a point.