I grew up during a shit era of music where all that was on offer was nu-metal, boy/girl bands or Eminem. When I was 15 I brought some ‘Punk’ edition of NME or somesuch mainstream music magazine and down the rabbit hole I went. Never Mind the Bollocks was the first punk album I ever brought […]
He Killed Them All is District Attorney Jeanine Pirro’s account of her dealings with real estate heir and suspected murderer Robert Durst. For over a decade Pirro tried to pin the murder of Durst’s ex-wife Kathie on, well Robert Durst. If you’ve seen The Jinx do you really need to read this book? Well if you’re […]
I Lost it at the Video Store is a love-letter to the near-extinct video store and its culture. The title is an homage to influential film critic Pauline Kael’s I Lost it At the Movies. Out of all retail outlets that are dying off the video store has been the saddest one to watch go. There was something […]
I’m a sucker for autobiographies, especially by musicians. I used to be a bit of a snob and only read books by people I actually liked or knew about but slowly I caved in to any celebrity trash. After reading Kim Gordon’s wonderful Girl in a Band and Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl I was […]
I can’t remember the first time I laid my eyes on Hello Kitty but I have passed my Hello Kitty obsession down to my daughter who has Hello Kitty lego, a bean bag, towels, tea sets, DVDs, clothes and toys. Yes I am buying the stuff I wish I had as a kid for her, […]
Gene Gregorits, as proclaimed by Lisa Carver, is “the greatest writer you’ve never head of”. I don’t know how much her Vice article helped him in becoming discovered by its 10-second-attention-span-hipster readership, not much I assume by the well documented struggles of his life as an underground writer.
The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood chronicles a year in the lives of a group of West-Baltimore natives. Written by Ed Burns (former police officer and teacher) and David Simon (former Baltimore Sun journalist), you may know of these guys from their other book Homicide: A Year on the Killing […]
The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies by Seth Grahame-Smith is a glossy 208 paged tome that offers a “penetrating” (although very American/mainstream) look at porn.
AUTHOR: Robert Kirkman | Order Vol. 1 | Order Vol.2 Zombies are a horror trope that have gone through a number of phases in their undead history. Originally, they were very much the subject of pulp from their voodoo origins as unwilling victims brought back from the dead to serve evil masters. Then, in 1968, George Romero’s Night of […]
The Pocket Book of Boosh is exactly the same as the larger (hard covered) Mighty Book of Boosh except it is pocket sized and its hardly even pocket-sized. The only pocket that it fitted in of mine was my German army parka. The pocket book is also supposed to come with a denim slip, mine didn’t, but I […]