Foods That Changed Me; Fish Sauce Chicken Wings

Ask any foodie, and they can probably rattle off a handful of meals that had a profound effect on them - dishes that changed their perspective on an ingredient or culture, that inspired them to learn a new technique, that evoke a particular memory, that have a hold on them in a way that can ...

Review: Baahubali 1 & 2

While I definitely know what genres of movies I enjoy - fantasy, sci-fi and horror - I make a point to try and watch movies outside of my usual comfort zones, and I make a special point to watch movies from outside the vortex of Hollywood and US culture, so how the hell did I ...

The Mystery of the Green Soup: Caldo Verde

One of my favorite soups for both warm weather and cold is caldo verde - Portuguese for, appropriately enough, "green soup", a name that comes from copious amounts of thinly sliced leafy kale, giving it a deep green color in the bowl. It has a short, inexpensive ingredient list - consisting of olive oil, garlic, kale, potato, ...

Blaugust Mentor: How blogging can help your next job interview

As someone who started their first blog in 2000 – back then we used to argue a LOT over whether the format was pronounced “web-log” or “we-blog” – I cannot endorse creating and maintaining a blog purely for financial gain. This is, primarily, because it’s a crazy idea that will never happen. I mean, okay, ...

Castle Rock is Off to a Great Start

Stephen King has achieved that almighty high that I think a lot of writers (myself definitely included) dream of; his world-building has grown so rich, so densely populated and fully conceived, that the world itself can stand as a complex, compelling character all its own - in this case, the haunted (and haunting) town of ...

A Still from Ghost Stories (2017)

Review: Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories 2017 Dir. Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman   Ugh. I am really conflicted about this movie. Ghost Stories does a lot of little things right, and does one very big thing wrong, and that makes it tricky to review. I’m honestly still not sure if I liked it or not. I don’t actually know ...

Review: Little Erin Merryweather

Year released: 2003 Dir. David Morwick Full disclosure: I watched this movie while stuck on the couch with an injured foot during a heatwave, laid out with a fan aimed at my head. At the time, it was more effort than I could muster to stop the movie and watch something else, so that much ...

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