The film Minari is about the specific and the universal. It’s about the specificity of being a Korean dad in a family of four, trying to start a farm in rural Arkansas, a place you have never been before. On this farm, you want to grow vegetables which you are ultra-familiar with, and which remind…
On albums that help you during times of strangeness.
An essay on an obsession with a heron.
On putting on an Elliott Smith tribute gig on the worst night possible.
On Aoife Nessa Frances’s excellent debut album, looking back at early 2020, and Christmas difficulties.
On capturing what it is to live now, while keeping a bit of hope.
It wasn’t the central relationship that I cared most deeply about in Joanna Hogg’s film The Souvenir.
What I see when I look at a photograph from long ago.
When you reach your 30s something annoying can start to happen: in the rush to get your life together (read: career, family, relationships, paying rent, etc) you can find that you don’t have enough time for the hobbies you once did. That’s not the case for everyone, and is something that can wax and wane….
What happens when you catch snatches of conversations in New York – you might not always like what you hear