The Incal

Apparently this: 'every five thousand years the most capable member of a carefully selected alien race must impregnate the Bergs' beloved protoqueen' - doesn't cue up the most bizarre scene in the book. Daniel Kalder reviews an unmissable bande dessinée... There comes a point in every individual’s lifetime when he or she ... Read More...

Review: Other Nature by Antlers Gallery

Guest art reviewer Sophie Whenham admires a revival of traditional drawing techniques amongst some young British artists... A recent article by Jonathan Jones entitled Get up and demand better British art  prompted me to think about the contemporary art scene: for many people, so much of it is inaccessible, incomprehensible and unoriginal.  And the hysteria surrounding some exhibitions ... Read More...

Film Review: Margin Call

The Epicurean Dealmaker writes anonymously, insightfully and wittily on the world of investment banking, the first because he works in the industry as a senior M&A banker. If you want to understand, and even find amusing, the rarefied and controversial world of high finance you won't do much better than ... Read More...

TV Review: Borgen, BBC Four

Brit enjoys the opening episodes of the latest Danish drama import Borgen, but worries that it might have already jumped the shark... Borgen, being on BBC Four (Saturday 9pm), Danish, and set in the world of media and politics, has inevitably got the Twitterati excited but the challenge for the reviewer ... Read More...

Eine Kleine Rammsteinmusik

Daniel Kalder praises some German originals who seem to have sprung fully-formed from the head of Wotan. I first encountered Rammstein in an almost empty cinema on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, during an afternoon matinee of the largely unloved David Lynch movie Lost Highway. Balthazar Getty had just broken into a house, ... Read More...

Steve Bruce – Sweeper! A novel

Steve Bruce, the former Manchester United player, was sacked as manager of Sunderland last week. Fortunately, Bruce has an alternative career to fall back on. Few people realise that a decade ago Bruce self-published two short football-based thrillers - sort of soccer-based versions of Dick Francis - entitled Striker! and Sweeper! (A proposed third instalment, Defender! ... Read More...