MOVIE REVIEWS: Tinker, Tailor, Skyfall, Spy


MILD SPOILERS BELOW. BEWARE. The spy movie is the chilliest and sleekest of movie genres; the Jaguar to the Landrover; martini to the whiskey shot; grey trench coat to the ripped shirt. By chance in one week I had the opportunity to view the alpha and omega of literary spies: George Smiley, real life spook […]

The 20 nerdiest moments from the Olympics Opening Ceremony


Friday’s Olympics Opening Ceremony was perhaps the most deliriously audacious spectacle of the Internet age. Devised by the Anglo-Irish Danny Boyle, it celebrated the uniquely English heritage of industrialization, socialized medicine, drug-inspired music trends, James Bond, and fantasy literature. God, how did I even write that sentence?