Bo Burnham: Inside

‘Bo Burnham‘ by jmcarthy99 is licensed under CC BY 2.0. In his Netflix special, Bo Burnham: Inside, Burnham captivates his audience from the outset. The comedian, actor, playwright, director and poet begins by explaining his intention to write, direct, and film an entire comedy special. What unfolds is a twelve-month journey through isolation in a modest granny flat—by song. Unlike any other comedy special on … Continue reading Bo Burnham: Inside

Remembering Richard Mercer: Love Song Dedications

Can you believe it’s been eight years since Richard Mercer hosted Love Song Dedications? For nearly 17 years, Australia’s ‘Love God’ dominated late night radio with his honey-toned voice, endearing personality, and memorable love songs. For most listeners, unless they researched him online, Mercer was (and remains) a faceless, friendly radio voice who comforted them to sleep almost every weeknight. Whether it was teenage puppy … Continue reading Remembering Richard Mercer: Love Song Dedications

Book Review: The End of Everything

Think back to your favourite opener. The drama, the shock, the evocative feelings; Dr. Katie Mack achieves all that in the opening line of a book on astrophysics. This bodes well. Step aside fiction authors—you no longer hold the monopoly on great opening sentences. The end of everything, metaphysically speaking, is an interesting discussion. The end of everything, philosophically speaking, is a great discussion. The … Continue reading Book Review: The End of Everything