culture consumption: the greatest show-month;

I began my April on a plane to Dubai so that I could surprise my sister for her birthday, and ended it celebrating my best…

album review: kacey musgraves – a very kacey christmas;

This review originally appeared on The Arts Desk. Slade. McCartney. Jona Lewie. There’s a reason that every festive compilation album released since the mid-90s has…

dipping in my darkness for serotonin boosters: last year’s festive fifty, 2013;

As ever these are merely nominally in order, limited to one track per artist and based on a complex algorithm involving iTunes play counts and…