Big Snake Little Snake by DBC Pierre review – like a pub conversation about life, fate and the universe | DBC Pierre

Big Snake Little Snake by DBC Pierre review – like a pub conversation about life, fate and the universe |  DBC Pierre

DBC Pierre’s new book is part memoir, part grand-theory-of-everything: 29 liquid vignettes looped around his time in Trinidad, where he makes an ad with a parrot. The parrot is mostly by the by. Big Snake Little Snake, subtitled “An Inquiry into Risk”, is the Booker prize-winning author’s tenuous premise to tell you everything he thinks … Read more

One Reddit Mom Asked Her Ex to Cancel His Vacation to Calm Their Daughter Down — Is She the A-Hole?

One Reddit Mom Asked Her Ex to Cancel His Vacation to Calm Their Daughter Down — Is She the A-Hole?

There’s no doubt that co-parenting can present some unique challenges, and most parents who are separated or divorced want to do everything they possibly can to minimize the impact on their kids. But in Reddit’s popular “Am I the A**hole” forum, one separated mom is wondering if she went too far … and Reddit is … Read more

Heine Brothers’ Coffee Highlands employees: Closure was anti-union

Heine Brothers’ Coffee Highlands employees: Closure was anti-union

Heine Bro’s baristas protest after company closed Highlands location The workers at this location had been unionizing, going public in April. Workers claim this is retaliation, and that the company was union-busting. Louisville Courier Journal An abrupt closure of a popular Highlands-area coffee shop has sparked claims of anti-union activity by workers. Employees of Heine … Read more

Eddie Murphy’s ‘Boomerang’ at 30

Eddie Murphy’s ‘Boomerang’ at 30

There’s no grand statement in the opening scene of boomerang, but it still says plenty about the film’s world. Once those elevator doors part, it’s game on for ad exec Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy), who flashes a self-assured smile and glides through an office building, brimming with confidence the whole way. He greets damn near … Read more

Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77

Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77

Richard Taruskin, a commanding musicologist and public intellectual whose polemical scholarship and criticism upended conventional classical music history, died early Friday in Oakland, Calif. He was 77. His death, at the hospital, was caused by esophageal cancer, his wife, Catherine Roebuck Taruskin, said. An emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a specialist … Read more

Nell Zink’s ‘Avalon’ Fails to Give Life to Its Narrator

Nell Zink’s ‘Avalon’ Fails to Give Life to Its Narrator

We encounter Bran, the narrator of Nell Zink’s new novel, avalon, just as she leaves a party where something pivotal and distressing has happened to her. We know that it is pivotal because we immediately cut back in time to Bran’s childhood, and much of the novel becomes an inexorable march toward that fateful night. … Read more

Top superstar reportedly set to win MITB and become WWE Universal Champion, big feud with Cody Rhodes planned

Top superstar reportedly set to win MITB and become WWE Universal Champion, big feud with Cody Rhodes planned

WWE Money in the Bank 2022 is all set to emanate from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 2. Riddle, Seth Rollins, Omos, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, and Sami Zayn have already qualified for the 7-man ladder match, with one more participant expected to join them. Reports have now come out stating … Read more

4 truths about food it’s time you believed

4 truths about food it’s time you believed

Placeholder while article actions load I’ve been writing this column, trying to find out what’s really true about food, for some eight years now. In that time, I’ve dug into some questions that turned out to have surprising answers. You can always gauge exactly how surprising by the number of people who call you an … Read more

Love and Thunder Spoilers Surface Online 1 Week Before Release

Love and Thunder Spoilers Surface Online 1 Week Before Release

Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder in Marvel Studios’ latest film, Thor: Love and Thunder. The new MCU movie will see Thor embark on a quest to stop the villainous Gorr from murdering the universe’s gods. Along for the ride are stalwart companions Korg and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) as well as Dr. Jane … Read more