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Of Culture and People

Is Killgrave the scariest villain?

“Most terrifying bad guy on television”, “Marvel’s best villain ever”, “Marvel’s creepiest villain yet”, David Tennant’s magnificent performance as Killgrave in Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Johns won the character these … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

When Heroes Fly – Review

Aviv, Benda, Himler and Duby were inseparable. The four of them and Yaeli. But then came the war and tore them apart and each of them dealt with it in … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

British Academy Summer Showcase – ideas worth spreading…

I discovered the British Academy Summer Showcase quite by chance, and what a lucky chance it was! A yearly event, the British Academy showcase presents the public with some of … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Where music became prayer

Under the cloudy London skies at Trafalgar Square, the West End Live event was underway. The stage is set. The performers excited, zipping up the costumes and warming up their … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Curroption of the Best is Worst of All

Aiden Hoynes (David Tennant), Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, resigns from parliament as a protest against the policy of the prime minister, but everyone knows it is … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Best Way to Fit in is to Stand Out

Kinky Boots has all it takes to make a great story. An unlikely and reluctant hero, an unexpected situation, a challenge, a change and a victory. And if we get … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dante’s Korean Comedy

What do Spielberg’s E.T and Saving Private Ryan, Dante’s Devine Comedy and Anderson’s Snow Queen have in common? They are all well-known Western cultural treasures. And they all appear in … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Broadchurch – Not Just Law and Order

Police detective series usually follow a known pattern: a crime is committed, the police are called, an investigation ensued and hopefully, classically, the culprit is apprehended. End of story. Order … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Between “Gaksital” and “Descendants of The Sun” – Korean nationalism in the Korean Wave

There is no denying that the success of the Korean wave was not an organic development. The Korean government invested time, thought and effort to find the right ways to … Continue reading

February 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

After 20 years – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I have a confession: I was not a Potterhead. I read the books when and as they came out back in 1997 and loved them, but I haven’t read them … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

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