'Vicki’s story is a sadly familiar for people with eczema. For too long they suffer the physical and emotional trauma wrought by their condition because they dismiss the condition, search for a miracle cure or simply have no one to turn to. … [Read more...] about ‘I feel like such a fool’: Nurse issues a stern warning as she reveals her nine-year nightmare trying to cure a common skin condition – and it cost her $50,000 and nearly her LIFE
Sounded like thunder
Deploying a witty, insouciant mix of rhyming couplets and rap, Tachia Newall as Narrator tells the story of a Governor whose grief at the death of his wife brings dark days to his subjects: books are banned, work is regimented and women consigned to domestic slavery. Two rebellious young women disguise themselves as men (the Wilder movie in reverse), and much of the comedy arises from their glee in sending up their male masters, strutting in suits and – with a pointed dig at hip-hop machismo – clutching narcissistically at their crotches. … [Read more...] about Some Like It Hip Hop – review
28. The Ringer (2018) Just like Jay-Z’s similarly misguided DOA (Death of Autotune), The Ringer is a track from a veteran unhappy with the direction rap is headed. Mocking the supposed cliches of mumble rap, Em is essentially an angry old man shouting at a (Sound)cloud. But after years of disappointing albums plagued with turgid stadium pop, it was just exciting to hear Eminem sound so fired up again – he makes for a very convincing Victor Meldrew. … [Read more...] about Eminem: his 30 greatest tracks, ranked!
I realised things were starting to happen during one show at the Luna Lounge in Manhattan. We were the middle band. It was snowing, and there was an argument over what time we’d go on. We were really annoyed, so just went on and played a monster show, doing The Modern Age and Last Nite for the first time and kicking in the drumkit. Then all our friends left with us, and the headline band were left playing to an empty room. … [Read more...] about The Strokes: how we made Is This It
Stokes believes he can lighten the load on Root – who sometimes seemed weighed down by the burdens of captaincy during the Ashes . “Yeah. Massively. If everything goes smoothly, and you win everything, it’s only going to last for a certain amount of time before things start going against you. And Joe is a young captain. He’s still got so many years ahead of him. He’s going to learn from everything this summer. That’s only going to help him become a better captain. He’s got the experience of being under pressure. People say that his batting’s been affected by the captaincy. But I say as soon as he’s got his pads on he’s Joe Root the batsman. … [Read more...] about Ben Stokes: ‘Fear is natural. It ebbs and flows. Just embrace it’