• Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth review – an uneasy dialogue

    ‘Divine muscular energy’: Michelangelo’s The Risen Christ, c1532-3. Right: Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), 2005 by Bill Viola. Photograph: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019; Bill Viola Studio Ever since Bill Viola first pitched up in Florence as a 23-year-old film technician in 1974, there has been a certain inevitability […]

  • LIFE
    Album Review: Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Meaning of Life’

    Who wouldn’t cotton to the idea of Kelly Clarkson unleashed? She remains not just the very first singer to have emerged from America’s preoccupation with televised singing playoffs but still far and away the worthiest. Finding a style worthy of her has been spotty, though. Hitting her 30s, Clarkson seemed to find her pop stride, but she followed her […]

  • Paul Kelly: Life Is Fine review – some of his best songs in years

    In the A–Z of Paul Kelly’s career – something he spent some 550 pages discussing in his excellent “mongrel memoir” How to Make Gravy, which obliquely discussed in alphabetical order the inspirations, motivations and memories lurking behind more than 100 of his songs – attention always turns back to his third album, Post, the one […]

  • My Life As a Courgette review – if the kids are united

    My Life As a Courgette: ‘beautifully tender and empathetic’. Photograph: rita productions Last week, I swooned over Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian-Japanese co-production which was nominated for the best animated feature Oscar. Also recommended in that same category was My Life As a Courgette (or My Life As a Zucchini in […]

    PowerBlog Review: Inside Real Estate Journal

    Editor’s note: This is the thirteenth in our popular weekly series of PowerBlog Reviews of other weblogs… Inside Real Estate Journal is published by John Mudd. John is a realtor located in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. He also goes by the name “Mr. Real Estate.” As his blog’s name suggests, he publishes a real […]

  • LIFE
    SEO Pro Gets Jail Time for “Negative Review” Extortion

    A 53-year-old SEO pro will spend more than three years in prison for attempting to extort money from a Dallas firm. William Stanley (a.k.a  William Laurence, Bill Stanley, William Davis, William Harris, and William L. Stanley) has been sentenced to 37 months in prison after threatening to write negative reviews and comments about the company unless […]

  • NEWS
    Review: Lenovo Phab 2 Plus in a close fight with Xiaomi Mi Max

    The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is meant for users who like truly big screen phones. Buoyed by the increasing popularity of big screen phones, phone makers have been trying to go beyond the 5.5-inch mark from time to time. Sony came up with Xperia Ultra, Oppo released the F1 Plus and Xiaomi launched the Mi […]

    Tata DoCoMo Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo Review: Good to Go

    The Tata DoCoMo Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo has a name that’s almost too long to keep track of, but it’s also the most useful personal Wi-Fi hotspot we’ve used. The Duo has a built-in battery so you can charge it up at home and then use it to connect your devices to the Internet on […]

    Australian court launches judicial review of Adani’s mine project

    Issuing a sharp response to the latest legal hurdle, Adani company said, “The suggestion by serial litigant Land Services of Coast and Country is anti-democratic and defies common sense.” Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint Melbourne: Adani’s controversy-hit $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine project in Australia faced another legal hurdle after a court on Friday launched a judicial […]