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“The Loneliest Planet”, or “LOUD VIOLINS… silence” by Caitlin McGrane

March 29, 2013

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I read a very brief synopsis for The Loneliest Planet about a week before I saw it. I read stuff about a couple travelling, about ‘something’ happening to them, that this event changes them… and that Gael Garcia Bernal was in it. That last fact was what did it for me. I fell madly in […]

Jake Robinson: This Is It, The Return Of The Strokes

March 26, 2013

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The turn of the millennium appeared to be a bleak landscape for guitar-orientated rock music. The previous decade may have seen the dramatic Nirvana-inspired rise of grunge, but just a few years later this movement appeared to peter out. The Britpop scene had fallen off a cliff with its main proponent, Oasis, falling further down a chemically-induced […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: My Date with Louis Theroux

March 25, 2013

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After weeks filming the owners, workers and clients of a legal brothel in Nevada, BBC’s Louis Theroux and his team are packing up and leaving. Louis says goodbye to the owners, Lance and Susan, and to a few of the girls. One of these partings, with bubbly escort Haley, seems genuinely mournful. Over the course […]

“Manhattan”, or “Circus Mirror Fun” by Caitlin McGrane

March 22, 2013

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It is a sad truth almost universally acknowledged that writers are neurotic. From Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw to Girls’ Hannah Horvath to Manhattan’s Isaac Davis (Woody Allen). Isaac (Ike to his friends) is 42 and dating 17 year-old Tracy (Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest). She’s kind, intelligent, sweet, and in High School. Isaac […]

My Friend Bikram Yoga by Will Kay

March 20, 2013

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I began Bikram yoga roughly six months ago, since then it has influenced my life in ways I would never have considered. I realise that the previous sentence sounds like the beginning of a gushy article about the benefits of Bikram, but this is more like the anatomy of a weird clingy friendship. So who […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: Overanalysing the Last Minutes of the “Girls” Finale

March 19, 2013

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Girls might be the most polarising, talked-about television series in years. At You’re Dripping Egg we’ve written about the series twice already; and there’s no shortage of recaps, analyses and opinion pieces about Dunham, her show and her motives. A show that regularly attracts the kind of attention Girls does is in a unique and […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith on “Please Like Me”: Now we’re Cooking with Gas

March 18, 2013

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There’s something intensely endearing about the opening scene of Josh Thomas’s new comedy on ABC2, Please Like Me. Twenty-year-old Josh is about to enjoy an extravagant sundae on a sunny afternoon with his girlfriend Claire (Caitlin Stasey), when she breaks up with him. Her reason is simple: they’ve been drifting, and also Josh is “probably […]