2021: 50 reasons I was cheerful

28th December 2021

John Wyver writes: Herewith a selection of books, television, art, Twitter, journalism, films and just a little music that kept me going, kept me sane and kept me cheerful during what was too often an annus miserabilis. I have deliberately more

Sunday links

12th December 2021

John Wyver writes: this week's selections begin with an exceptional profile from The New Yorker; see also the Guardian longread below the break, which is as good as anything the fabled US magazine publishes. • On Succession, more

Videos for the weekend

19th January 2013

For this snowy Saturday, the week's selection of freely available online videos. Above, Act III of no. 3 below; no 4 has snowy aspects too. 1. How motion pictures became the movies This is a great innovation from David Bordwell's essential cinema website more