Doting Dads: 6 of History’s Finest Fathers

The first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is known as the “Father of Europe.” He was also an actual father, and possibly a bit of a softie. One of his (possibly illegitimate) children was Pepin the Hunchback, so named because of a spinal deformity. Charlemagne treated his son well, favoring him over his […]

Vampyr review – a beautiful premise wasted in this bland action RPG

It’s not all doom and gloom though. There’s a satisfaction in being able to craft medicines and tonics to heal your favourite civilians (though it is jarring not to have the ‘formula’ to cure a simple headache when your pockets are overflowing with codeine) and to monitor their reactions as events unfold around the neighbourhood, […]

Why Can’t Beyoncé Have It All?

Life Is But a Dream is many things, including too long. There’s concert footage, studio footage, gestating-a-child footage. A convincing case is made that pop stardom is hard work, a bleary infinity of fixing video cues, reviewing performance tapes, evaluating set design. There are views into Beyoncé’s life that feel personal mostly in the sense […]