Red Dead Redemption II: Review

Every Rockstar Games title aims to be a masterpiece, and almost every one does achieve that status.  Red Dead Redemption II is no different, offering what could be this console generation’s defining title and yet another expansive and detailed reimagining of the old Wild West. Following up on Red Dead from 2010 was always going to be a tough task, and as that’s one of my favourite games of all time I knew that all too well, but they’ve done a sterling job that surpasses — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2018

2018 has been a good year.  For me, it’s been jam-packed with new things and experiences.  I learned to drive this year and got my first car.  I’ve had two amazing holidays, to New Orleans for Mardi Gras back in February and for a week with friends in Portugal.  I managed to get one of these blog posts featured in the Sunday Mail.  I’ve also been lucky enough to see just about all my favourite bands live this year (LCD Soundsystem, CHVRCHES, The Killers, Yeah — Read more →

Making a Murderer – Part 2: Review

Netflix has built quite the reputation for producing original shows that permeate pop culture, and one of the most significant series it has produced has been Making a Murderer.  After it’s late 2015 release, coverage of the show and the case it showcases was practically unavoidable online, as millions of people rediscovered this decade-old murder investigation and the questions around its conclusion. Now several years later, Making a Murderer: Part 2 picks up where we left off in 2015 and outlines the subsequent developments in — Read more →

Ross County’s Footballing Sunset

Last Tuesday, taking in what was Ross County’s final game in the Premiership, the sun was just about to set behind Ben Wyvis as Simon Murray put Dundee ahead in a game that would end up being a draw.  I thought at the time it was a fitting metaphor for our Premiership days being numbered, and here five days on it’s sadly proved to be so. Ross County’s six-year stint in the Premiership is over, and it’s a perfect time to take stock of why — Read more →

Syria: An international imperative

Last night the USA, UK and France launched a joint military operation to strike against President Assad’s regime and the infrastructure suspected of delivering a chemical weapons attack in Douma earlier this week. Public opinion is divided on whether this was the right course of action, especially with Russia’s support of the Syrian Government being a dangerous factor that risks considerable conflict escalation. But, the decision to take these strikes was essentially about whether a Government should be allowed to get away with murdering its — Read more →