Review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312

Robinson, Kim Stanley.  2312.  New York: Orbit, 2012.  ix, 561 pp.  $25.99.  Hardback.  ISBN 978-0-316-09812-0. Robinson, already famous for his Mars and Environment Trilogies, tackles the questions of returning to a degraded environment on Earth after the human...

Anime Primer: Chihayafuru

“Naniwazuni Sakuyakonohana Fuyugomori Imawoharubeto Sakuyakonohana…” Stillness and silence but for the recital of the first half of an 800-year old poem intoned in a sing-song chant. An explosion of movement, and then all is still once again, until the next verse is...

Review, “Pilot” episode of Elementary

Review: Robert Doherty, Writer.  “Pilot.”  Elementary.  Directed by Michael Cuesta.  Originally broadcast on 27 September 2012.  Los Angeles: CBS Television Studios, 2012. Sherlock Holmes reenters the American canon of detective fiction in the new series Elementary. ...

Kimono: Modern Art for Modern Life

The following item was originally published on 7 September 2012 on Helen McCarthy: A Face Made for Radio and is republished here with the kind permission of the author. Yuko Omori doesn’t want kimono to die out. The fashion stylist and TV costume designer has launched...