Genres

“A Jumbled Mess of Conflicting Genres”

As a storyteller, it’s tempting to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Oftentimes, the combination of items is enough to make the spectacle worth watching. Even in situations where items slide down to the floor, seeing someone make a big attempt at all is enough to spark …

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Norwich rappers on the rise of the genre in the fine city

While popular hip-hop artists may be most associated with big American cities, the genre is beginning to take a life of its own here in Norwich.  A genre developed in the United States in the 1970s, hip-hop rose to global prominence through artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Tupac. And now Norwich …

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Red Notice Already Feels Like True Lies (And That’s Perfect)

Dwayne Johnson Netflix movie Red Notice looks to blend action and comedy with the spy thriller genre – much like classic 90s actioner True Lies. The upcoming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson movie Red Notice is extremely reminiscent of classic 90s action comedy True Lies. Early indications suggest that the new Netflix film will …

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Candyman and horror’s dubious reckoning with racism

Foree, who was actually in the same civil rights activist and theatre group in Harlem as Jones, says he brought his indignation with racial inequality to his performance as Peter, who takes on the hordes of zombies with calm authority. “Any African-American in those years carried anger,” he tells BBC …

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Retro Futurism 101: Definition, Aesthetic, Fashion Examples

Retro-futurism for everyone; what do the ‘Back to Future 2’ sneakers and Elon Musk’s Cybertruck have in common? Both are Retro-futurism creations, with some critical differences. ‘Back to Future 2’ sneakers are a piece of ‘Proper Retrofuturism,’ revealing how previous generations thought their future might look like. On the other …

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Speak, Silence, In Search of WG Sebald: seek his books instead

WG Sebald would surely have hated being likened to Nick Hornby and Helen Fielding, but hear me out. Hornby and Fielding are talented writers who, through a combination of timing, judgment and luck, popularised new genres: ladlit and chicklit respectively. With Sebald, whom Carole Angier in the first major biography …

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Sonnet & Jubël Highlight K-Pop Collaborations Expanding Into New Genre & Territories

Sonnet The Givers While Jubël have topped the charts in their native Sweden and across Europe, the dance-pop duo are expanding even further by enlisting one of Korea’s most promising vocalists Sonnet in a truly globally focused collaboration. Transforming their new single “Dumb” into an English-Korean duet is just the …

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Explaining George Jones, a ‘Haunted House of a Human Being’

When I was growing up in the ’90s, whenever I heard people claim to like all kinds of music, they tended to qualify it with “except for country and rap.” Other than sounding dumb and more than a little prejudicial, this was a superficial gloss of two genres that have …

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From Mary Shelley to Carmen Maria Machado, women have profoundly shaped horror | Horror books

You probably know the story of Lord Byron’s house party at Villa Diodati – the one in which he challenged his guests to see who could write the scariest ghost story. Teenage Mary Shelley won his challenge on infamy, if not technicality, when she wrote Frankenstein. Thus the horror genre …

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