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Best of 2013 (Part Two): Television, Film and Writing

In the final of our two-part series, some of our favourite Killings contributors highlight their top cultural moments of 2013 – in television, film and writing. Have they missed any? Best Televsion — Julia Tulloh  What a monumental year for television. Breaking Bad wrapped up after six years of South … Read more »

Best of 2013 (Part One): Music, Videogames and Podcasts

In the first of a two-part series, some of our favourite Killings contributors highlight their top cultural moments of 2013 – in music, videogames and podcasting. Have they missed any? Best Music – Chad Parkhill The album that towered over my 2013 was The Knife’s monumental Shaking the Habitual, … Read more »

Editors’ picks for July: Before Sunrise and Sunset and Hannibal

The Before Sunrise trilogy — Emily Laidlaw, Marketing Co-ordinator I’ve been waiting nine years for Before Midnight, the follow up to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2005). Given that director Richard Linklater and lead actors/screenwriters Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke have exhausted all times of the day (Before Midday?), … Read more »

Editors’ picks for April: Go Fug Yourself, Alice Munro, & anything written by Lorrie Moore

Go Fug Yourself — Stephanie Van Schilt, Online Editorial Assistant Go Fug Yourself is an *the* irreverent celebrity fashion blog run by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, an erudite and witty pair who started this highly-successful venture after meeting as recappers at Television Without Pity. Heather and … Read more »

Editors’ picks for February: The Rosie Project, Girls Soundtrack Vol. 1, and Quiet

  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion — Imogen Kandel, Online Editor I often try to convince myself that I dislike romance novels – it’s a strict diet of David Foster Wallace and Camus for me, thank you very much. But I do suffer from the occasional … Read more »

Editors’ picks for January: How to Be a Woman, The Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project, Gone Girl

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran — Imogen Kandel, Online Editor I have to admit books were not high on my list of priorities over the holiday break. In fact books sat somewhere between sipping wine and cleaning the bathroom.  Let’s be honest, they were … Read more »

Editors’ picks for November: Started Early, Took My Dog, Blasphemy and Summer Blonde

The Kill Your Darlings editors share recent reading favourites. What are your picks? Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson — Rebecca Starford, Editor For many years I’ve heard people talk about Kate Atkinson novels, and that I should read them. I always resisted this advice … Read more »

Editors’ picks for July: An Uncommon Reader, Edward St Aubyn and Heat

In this new column, Editors’ Picks, the Kill Your Darlings editors share recent reading favourites. What are your picks? An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett – Rebecca Starford, Editor I’ve just finished An Uncommon Reader. It’s a delightful novella from playwright and actor Alan Bennett, most famous … Read more »