Nescio – The Poet of Prose

  I like to think that all of us here at Writer’s Block – editors, writers and readers – are lovers of the written word. It seems that for most people nowadays words only truly speak to them when they are uttered by actors, singers or public speakers, or when they’re set against the backdropContinue reading “Nescio – The Poet of Prose”

Chance Amazement

Oftentimes I go to concerts to be surprised. I primarily go for the headliner, but the supporting act is always a surprise. When I attended a great show by Opeth in the Heineken Music Hall at the beginning of November, that surprise turned out to be astonishing. That evening, the show was opened by theContinue reading “Chance Amazement”

A Disappointed Verdict

I don’t go to the cinema as much as I would like. Even though I am a big fan of everything that has to do with the silver screen, I don’t find myself in front of one very often. However, at the end of October I happened to go to the pictures twice in oneContinue reading “A Disappointed Verdict”

The Comic Loss of 2014

2014 has not been the best year for comedy and that is putting it mildly. During the course of the year three pioneering comedians have passed away: Rik Mayall, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. They have been influential in their respective comedy scenes as well as worldwide, and inspired a great many comedians that followedContinue reading “The Comic Loss of 2014”