TV Review: The Gripping ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Is Powerfully Relevant

Amidst the manicured lawns and picket-fenced mansions of Shaker Heights, Ohio, a house is engulfed by flames. Its owner, Stepford-esque mother-of-four Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) looks on aghast, as attendant police officers wonder who could possibly have done this to her picture-perfect family. So begins Amazon Prime Video’s new adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 best-seller, […]Read More

My Books of the 2010’s – Emma Morgan

Florida (2018) Lauren Groff’s second collection of short stories, Florida, plunges us into a hot and humid world, where swamp creatures slither over the thresholds of human existence, and tensions drip from rain-soaked leaves. It stages a multi-faceted exploration of a domesticity fraying at its edges, eroded by a pervasive sense of societal, political and […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: The Trip

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! Emma Morgan takes a look at Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan’s The Trip… Part sitcom, part travel programme, part restaurant review, The Trip is an unusual but engaging showcase of the talents of two of our best loved comedians. Beginning with a restaurant tour of the […]Read More

Book Review: The New Me

“In the windowless back offices of a designer furniture showroom, women stand in a circle, stuffed into ill-fitting black jeans, grey jeans, olive jeans […] One of them is explaining something from her real, nonwork life, something about returning something she bought online – the frustration and indignity of the experience”. So begins Halle Butler’s […]Read More