Reviews Archive

Review: Google Home

The Internet of Things is finally upon us, and Amazon and Google are fighting it out for the interface to that new world. Amazon’s Echo, priced at $179, was a little too expensive for me. So I bought the Google Home, a more compact and sleek device that reminds me of a Glade air freshener. …

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Album of the Year: Death of the Cool, Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather may be one of the best bands you’ve never heard of. Granted, they had their chances. Their album Kon Tiki, recorded on a four-track recorder, was praised by none other than Noel Gallagher of Oasis. It still didn’t turn them into rock stars. The band broke up for a while, pursued other projects, then reunited to …

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‘Sing Street’ – Movie Review

A pleasant surprise greeted me when I came home from work the other day. My wife and my daughter were watching “Sing Street,” a movie about a 15-year-old who starts a band to get the attention of, of course, a girl. The movie, written, directed and produced by John Carney, is both innocent and realistic, …

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