Collected Thoughts

This is a selection of articles and comment pieces, round-ups and reviews that have appeared on Journey to the East over the years.

ART & DESIGN
Gaming as seen by an art critic
Inside the Barbican’s Digital Revolution

BOOKS
Why do some finales leave us dissatisfied?

FILM
Series: film reviews

GAMING
Conservative consoles: probing the shortage of original exclusives on PS4 and Xbox One
Filling in the gaps: why mythology encourages more engagement
Journey: online gaming the way it should be
Series: Moments We Remember – chronicling stories of how gaming has changed us
Series: Replay – looking back at bygone video games (and, occasionally, game systems)

INTERVIEWS
The Geeky Chef on fictional foods, cookbooks and the Portal cake

MEDIA & JOURNALISM
Why British-Grenadians should care about the island’s 40th independence day
Why the game review scores debate will never be ‘solved’

MUSIC
Best albums of: 2013, 2014
Does liking rock music make you ‘less black’?
Marlena Shaw: the underappreciated queen of soul
New talent @ Radar: Naomi Scott, Fifi Rong, Geovarn and more
Ruby and the Vines and Fur @ the Vortex Jazz Club
Singer-songwriter: the label of authenticity that’s lost all meaning
10 disruptive characters concert goers will recognise
Series: album reviews
Series: Choice Cuts – looking back at bygone records
Series: Jam of the Week
Series: live reviews

TECHNOLOGY
Are you wired for hi-res audio even if the world’s not ready for it?
The trouble with Facebook and bad news

TV & RADIO
The decline of children’s TV
Thunderbirds Are Go: the tropes of a bad reboot
Why we need BBC4


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Chinese proverb