Douglas Ross

Tig Notaro and the analysis of a television brain fart

It's the thing that all comedians fear: the brain fart. While Tig Notaro is not immune to this phenomenon, she knows how to navigate it.

    “We had a limo take you here…to forget your ... Read the full article
Douglas Ross

Doug Ross is an editor, writer and musician. Born in Queensland, his existence in Melbourne has always been overshadowed by a nagging desire to live closer to the beach. All donations to this cause will be welcome, but grossly misappropriated for use on more Melbournian pursuits. You can find him either at the pub, on his laptop or somewhere on a stage – trying hard to not get electrocuted by his amplifier.

The Shape of Water: A modern love story that speaks volumes

Returning to what he knows, Guillermo del Toro toes the pool of romantic kink in ‘The Shape of Water’ a rippling reminder how the tide of love crosses the expanse of species.

In praise of America’s foremost antagonist, Aaron Sorkin

As America tumbles ever closer to the pit, Aaron Sorkin is one of the few that can accurately chart the detritus and find hope in it.