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We went to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

In the event that you, too, decided to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, here’s an unofficial drinking game we’ve put together that you can print and take with you. YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT. Read more…

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She is the one with the tousled hair and the shed she won’t let you go into. Ha ha, she says, I can’t find the key. She always has a story. Read more…

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Obviously there’s lots of good stuff about the police operation which has uncovered systematic institutional corruption responsible for the ruining of hundreds of young lives and brought the perpetrators of unspeakable crime to account. As well as operating a shift in the way that the police approach sex-crime in a way that will hopefully have real effects in modern society in terms of rape and abuse threats being taken more seriously and prosecuted more often no matter how long ago it took place. Read more…

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There wasn’t much left now. The moving guys had taken the bulkier things – the sofa bed, the projecter, the cans of 35mm film – and now only fragments remained. On his bedside table was a small glass pipe that he had picked up in Amsterdam in 2001, and although he never used it – he and Brad were into vaping, now – he didn’t quite have the heart to throw out. He rolled it contemplatively in his hands, wiped the smudges clean and put it back down again. He smiled.

Today is the day that Quentin Tarantino moves out of the Friend Zone. Read more…

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“I’m a stupid idiot with no respect for humanity,” Macklemore didn’t say on Tuesday, for some reason. Read more…

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It makes me so sad. Humans are better connected than ever, but in this age of constant communication, it seems like we never actually connect in any meaningful way.

We live in an age of information, but we know so much less; only what can be broadcast in 140-characters or skim-read on the train.

More money. Newer devices. Faster computers. Better technology. These are distractions that don’t  really make us happy. Human pleasure comes from far simpler places: free love, the beauty of nature, and of course, the sweet kick-ass metal licks of the band Iron Maiden. Read more…

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In 2011, my first year in London, I somehow wound up living on a futon in a fortune-teller’s spare room. I say “fortune-teller” because , like all people who are forty five and live alone and burn wild sage regularly, his job title was prone to frequent changes. The day I came to view the flat he was a “guru”, and when I moved out six months later, he had downgraded himself to the somewhat less grand – yet no less vague - title of “healer”. It had been a hard time for him, too. Read more…

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Nymph()maniac is a film in two parts. It is dogshit on toast. It is dogshit on toast. Anyway we watched the entire four-and-a-bit hour film in which Charlotte Gainsbourg sits Englishly on a bed and tells Stellan Skarsgård about every single instance of her getting her fuck on, and distilled it into this quick-to-digest, hard-to-actually-understand read.

You’re welcome. Read more…

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Work in Prowess does not promise to make you thin or improve your sex life or convince you that an avocado-based diet is the most practical form of action. It just wants to make you smile. That’s really as deep as it goes.

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