Duane Hanson at The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Occupying prime exhibition space in the cosmopolitan Serpentine Sackler Gallery are ordinary and often overlooked working class (which Americans call middle class) figures sculpted...

Interview | Keith Coventry: The Old Comedy

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Eric Block Keith Coventry: The Old Comedy This month sees the opening of UPSTONE SOHO, a new gallery in the heart of Soho. Its inaugural show is...

Interview with Louise Brealey on ‘Constellations’

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Following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, Nick Payne’s award-winning play Constellations is coming back to London. Directed by Michael Longhurst and starring Louise...

‘Just Books and Language’ – Interview with Abel Cutillas by Heather...

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‘Just Books and Language’ – Interview with Abel Cutillas, co-owner of Llibreria Calders, Sant Antoni, Barcelona by Heather Wells Bernat Puigtobella walks me to the...

An interview with Gwilym Jones

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There’s something about the unpredictability of a storm that arouses excitement and chaos in a reader, writer, or just your average passerby on an...

Interview | Kevork Mourad: Seeing Through Babel

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A new exhibition by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad is being staged at The Ismaili Centre, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto,...

Fiction | Alone with the Tide by John Saul

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At last. Dismissing all fiction, I come clean. The figure coming into focus, in that smart black and grey coat, unbuttoned, collar up, is...

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

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In the perpetual twilight of the woodland world, trees loom like sinister monoliths out of the gloom. Leaf-mould partially obscures a discarded garment, or...

Review | Leminscate by Chris Viner

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Leminscate, Chris Viner, Unsolicited Press, 2017, pp. 72 The 6th isn’t busy. Six days since the attack And inside the Monoprix The aisles of life still reel...

Interview | David Keenan | For The Good Times

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After a career as a music writer spanning more than 20 years, David Keenan released his first novel This Is Memorial Device in 2017,...

Review | Kiss My Genders & Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography...

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Art endows people with the power to take control of their self-expression, to create themselves and identify themselves in a manner unadulterated by social...

Interview | Donald Sultan

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The acclaimed American figurative painter Donald Sultan currently has his first U.K retrospective at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London. Sultan is 68 now, and this show...

Interview with Caleb Femi – Young People’s Laureate for London

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Caleb Femi, a 26 year old teacher and poet from Peckham, has been chosen to be the new Young People's Laureate for London. Femi...

Interview with Colin Barrett, author of ‘Young Skins’

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We spoke to Colin Barrett about his writing career and his truly brilliant short story collection ‘Young Skins’. As a young and emerging author he...

Interview with Selina Nwulu – Young Poet Laureate for London

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Yesterday, Selina Nwulu was chosen from 6 young poets to be the new Young Poet Laureate for London. Supported by Foundation for FutureLondon and London's...

Review | Glad I Did It — Christina Reihill at Bermondsey...

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Made up of three L-shaped levels, Christina Reihill's Glad I did it is an invitation into the mind and last days of Ruth Ellis,...

Review| The Letters Page Vol.2 published by Book Ex Machina

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To pick up a book, writes Ioanna Mavrou, is ‘as if stepping out of the world for a beat and taking a much needed...

Poetry | Trapeze by Layla Benitez-James

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Layla Benitez-James Trapeze A rabbit might be taken away from a butcher by two different people and prepared separately; I mean, the structural integrity of my...

Review | Fur Coats in Tahiti by Jeremy Over

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“The best way to live in the present is less carefully”: for better or worse, Jeremy Over’s winningly preposterous fourth collection, Fur Coats in Tahiti, follows its own advice to the letter. On the whole, I think, the better wins out, but let’s start by getting some of the worse [...]

His Bottom Lip by Rachel Long

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Clitoral, like finding a small, hidden part of myself in someone else. Nerve-wet, fleshy - for a white guy, and stained between life-lines with red wine gone black. Only this...

Review | Stanley Kubrick at The Design Museum

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Bringing iconic films to the main screen, from Clockwork Orange to The Shining, Stanley Kubrick has contributed significantly to 20th century popular culture.  The...

Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

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Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell, Penguin, pp. 288, £14.99 (hardcover) Karen Russell’s third short story collection Orange World is every bit as inventive...

The Vintage Poetry Showcase: Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi

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Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi’s recent reading is one of the most spectacular that I have attended. R. A. Villanueva introduced the event by...

Fiction | About You by Marjorie Main

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Early on a Saturday morning in October I met Vivian at Liverpool Street Station. Stevie had a painting in an exhibition opening that night,...

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