Review | Fabulosa! The Story of Britain’s Secret Gay Language by...

Fabulosa! The Story of Britain's Secret Gay Language, Paul Baker, Reaktion Books, 2019, pp. 320, £15.99 (Hardcover) Polari is a language that was used mainly...

Review | Edvard Munch: Love and Angst at the British Museum

Known for the haunting anguish of The Scream, Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch produced less notorious pieces with a similar apocalyptic gloom. The...

Interview | Scott Eaton | Artist+AI

A truly ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence art exhibition has recently been on display at Somerset House. Entitled Artist+AI: Figures & Form in the Age of Intelligent...

Spotlight IV: Penned in the Margins

The London Magazine has long been a champion of emerging writers and independent publishers, stretching back to the 1950s and 60s, when young writers...

Review | Four Quartets at the Barbican

T. S. Eliot was famously wary about artistic interpretations of his poems. In a letter in 1947 to Dale E. Fern, he wrote that...

Fiction | Down the Marina by Daniel Kramb

Daniel Kramb Down the Marina At the city’s edge, half way into the marina, Ana-Maria sits on top of her boat, wearing a man’s jumper, pants...

Review | Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman by Charles Williams

Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman By Charles Williams Biteback Publishing, £25 In the age of the internet it is easy to forget the immense influence that...

Archive | Coming to London II by Leonard Woolf

The following piece was first published in The London Magazine October 1955 Volume 2 No. 10 as “Coming to London — II”, part of...

Archive | Coming to London IX by Christopher Isherwood

The following piece was first published in The London Magazine August 1956 Volume 3 No. 8 as "Coming to London — IX", part of...

Fiction | In Search of Scott by Will Kitson

Will Kitson In Search of Scott I remember the first time I read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. I was 20 years old, in the second year...

Review | Stanley Kubrick at The Design Museum

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

Fiction | Are There More People Alive Than Dead? by Laurane...

Laurane Marchive Are There More People Alive Than Dead? The phone rings. 5am. It’s your boyfriend. He is in New York so with the time difference,...

Review | Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt

Vivian, Christina Hesselholdt, Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2019, pp.192, £12.99 (paperback) “What I produce is so good that if I start showing it to professionals, I’ll never...

Review | Tales of Two Londons: Stories From A Fractured City

Tales of Two Londons: Stories From A Fractured City, edited by Claire Armitstead, Arcadia Books, 2019, £9.99 It’s Saturday morning in Hornsey and I make...

Review | Salt Slow by Julia Armfield

Salt Slow, Julia Armfield, Pan Macmillan, 2019, pp.208, £12.99 (hardback) This electric, enthralling collection of short stories from Julia Armfield owns its influences upfront. In...

Review | A Map Towards Fluency & A Few Interiors

A Map Towards Fluency, Lisa Kelly, Carcanet Press, 2019, pp.112, £8.99 A Few Interiors, Rowland Bagnell, Carcanet Press, 2019, pp.64, £8.99 ------Carcanet’s latest publications include the...

Review | Days in the Caucasus by Banine & Crossing by...

Days in the Caucasus, Banine (translated by  Anne Thompson-Ahmadova), Pushkin Press, 2019, pp. 288 (hardback) Crossing, Pajtim Statovci (translated by David Hackston), Pushkin Press, 2019,...

Review | Lee Krasner at the Barbican

Lee Krasner’s work was central in the proliferation of abstract expressionism in the United States. A new show at the Barbican, Lee Krasner: Living...

Interview | Clayton Vomero | 3OHA

Kaleidoscopic is one of the words used to describe the work of Clayton Vomero, his narratives finding their flow not in the rules of...

Interview | Donald Sultan

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...

Fiction | Don’t Tell Father by Denisa Vitova

Denisa Vitova Don't Tell Father -----My mother bought a new dress she didn’t necessarily need but which fit her tall, slim figure perfectly, its creamy colour...

Extract | The Leaflets by Ferdous Sadat

The following poem is taken from the anthology Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City, ed. Claire Armitstead, Arcadia Books, London, 2019. Ferdous...

Review | My Enemy’s Cherry Tree by Wang Ting-Kuo

We don’t have to start if you’re not ready.'The epigraph on the first page of Wang Ting-Huo’s award-winning novel invites pause. It may seem...

Fiction | Jane Campbell — Schopenhauer and I

Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics In the UK alone, 15,000 people are over 100 years of age and this figure will only increase. The robots will offer support with everyday tasks, like taking tablets, as well as offering companionship. — BBC News, 30th January 2017

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