Review | Counterpoint at the Stanley Spencer Gallery

Considered one of Britain’s most significant artists Stanley Spencer is famous for his singular vision, but Counterpoint sets out to demonstrate that he was part...

Review | Top Girls at the National Theatre

One of the great things about Caryl Churchill is her use of history to explore the present and anticipate the future. This can be...

Essay | Residents in a World of Ideas: Thoughts on Cafés...

Before a trip to Vienna a few weeks ago I asked a friend where I should go. ‘It’s all cafés and art. There’s nothing...

Essay | What branches grow out of this stony rubbish? by...

Tom Jeffreys “What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?” Some notes on the art of Yelena Popova, Joanna Rajkowska, and Jan Eric Visser April is...

Review | Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

Birthday (1942) hangs opposite the entrance to the first room. Tanning stands proud yet forlorn, shirt as open as the door which she holds,...

Feature | Inside Dennis Severs’ House

I arrive outside the black wooden door of Dennis Severs' House, knock gently on the door, and wait under the gas lantern which hangs...

Archive | Leaving School—XI by Ann Quin

The following piece by the post-war experimental writer Ann Quin (1936-1973) was originally published in the July 1966 issue of The London Magazine, but...

Review | The Realm of the Punisher: Travels in Duterte’s Philippines...

Tom Sykes, The Realm of Punisher: Travels in Duterte’s Philippines, Signal Books, November 2019, pp. 288, £12.99 The Realm of the Punisher is an accessible...

News | The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses 2019

Last night the winners of The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses were announced, with this year’s announcement signalling a re-structuring of the...

Review | La Forza Del Destino at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House has brought together the best cast in the world right now for their new production of Verdi’s La Forza Del...

Interview | Curator Amanda Bradley | Counterpoint – Stanley Spencer and...

Known for his eccentricity and convention-defying style, Stanley Spencer’s majestic work is beyond definition. The upcoming exhibition, Counterpoint – Stanley Spencer and his Contemporaries,...

Review | The Neighbourhood by Hannah Lowe

Hannah Lowe’s fourth chapbook, The Neighbourhood, begins with a winding dotted line that travels from the first to the second page. The image continues...

Review | Iolanta and L’enfant et les sortilèges at Royal Academy...

The Royal Academy Opera put on a sumptuous double bill of one-act operas: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. The operas are...

Review | Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is about to turn one hundred years old, and he still has plenty to say. In his work Little Boy – a sort...

Review | Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

"When she finds a worm buried in the heart of a plum, an apple, she looks at it, shows it, then eats it. She...

Poetry | Joan Howson’s Cottage by Michael Henry

Michael Henry Joan Howson's Cottage This is Black Rock Sands that ............my parents walked to from their honeymoon hideaway. Those are the footprints they left ............on the sand. That is the...

News | Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 — The People’s...

The People's Forest — a literary strand to Waltham Forest's programme as the first ever London Borough of Culture this year — has recently...

Review | How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s at Goldsmiths CCA

How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s opens at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art on the 15th March, showing until 26th May, before moving...

Review | Circa at Old Red Lion Theatre

Circa, written by Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Andy Twyman is meant to be a story about modern gay life. I say meant to,...

Interview | Kevin Breathnach

I had intended my interview with Kevin Breathnach to go smoothly and at first it appeared to be doing so. We had arranged a...

Review | Henry Hudson — nothing sticks to nothing at Hannah...

The story being told is not one of words, but of a language that finds roots beyond symbols defined by mere convention. Memories that...

Archive | Fiction | Let Them Call it Jazz by Jean...

One bright Sunday morning in July I have trouble with my Notting Hill landlord because he ask for a month’s rent in advance. He...

Review | Emotive Brutes at Trate Studios

Far from the crowded and anxious streets of a city that has made insomnia the rule, sits the rare exception, Emotive Brutes, a solo...

Review | Don McCullin at Tate Britain

We live in an era in which we see more images than ever before in human history. When we see these images, in newspapers...

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