Review | Burning Woman by Lucy H. Pearce

Designed to teach, inspire and empower generations of women who suffer from a deep internal burning; Burning Woman is a non-fictional, controversial exploration into...

Review | Letters To A First Love From The Future by...

Andy Armitage's pamphlet is among a number of new releases from the poetry press Half-Moon Books, which is based in Otley, West Yorkshire, where...

Review | Promising Young Women by Caroline O’Donoghue

This year has truly brought to the fiction scene some of the most stunning and powerful female characters. From the extreme – such as My...

9 of Europe’s Best Bookshops

A good bookshop can be many different things - a haven from the world, a counter-cultural space, and a meeting point for friends, as...

Review | Notes from the Dream House

Notes from the Dream House encloses half a century of films reviewed for the Observer by legendary critic Philip French. The book is a compact reminder of French’s immense knowledge of film and the cinematic world, spanning from 1963 to 2013, almost half the history of film, throughout which French's ability to convey dense ideas in a short and easily digestible format shines through, whether the high-brow or low-brow is being reviewed.

Review | DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics at the Hayward Gallery

DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics 22 August - 14 October 2018 HENI Project Space, Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery In what may be the first major institutional...

7 London Museums That You Might Have Missed

London is full of big-name museums, but it is also home to numerous small and hidden establishments. While The British Museum merits infinite visits,...

Review | All Under One Roof by Evelyn Schlag

ALL UNDER ONE ROOF Evelyn Schlag (Translated by Karen Leeder) Carcanet, June 2018 Since 1981 Austrian poet, Evelyn Schlag has published critically-acclaimed poetry, prose and short stories,...

Review | Women Talking by Miriam Toews

It seems ironic that a work so concerned with the female voice should be written from a man's perspective. But this is the contradiction...

Review | The King and the Catholics: The Fight for Rights...

In an age which has sidelined the Christian faith, the long, bitterly contested campaign to remove the serious discrimination suffered by Roman Catholics in...

Review | A Perfect Mirror by Sarah Corbett

In the increasingly urbanised world in which we live, as encapsulated by 'The Commute', the first poem in Sarah Corbett's latest collection, A Perfect...

Review | The Built Environment by Emily Hasler

Poetry is not a mass market – perhaps thanks to its reputation for being stylistically obscure and frequently focused on nebulous and intangible subjects...

Review | James Cook: The Voyages at The British Library

By Charlie Allen James Cook: The Voyages, British Library, 69 Euston Road, NW1 2DB It is appropriate that an exhibition about nautical exploration should take place...

Review | A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman

Review | A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman Published by Hashtag Press, 2018 If you’re a certain age you might remember M.E. as the ‘Yuppie...

Artist and Bon Viveur | Andrew Lambirth

John Craxton in Greece: The Unseen Works, Osborne Samuel, 23 Dering Street, London W1, 10 May - 8 June 2018 Charmed lives in Greece: Ghika,...

Review | Break.up by Joanna Walsh

Review | Break.up by Joanna Walsh By Matthew Turner The online world often seems clean and seamless; it doesn’t have any scars to reveal its traumas...

Review | End of the Pier at the Park Theatre

Review | End of the Pier by Danny Robins By Francis Beckett Mike is a successful stand-up comic with his own television show.  His father Bobby...

Review | Nowhere Nearer by Alice Miller

Review | Nowhere Nearer by Alice Miller By Jack Solloway ‘We are no longer quite here and not yet there at all’, writes Anna Freud in...

Review | Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up and Dorothea Lange:...

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Victoria & Albert Museum, Circe Henestrosa & Claire Wilcox, until November 4th 2018 Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing,...

Review | The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Noël Coward Theatre

For his West End debut, Aiden Turner, star of BBC’s hit TV show Poldark, had huge expectations to fill. Written by Martin McDonagh, director...

Review | Daido Moriyama: SCENE at Hamilton’s Gallery

Some of the silk-screen photographs at Daido Moriyama’s exhibition at Hamilton’s gallery depict wide shots of the bustling Tokyo street, the others close-ups of...

Review | Berenice Sydney: Dancing with Colour at Saatchi Gallery

SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s project space at its Duke of York’s HQ, is currently showing Dancing With Colour, a presentation of works by the British...

Review | Feel Free by Nick Laird

Nick Laird’s new poetry collection, Feel Free, shares a title with his wife Zadie Smith’s January-released essay collection, and while Laird deserves a closer...

Review | A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wilton’s Music Hall

Sitting in Wilton’s Music Hall on a sticky summer evening during a heatwave, it is not hard to find yourself lulled into the tale...

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