Review | Absolute Hell – Pissed In Purgatory

By David Ford Rodney Ackland’s play ‘Absolute Hell’ (at the National Theatre until 16 June) is like spying on a drunken party through a club...

Review | The Inheritance at The Young Vic

By Emma Quick The Inheritance stands at almost seven hours long: Matthew Lopez’s two-part, self-aware epic on the legacy of gay men past-and present. Treating...

Review | Three Women at The Trafalgar Studios

By Lucy Morris  Katy Brand’s Three Women at the Trafalgar Studios offers a representation of the title across respective and somewhat stereotypical generations.  Suzanne, a crystal-loving 40-year old...

Review | Carcanet New Poetries VII: Book Launch at the London...

BY SUZANNAH V. EVANS The London Review Bookshop, Bloomsbury, 7pm. Wine glasses clatter as they are placed on the floor, animated conversation fills the air,...

Review | Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern

BY SUZANNAH V. EVANS If you’ve ever doubted the sheer scale of Picasso’s productivity, a visit to the Tate Modern’s latest exhibition will convince you...

Review | What Are We Doing Here? by Marilynne Robinson

The joy of an episodic form is it can be appreciated multiple ways. You do not need to agree with every constituent part to...

Review | Known Unknowns at The Saatchi Gallery

In the current exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery, Known Unknowns, you are not meant to know of the artists. If you do, you’re missing...

Review | Black Book by Gideon Rubin at The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum, in Freud’s old house, is a five-minute walk from Finchley Road tube station, away from the main road on a residential...

Review | ‘My Generation’ – The 1960s Through the Eyes of...

  As the sun rises with a vivid pop art palette over the River Thames, over the East End, over the then still fully operational...

Staff Picks – 6th March 2018

Introducing Staff Picks! Recommendations for the very best in arts, culture and literature from the staff at The London Magazine.   Steven O'Brien - Editor Boneland -...

Review | Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery

  Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery is running 25 January – 22 April 2018 The advent of photography had a huge effect on how we see the...

Review | The Only Story by Julian Barnes

The Only Story by Julian Barnes Readers who were a little disappointed by Barnes’s last political fiction The Noise of Time will be glad to...
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Review | Guglielmo Alfarone at Ping-Pong Covent Garden

Guglielmo Alfarone for "Art Comes Alive at Ping-Pong Dim Sum" “What happens tonight is a surprise for me as much as it is you… I...

Review | A Walk Through Essex Road IV at Tintype

  When walking the streets of London, its minor and major roads, its arteries and veins, begin to enmesh themselves with the walker’s brain. Over...

Review | Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel by...

Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel Neil Roberts, Clemson University Press   As the subtitle to this literary study indicates, Neil Roberts offers a...

Review | Richard III: Brother, Protector, King by Chris Skidmore

DICK THE BAD: HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS MURDER SUSPECT Richard III: Brother, Protector, King - by Chris Skidmore Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20 ‘Edwards Four, Five, Dick the Bad/...

Review | Rainsongs, by Sue Hubbard

Sue Hubbard’s Rainsongs has a unique and beautiful emotive quality that shines through its delicately constructed prose in a love-letter to Ireland, memory and parenthood,...

Julie Cope’s Naked Lunch

  ‘God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.’ Said Nietzsche, so instead of looking to religion for comfort we laugh at...

Review | Fahrelnissa Zeid at the Tate Modern

  ‘When I’m painting, I am always aware of a kind of communion with all living things, I mean with the universe as the sum...

Review | Keith Vaughan: On Pagham Beach, Photographs and Collages from...

  It is hard for those brought up in a world of gender fluidity, with debates about who has the right to use which bathroom,...

Review | Melancholia – A Sebald Variation at Somerset House

  Descend the vertiginous spiral staircase to the Inigo Rooms of Somerset House in London between September 21st and December 10th 2017, and you will...

Review | Calder on Paper: 1960 – 1976 at the Saatchi...

  SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year aiming to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure...

Extending the Range of Pejoratives: Howard Jacobson’s Pussy

  Written in “a fury of disbelief” during the weeks that followed the unlikely election of Donald Trump, Howard Jacobson’s latest novel Pussy dramatizes the...

Review | The Essence of Things at 48 Albemarle Street

Arriving at 48 Albemarle Street you immediately enter a stripped-back environment; surrounded by exposed brick, wood and metal. This industrial interior makes a refreshing...

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