Iain Sinclair and Will Self on Walking London

I’ve got a new eternal certainty to file alongside death and taxes: if you walk around London enough, and you know what he looks...

Faith Healer at Donmar Warehouse

Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Brian Friel’s 1979 play uses the wisdom of age to give this oft dubbed “modern masterpiece” a dark depth, comedy,...

Transcending Boundaries by teamLab at Pace London

Touch coral reefs, and they will die. It doesn’t feel outlandish to suggest an oblique parable in the fact that one of the world’s...

Ophelia Among The Flowers by Redon

Odilon Redon’s Ophelia Among The Flowers is one of the many pastels that take Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet as their subject. But this early twentieth-century piece,...

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

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 | 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...

Review | We Live in an Ocean of Air by Marshmallow...

SALON at Saatchi Gallery welcomes you into a dark room illuminated by two screens, two windows into a peaceful and majestic forest. The screens...

Review | Normal People by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney’s long-awaited second novel “Normal People” burst onto the scene last month, and has been making waves in the literary world since its...

Review | Exposure by Olivia Sudjic

Exposure, Olivia Sudjic, Pensinsula Press, 2018, pp. 127, £6 Exposure, the new book by Olivia Sudjic, elegantly dissects the multi-layered web of anxieties particular to...

William Eggleston: Portraits

William Eggleston wrote far better than most writers write. He wrote without words through his portraits as fleeting and resonant as a Carver story....

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,...

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris

What is ‘home’? A person? A place? A feeling of belonging? These are the questions that run through Barney Norris’s debut novel like a finely...

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 | Exhilarating Magus: Myth and Poetics in Stephen Yenser’s Stone...

Stone Fruit, Stephen Yenser’s highly anticipated third collection published by Waywiser, dazzles, delights, and enchants with its wordplay, predilection for sound effects, and linguistic...

Pearl by Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage’s new translation of the fourteenth-century poem Pearl follows his energetic 2008 translation of the same anonymous poet’s Sir Gawain and the Green...

Picasso Portraits: Humour is Key

The exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery differs from William Rubin’s one on Picasso’s portraits twenty years ago at MOMA by defining Picasso’s portraits...

Stranger, Baby by Emily Berry

Freud is dangerous territory for poets. He did more than just make his mark on the literature of the twentieth century: he cross-hatched it....

Review | Salvador Dali At Home

Salvador Dali At Home, Jackie De Burca, Quarto, 2018, pp. 176, Hardcover, £25 Salvador Dali at Home is a book that seeks to unveil the places...
We'll Never Have Paris, ed. Andrew Gallix, Repeater Books, May 2019

Review | We’ll Never Have Paris ed. Andrew Gallix

“The failure of the English revolution… is all around us: in the Westminster constitution, in Ireland, and poisoning English attitudes to Europe”. — London, Patrick...

Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors at the Gagosian

The Minotaur was a key figure in Picasso’s imagination and art, so much so that the artist once remarked that ‘If all the ways...

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

'The whole challenge of poetry', Alice Oswald once wrote, 'is to keep language open, so that what we don't yet know can pass through...

Happiness by Jack Underwood

‘Sometimes your sadness is a yacht’ is the title of the fourth poem in Jack Underwood’s recently published collection Happiness. Highlighting early on in...

Quotidian Queerness

The great strength of this exhibition is its demonstration of the ubiquitous nature of queer art and culture. Timed to remind us that it...

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends at the National Portrait Gallery

According to a new exhibition of Howard Hodgkin’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, one of the artist’s principal concerns throughout his sixty-five year...

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