Dog Run Moon by Callan Wink

Callan Wink’s debut collection of stories stands as a promising start to a fine literary career. Some of the stories included here have deservedly...

Painters’ Paintings: from Freud to Van Dyck

The idea behind ‘Painters' Paintings: from Freud to Van Dyck’ is an exciting one, if a little difficult to communicate in a title. The exhibition...

The Red and Yellow Nothing by Jay Bernard

It is difficult to put a finger on the immediate aftermath of reading The Red and Yellow Nothing: there is puzzlement, rage, and wonder,...

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,...

Franciszka Themerson at l’étrangère

Avant-garde in its truest sense is an appellation that can be justifiably given to the artist, illustrator, film-maker, publisher, theatre and book designer, Franciszka...

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...

Dark Fairytale – Review of McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

McQueen Theatre Royal Haymarket Limited run from 19th August Reviewed by Lauren Hepburn It's been five years since Lee McQueen took his life. The exquisite dress worn by...

Danny Rolph – East Central at CNB Gallery

To improve efficiency during World War I the 10 London postcode districts which had been introduced in 1857 were subdivided into numbered sub-districts, thus...

Review | Charlotte Prodger and Forensic Architecture — The Turner Prize...

In The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age, Allucquére  Roseanne Stone discusses how our consciousness is altered by...

Forward Prizes for Poetry 2016: Felix Dennis Prize for Best First...

This year's contenders for the Felix Dennis Prize represent an exciting new generation of poets emerging beyond the bounds of well-trodden publication routes like...

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 Triumph of Cancer by Chris McCabe

The scientific language used by doctors to describe cancer—the uncontrollable growth of a single cell—is often mystifying and alienating. Can the experience of cancer...

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,...

The Red Barn at The National Theatre

In a recent interview with The Times, acclaimed theatre director Robin Icke said that he walks out of shows at the interval ‘all the...

Review | The Monstrous Child at The Royal Opera House

The newly refurbished Linbury Theatre in the Royal Opera House is having its first opera performances with the world premiere of The Monstrous Child,...

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence at Somerset House, 27 January – 3 April 2016 The Museum of Innocence offers the visitor a little corner of 1970s Istanbul, hidden...

Chalk Poets by Stephanie Norgate

The otherness of nature, the gap that separates its permanence from our finite experience, is as much a part of its constructed character as...

Princess Ida

Princess Ida, Finborough Theatre, Until 18th April 2015 One’s first experience of seeing a play at Finborough theatre is really rather charming. Located above the Finborough Arms...

The Modern Eye – Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern

‘Without anxiety and sickness I would have been a rudderless ship…’ – E. Munch At any given time of the year, somewhere on the continent, there...

Cockfosters by Helen Simpson

If you dare to enter the murky world of short story criticism, you are likely to find yourself swamped by metaphors—florid, emotive, and frequently...

Review | Death and Other Holidays by Marci Vogel

Death and Other Holidays, Marci Vogel, Melville House, November 2018 Award-winning writer, poet and translator Marci Vogel is the author of the poetry collection At...

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 | 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...

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

… And could she disentangle it, the stuff she’d seen in her mind’s eye, from the actual stuff of her own life? In 1935, fleeing...

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