The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

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In 2009, Ursula K. Le Guin caused something of a stir in the science-fiction community by contradicting Atwood’s claim that her novels belonged to...

The New World by Chris Adrian & Eli Horowitz

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The New World Chris Adrian & Eli Horowitz Granta, £12.99 (paperback) The New World opens grippingly by immersing the reader in the consciousness of Jane, a...

Iain Sinclair and Will Self on Walking London

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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...

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt

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'Cheerily, then, as one making teatime conversation, she asked “do you yourself ever think of suicide?” Lucy pondered this. “No more than is customary,...

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

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The Heart Goes Last Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury, £18.99 Reworked from an e-serial, Atwood’s latest novel is as captivating and humorous as her previous work. The America inhabited...

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

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Jonathan Franzen likes big books. Each one of his critically acclaimed works are weighty door-stoppers but their tangible size in no way matches the...

Dark Fairytale – Review of McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

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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...

Defining the Unfinished – Works from The Courtauld Gallery

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Unfinished…Works from The Courtauld Gallery Summer Showcase Special Display 18th June-20th September 2015 Unfinished masterpieces tend only to come to light upon the artist’s death,...

Review of ‘The Trial’ at The Young Vic

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Rory Kinnear embodied the frantic Josef K masterfully. In this adaptation by Nick Gill, Kinnear speaks in fragmented sentences, revealing his troubled subconscious in...

Duane Hanson at The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Occupying prime exhibition space in the cosmopolitan Serpentine Sackler Gallery are ordinary and often overlooked working class (which Americans call middle class) figures sculpted...

‘Savage Beauty’ – Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A

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From 14th March - 2nd August, the V&A is graced by the biggest Alexander McQueen exhibition in Europe. Since McQueen committed suicide in 2010,...

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

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Cheryl Glickman — isolated, alone and with no true friends to speak of — is an acute example of the lonesome modern narrator. Miranda...

11th May, Hay Fever

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Press night for Hay Fever on a summer’s eve: the red carpet rolled out in front of the Duke of York theatre; expectant photographers at the...

Portraits of Artists and Friends – John Singer Sargent

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John Singer Sargent – Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery 12 February – 25 May 2015 If you did not know this was...
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Rebecca the play

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We caught up with Emma Rice, Director of Kneehigh Productions on her latest piece: Rebecca the play. Adapting one of Britain’s most loved novels...

Princess Ida

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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...

Shakespeare in Love

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Shakespeare in Love, Noel Coward Theatre It is so rare to find a play that has perfected the balance between comedy, romance and tragedy – but...

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon and Sentenced to...

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These are two very contrastive books both making a clear announcement through their titles. The first is brash, claiming something unbelievable, just as the...

Late Turner: Paintings Set Free

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At risk of pointing out the obvious, it should be said before anything else, that J. M. W. Turner was always popular. Turner had...

Miss Saigon by Heather Wells

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Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, January 2015 Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon, currently on at the Prince Edward theatre, answers the public plea...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Trafalgar Studios II

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde is currently showing for its last week at Trafalgar Studios, formerly Whitehall Theatre. It is co-written by John O’Connor...

Back to Painting – Danny Fox

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It’s a strange time in the history of the visual arts avant-garde right now. So strange that the vast majority of those who think...

Virginia Woolf – Art, Life and Vision

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Virginia Woolf viewed greatness as a “positive possession”. In her mind greatness was “a bodily presence; it has nothing to do with anything said....

Truth and Memory at The Imperial War Museum

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The walk from Waterloo station to The Imperial War Museum is one of London’s dreariest, second only to any perambulation taking in Lower Thames...

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