Review | Days in the Caucasus by Banine & Crossing by...

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Days in the Caucasus, Banine (translated by  Anne Thompson-Ahmadova), Pushkin Press, 2019, pp. 288 (hardback) Crossing, Pajtim Statovci (translated by David Hackston), Pushkin Press, 2019,...

Review | Lee Krasner at the Barbican

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Lee Krasner’s work was central in the proliferation of abstract expressionism in the United States. A new show at the Barbican, Lee Krasner: Living...

Review | My Enemy’s Cherry Tree by Wang Ting-Kuo

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We don’t have to start if you’re not ready.'The epigraph on the first page of Wang Ting-Huo’s award-winning novel invites pause. It may seem...

Review | Mnemic Symbols by Andrew Hodgson

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It’s a familiar, yet uncanny feeling we all know; like waking up in a hotel you’re sure you’ve never stayed in before, and yet,...

Review | The Governesses by Anne Serre, tr. by Mark Hutchinson

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In a large country house enclosed by a gold-gated garden, three young governesses are responsible for the education and general well-being of a group...
We'll Never Have Paris, ed. Andrew Gallix, Repeater Books, May 2019

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

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

Review | Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die by Amber...

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“You can take an empty space and call it a bare stage”, Amber Massie-Blomfield opens her book with this evocative statement and thus begins...

Review | Billy Budd at Royal Opera House

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For the first time in almost twenty years, Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd returns home to the Royal Opera House in this co-production with Rome...

Review | Henry Moore: Influences and Influenced at Connaught Brown

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Henry Moore has had an insurmountable influence on contemporary art. A new exhibition at Mayfair gallery Connaught Brown — Henry Moore: Influences and Influenced...

Review | Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides & Days of Awe...

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Jeffrey Eugenides’s latest short story collection is packed full of literary treats in case you haven’t read them when they originally appeared in The...

Review | Out of the Woods by Luke Turner

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Out of the Woods, the first book by Luke Turner, begins with the breakdown of a five year relationship with his girlfriend, caused by...

Review | Phyllida Barlow at Royal Academy

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I’ve collected driftwood from beaches for years. A particularly large piece hangs by the door to my house. Every time I enter, my fingertips...

Review | Faust at the Royal Opera House

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Faust, the epitome of grand French opera and Gonoud’s masterpiece returns to Covent Garden in this fifth revival of David McVicar’s production. The opera...

Review | Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 at The Photographers’...

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Each room immerses the viewer in the artist’s expert documentation. We are encouraged to do more than just observe the photographs; the emphasis seems...

Review | Bindlestiff by Wayne Holloway

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2036. In a ramshackle, backwater United States, Marine Corps vet Frank Dubois journeys from L.A. to Detroit, seeking redemption for a life lived off...

Review | WITCH by Rebecca Tamás

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In her latest collection, WITCH, Rebecca Tamás explores the triumphs and oppression, the strengths and weaknesses, the power and the fears that generations of...

Review | One Thing by Xanthi Barker and The Prick by...

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Xanthi Barker’s One Thing and Mazin Saleem’s The Prick are the second and third of the Open Pen Novelette series, coming after Shitstorm by...

Review | Counterpoint at the Stanley Spencer Gallery

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Considered one of Britain’s most significant artists Stanley Spencer is famous for his singular vision, but Counterpoint sets out to demonstrate that he was part...

Review | Top Girls at the National Theatre

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One of the great things about Caryl Churchill is her use of history to explore the present and anticipate the future. This can be...

Essay | What branches grow out of this stony rubbish? by...

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Tom Jeffreys “What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?” Some notes on the art of Yelena Popova, Joanna Rajkowska, and Jan Eric Visser April is...

Review | Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

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Birthday (1942) hangs opposite the entrance to the first room. Tanning stands proud yet forlorn, shirt as open as the door which she holds,...

Review | The Realm of the Punisher: Travels in Duterte’s Philippines...

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Tom Sykes, The Realm of Punisher: Travels in Duterte’s Philippines, Signal Books, November 2019, pp. 288, £12.99 The Realm of the Punisher is an accessible...

Review | La Forza Del Destino at the Royal Opera House

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The Royal Opera House has brought together the best cast in the world right now for their new production of Verdi’s La Forza Del...

Review | The Neighbourhood by Hannah Lowe

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Hannah Lowe’s fourth chapbook, The Neighbourhood, begins with a winding dotted line that travels from the first to the second page. The image continues...

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