Review | A Map Towards Fluency & A Few Interiors

A Map Towards Fluency, Lisa Kelly, Carcanet Press, 2019, pp.112, £8.99 A Few Interiors, Rowland Bagnell, Carcanet Press, 2019, pp.64, £8.99 ------Carcanet’s latest publications include the...

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...

Review | All Under One Roof by Evelyn Schlag

ALL UNDER ONE ROOF Evelyn Schlag (Translated by Karen Leeder) Carcanet, June 2018 Since 1981 Austrian poet, Evelyn Schlag has published critically-acclaimed poetry, prose and short stories,...

I Wish I Was Lonely by Hannah Jane Walker

For what seemed to be the first time in my life, I was asked to leave my mobile phone on during a performance. Even...

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Lauded as a subversive masterpiece, pegged as a favourite to win The Man Booker Prize and one of the best-selling novels of 2015, A Little...
Art and Conflict – M-Museum in Leuven Presents Ravaged by Loma-Ann Marks

Art and Conflict – M-Museum in Leuven Presents Ravaged by Loma-Ann...

“The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes,” said French philosopher and writer Simone Weil, and this idea runs throughout...

Review | Henry Hudson — nothing sticks to nothing at Hannah...

The story being told is not one of words, but of a language that finds roots beyond symbols defined by mere convention. Memories that...

Review | Tales of Two Londons: Stories From A Fractured City

Tales of Two Londons: Stories From A Fractured City, edited by Claire Armitstead, Arcadia Books, 2019, £9.99 It’s Saturday morning in Hornsey and I make...

The Sleepwalkers by Will Stone

Europe is a wasteland in Will Stone’s third collection The Sleepwalkers. The poet portrays the continent as ‘What’s left of burned out stars’ in...

Pearls Exhibition, V&A

  I’ve never really given it a thought – how a pearl is made, at least not until I went to the extensive Pearls exhibition...

Bram Bogart at the Saatchi Gallery

SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year with a fascinating show by the post-war Japanese artist, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, and in keeping...

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...

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,...

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...

Review | The Inheritance at The Young Vic

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 everything from...

Review | Lee Krasner at the Barbican

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...
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Nyx and Oneiroi: The Depiction of Dreams in Renaissance Art by...

La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 9 October 2013 – 26 January 2014   La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg Editions,...

Review | Glad I Did It — Christina Reihill at Bermondsey...

Made up of three L-shaped levels, Christina Reihill's Glad I did it is an invitation into the mind and last days of Ruth Ellis,...

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

In keeping with the current vogue for entwining fact and fiction, Julian Barnes’s latest novel is a fictionalised account of Dmitri Shostakovich’s un-easy relations...

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

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...

Resurrection by Jessica Albarn – Lawrence Alkin Gallery

If you were wondering where all the bees had gone, look no further than Jessica Albarn’s remarkable exhibition Resurrection, which is showing at the...

Review | Break.up by Joanna Walsh

The online world often seems clean and seamless; it doesn’t have any scars to reveal its traumas or accidents. Bodies, on the other hand,...

Review | Fragmented Dialogues – Art and Identity in 1980s Chile

Fragmented Dialogues: Mario Fonseca & Mauricio Valenzuela, Art & Identity in 1980s Chile is currently on display at the Austin Desmond Fine Art Gallery,...

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

“It’s not about how great the collection is. It’s about the photographers who took the photographs…how they changed the art form forever.” While he still...

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