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On the Relative Values of Humility and Arrogance; or the Confusing Complications of Negative Serendipity

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May 2011

Annabel Howard

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May 2011

On a distinctly drizzly Wednesday evening in February a friend of mine looked at me and said: ‘Only those who risk reaching too far, find...

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May 2011

Short Cuts

Charles Boyle

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May 2011

1.. Whatever it is that the literature department of Arts Council England (ACE) is for, it can’t be for...

Interview

May 2011

Interview with Alison Klayman

Shepherd Laughlin

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May 2011

Until his arrest in Beijing on 3 April as he boarded a plane to Hong Kong, Ai Weiwei was...

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May 2011

Why I Write (Rather than Riot)

Gavin James Bower

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May 2011

Watching the recent public demonstrations protesting, at times violently, the Coalition government’s budgetary cuts, I was forced to revisit...

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May 2011

Interview with Desmond Hogan

Ben Eastham

Jacques Testard

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May 2011

Desmond Hogan is probably the most famous Irish writer you’ve never heard of. In the early 1980s, with numerous...

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March 2011

Gabriel Orozco: Cosmic Matter and Other Leftovers

Rye Dag Holmboe

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March 2011

‘To live,’ writes Walter Benjamin, ‘means to leave traces’. As one might expect, Benjamin’s observation is not without a...

Interview with DBC Pierre

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March 2011

Ben Eastham

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March 2011

DBC Pierre first came to the attention of the world with the publication of Vernon God Little in 2003. This furious satire on contemporary life,...

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March 2011

Trafalgar Square Street Protests

Cosmo Hildyard

Joseph de Lacey

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March 2011

The following photographs were taken during the third day of student protests in London on 1 December 2010, a...

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February 2011

Interview with Manfredi Beninati

Lowenna Waters

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February 2011

Time, memory, the landscape of the mind, manifestation and metamorphosis, resurgence and collapse and the crisp crust of Sicilian...

Middle East protests give lie to Western orthodoxies

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February 2011

Emanuelle Degli Esposti

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February 2011

For thousands of individuals across the Arab world, 2011 has already become the year in which the political and social realities of their hitherto...