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James Bridle’s ‘New Dark Age’

Book Review

October 2018

Orit Gat

Book Review

October 2018

Halfway through James Bridle’s foreboding, at times terrifying, but ultimately motivating account of our technological present, he recounts a scene from a magazine article...

Book Review

October 2018

Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s ‘Heads of the Colored People’

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Book Review

October 2018

Somewhere on the internet is a two-hour video of a lecture by the late writer and filmmaker Kathleen Collins,...

Book Review

October 2018

Nick Makoha’s ‘Kingdom of Gravity’

Dai George

Book Review

October 2018

The tyrant’s sickest triumph is to make his subjects watchful. The landscape of Nick Makoha’s first collection – an...

Art Review

September 2018

Martine Syms, Grande Calme

Holly Black

Art Review

September 2018

I’ve never been ghosted by a work of art before, but I guess there is a first time for...

Book Review

September 2018

Miriam Toews’s ‘Women Talking’

Caitlin Ingham

Book Review

September 2018

Édouard Louis, speaking recently at the London Review Bookshop, described why he writes auto-fiction. Growing up in a brutally...

Art Review

September 2018

Tai Shani, Semiramis

Jesc Bunyard

Art Review

September 2018

‘Womanhood’ is a troubled concept in the world of Semiramis. Gathered together for Tai Shani’s first institutional solo exhibition,...

Renato Cisneros’s ‘The Distance Between Us’

Book Review

September 2018

Cal Revely-Calder

Book Review

September 2018

Renato Cisneros couldn’t remember the day his sister Valentina turned four; at the time, he’d been only fifteen months old. But recently, on an...

Book Review

August 2018

Nora Ikstena's ‘Soviet Milk’

Kevin Brazil

Book Review

August 2018

Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena opens with two women who cannot remember. ‘I don’t remember 15 October 1969,’ says...

Art Review

August 2018

Maria Fusco, ECZEMA!

Daisy Lafarge

Art Review

August 2018

Growing up in an evangelical church I took communion most weeks. To a child’s mind it seemed an excitingly...

Alicia Kopf's ‘Brother in Ice’

Book Review

August 2018

Jess Cotton

Book Review

August 2018

Towards the beginning of Brother in Ice, the debut novel by Catalan artist Alicia Kopf, is a photograph of the American explorer Frederick Cook...