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Virginie Despentes' Vernon Subutex Two

Book Review

April 2019

Roisin Kiberd

Book Review

April 2019

In King-Kong Theory (2006), her autobiography and feminist manifesto, Virginie Despentes describes a job she’d held almost two decades earlier. In 1989, aged twenty,...

Art Review

April 2019

How Chicago! Imagists 1960s and 70s

Chloë Ashby

Art Review

April 2019

At times, the artwork of the Chicago Imagists verges on the gross: that big green bogey dangling from the...

Art Review

April 2019

Oscar Wilde Temple, Studio Voltaire

Leon Craig

Art Review

April 2019

The light is dim, the air richly scented. Little purple tea lights flicker in the votive candle rack and...

Book Review

April 2019

Postcards from Peripheral France

Elsa Court

Book Review

April 2019

‘When I arrived in Paris for school, all these bourgeois kids would say Eddy Bellegueule, what a funny name.’...

Art Review

March 2019

Daria Martin, Tonight the World

Nathan Geyer

Art Review

March 2019

I awoke bathed in perspiration, my teeth clenched. Once again, as on countless previous nights, I had been hunted...

Book Review

February 2019

On Yuval Noah Harari

Claire Lowdon

Book Review

February 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone in charge, someone who understood how it all fitted together? Even...

Simryn Gill, Soft Tissue

Art Review

February 2019

Skye Arundhati Thomas

Art Review

February 2019

I walked into Simryn Gill’s exhibition SOFT TISSUE at Jhaveri Contemporary on one of the worst days of an unusually dense winter smog in...

Book Review

February 2019

The Inheritance of Ambiguity

Katie Da Cunha Lewin

Book Review

February 2019

I have told the story of my grandparents’ arrival in England countless times. Their bags, their passports, even the...

Art Review

February 2019

Evita Vasiljeva, POSTCRETE

Philippa Snow

Art Review

February 2019

Lower.Green is situated in the unlikely surroundings of a near-dead mall in Norwich. It is not just any mall,...

Akwaeke Emezi’s 
Freshwater 

Book Review

February 2019

Lucy Scholes

Book Review

February 2019

Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater isn’t only a fine debut novel that announces the arrival of an exciting and talented new literary voice, it’s also a book that...

 

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