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Issue No. 21

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Issue No. 21

In 2013 we encountered a pamphlet-sized book published by n+1 called No Regrets. It contained a series of conversations between different groups of women...

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March 2018

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March 2018

During his interview with Claudia Rankine in this issue, Kayo Chingonyi raises the subject of what role the arts...

Walking into Surrender, Jenkin van Zyl’s installation in which a film loops on the wall of a mock-up of a motel room, I found the space was full of other viewers Some were lying on beds – just big enough for two, sheets tucked in, pristine white The atmosphere was strange, informed by the transience and intimacy of the motel room, itself a mirror to one of the locations that appears in van Zyl’s film There was intimacy here, but uncertainty as well The uncanny world of Surrender gets under the skin, hinting at the horror that’s to come   One of the curious things about watching artist films and installations is the ability a viewer has to enter part way through, to engage with imperfect knowledge Surrender, however, doesn’t stop: there are no endings or opening credits At the centre of the film is Grace, a human-rat hybrid, who exists as one half of a pair, a fraught union that van Zyl uses as a springboard for several themes They are referred to as One-Half-of-Grace throughout the film (in each dancing duo, both partners are referred to by a shared name) – the first step Surrender takes in deconstructing ideas of individual identity Snippets of Grace’s thoughts appear on screen in lines of slanted text, akin to intertitles, propelling the narrative forward  Grace first arrives at The Marathon, the competition around which the film revolves, via limousine, in which they fall asleep, as fireworks play on a TV screen The text reveals that entering the competition offers them ‘the chance to redo, to disappear If only briefly’ The spaces in which The Marathon takes place are perfect for disappearing into: motel rooms; deserted corridors Even The Ballroom itself, where the actual dancing takes place, has an anonymous quality to it: a stage with a familiar red curtain (the

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August 2014

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August 2014

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September 2017

On The White Review Anthology

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September 2017

Valentine’s Day 2010, Brooklyn: an intern at the Paris Review skips his shift as an undocumented worker at an...

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Issue No. 20

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Issue No. 20

    As a bookish schoolchild in Galilee, the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was invited to compose, and read in public, a poem marking...

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Issue No. 19

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Issue No. 19

‘A crisis becomes a crisis when the white male body is affected,’ writes the philosopher Rosi Braidotti, interviewed in...

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Issue No. 18

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Issue No. 18

This is the editorial from the eighteenth print issue of The White Review, available to buy here.    In 1991...

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Issue No. 17

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Issue No. 17

An Englishman, a Frenchman and an Irishman set up a magazine in London in 2010. This sounds like the...

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Issue No. 16

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Issue No. 16

The political and internet activist Eli Pariser coined the term ‘Filter Bubble’ in 2011 to describe how we have...

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Issue No. 15

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Issue No. 15

In The Art of the Publisher, Roberto Calasso suggests that publishing is something approaching an art form, whereby ‘all...

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Issue No. 14

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Issue No. 14

Having several issues ago announced that we would no longer be writing our own editorials, the editors’ (ultimately inevitable) failure to organise a replacement,...
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Issue No. 10

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This tenth editorial will be our last. Back in February 2011, on launching the magazine, we grandiosely stated that we were ‘creating a space for...
The White Review No. 9 Editorial

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Issue No. 9

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Issue No. 9

This ninth print issue of The White Review is characterised by little more than the continuation of the principles we have set out in...
The White Review No. 8 Editorial

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Issue No. 8

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Issue No. 8

The manifesto of art collective Bruce High Quality foundation, the subject of an essay by Legacy Russell in this issue, states its intention to...
The White Review No. 7 Editorial

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Issue No. 7

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Issue No. 7

A few issues back we grandiosely stated ‘that it is more important now than ever to provide a forum for expression and debate’. This...
The White Review No. 6 Editorial

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Issue No. 6

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Issue No. 6

By the looks of it, not much has changed for The White Review. This new edition, like its predecessors, features the customary blend of...
The White Review No. 5 Editorial

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Issue No. 5

One of the two editors of The White Review recently committed a faux pas by reacting with undisguised and indeed excessive envy to the revelation...
The White Review No. 4 Editorial

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Issue No. 4

We live in interesting times. A few years ago, with little warning and for reasons obscure to all but a few, an economic system...
The White Review No.3 Editorial

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October 2011

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October 2011

In the course of putting three issues of The White Review together, the editors have been presented with the problems they were previously so...
Editorial: a thousand witnesses are better than conscience

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July 2011

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July 2011

The closure of any newspaper is a cause for sadness in any country that prides itself, as Britain does, on its possession of a...

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