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War Machines and Bubble Gum

Book Review

May 2022

Momtaza Mehri

Book Review

May 2022

In his 2004 poetic tribute ‘Edward Said: A Contrapuntal Reading’, Mahmoud Darwish – the celebrated national poet of a Palestinian people denied a nation...

Book Review

April 2022

It is Psychotic to Draw a Line Between Two Places: On Bhanu Kapil

Stephanie Sy-Quia

Book Review

April 2022

Bhanu Kapil is a fantastic performer. I saw her at the London Review Bookshop in 2019. She had with...

Book Review

March 2022

WASTELAND IN THE SUN

Shane Jones

Book Review

March 2022

Due to our destructive behaviour, writer E.O. Wilson foresaw humanity soon entering the Eremocene – the ‘Age of Loneliness’....

Book Review

February 2022

A Small But Incredibly Valuable Nut

Rhoda Feng

Book Review

February 2022

At the end of Amitav Ghosh’s SEA OF POPPIES (2008), a character reflects on how her life has been...

Book Review

January 2022

Impossible Paradise

Irenosen Okojie

Book Review

January 2022

Rivers Solomon’s SORROWLAND is a gothic horror tale that shows how injustices imposed on Black Americans change us. Sweeping...

Art Review

December 2021

Myths of Abundance

Chris Hayes

Art Review

December 2021

The body of a peasant, modelled from ceramic, is strewn on the ground, its muted tones blending in with...

Ye Are Not Gawain

Film Review

November 2021

Mikaella Clements

Film Review

November 2021

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a tricky poem, in the literal sense that it’s full of tricks: a rug repeatedly pulled out...

Essay

September 2021

Augmented Reality

Andre Bagoo

Essay

September 2021

Not long after I moved into my first apartment, I started keeping an archive.    By ‘archive’ I mean...

Book Review

August 2021

An Ecstasy of Shame

Zoe Hu

Book Review

August 2021

It’s not easy getting cucked. Contrary to the consensus online, which sees a cuck in every message board, there...

Slouching Towards Death

Book Review

July 2021

Amber Husain

Book Review

July 2021

In January, a preview excerpt in The New Yorker of Rachel Kushner’s essay collection The Hard Crowd (2021) warned us that this might turn...

 

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