Film
26 February 2009
In 1976, the late film-maker Stanley Kubrick travelled to New York to try to interest the Jewish novelist Isaac...
Culture
05 February 2009
The modernist American poet William Carlos Williams declared in his poem "A Sort of Song" that there were "no ideas but...
Culture
06 November 2008
Sam Taylor-Wood, now a fixture at glamorous London art-world parties, came from humble beginnings. She grew up on a...
Culture
02 October 2008
The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea...
Culture
18 September 2008
With his pimento-shaped face, reminiscent of an overstuffed hamster, Francis Bacon appears in photos taken by his...
Culture
26 June 2008
In a recent article in the London Review of Books, Terry Eagleton wrote about the linguistic similarity between Samuel...
Culture
12 June 2008
For those of a certain age, Klimt's The Kiss was the must-have student poster. All that lan guor ous passion, all those...
Culture
05 June 2008
The big question in art is: "Is it art?" Is an outsized Brillo box or a pickled shark art? Ever since 1917, when Marcel...
Culture
29 May 2008
What is the point and purpose of public art? Once, it was clear: you were a general or an admiral and if you won a big...
Culture
15 May 2008
Surviving into old age is a good career move for a creative woman. Even if she has been ignored during her middle years...
Culture
01 May 2008
If it's deep and meaningful that pushes your button, Martin Maloney's work won't be for you. But, of course, that's not...
Culture
10 April 2008
The poetics of space and the articulation of its geometry are the essence of Nigel Hall's work. Now, a major exhibition...
Culture
21 February 2008
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven!" wrote Wordsworth about the French Revolution...
Culture
14 February 2008
A small, stooped, grey figure stands absorbed by his own reflection in a mirror at the gallery's edge. It's as if he's...
Lifestyle
10 January 2008
I've lost my heart to Cill Rialaig. It's about as far west as you can go in Europe without falling off. It is a magical...

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