Misanthropy: a hardy perennial
I keep thinking about a scene in Hong Sangsoo’s latest movie, The Novelist’s Film, which opened in the US last week at New York’s Film Society of…
Thing of the Month: a regular series
Peter is miming the dismantling of his head. First the eyeballs, each one coming out with a little slurpy plop. Then the teeth, one by one, given a good…
The artist, writer and teacher Brian Catling died at the end of September following a long illness. In the mid-1990s I was taught by Brian at the Ruskin…
Thing of the Month: a regular series
I visited the Wolfgang Tillmans survey exhibition, ‘To Look Without Fear,’ which opened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York last week. Here are four…
In the later years of her life, the writer Rosemary Tonks was rumoured to visit lending libraries, check out copies of her books, and destroy them. This…
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