Literature

British Library Acquire Mervyn Peake Visual Archive

The archive will be available for research on completion of cataloguing in 2022, along with an opportunity to see highlights in future British Library exhibitions....

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DYN: A Self-styled Rival to Surrealism’s Gaudy Dominance

Farewell to Surrealism - The Dyn Circle in Mexico traces the attempts of artist Wolfgang Paalen to escape history and reshape experience from the unlikely location of Mexico City, during the Second...

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Unknown Hemingway Story Published for First Time

"Pursuit As Happiness" will be included in a new edition of The Old Man and the Sea, which was originally written in 1951....

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TRA: Title

Title: Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019...

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Unknown Shakespeare Records Found

Previously unknown documents concerning William Shakespeare’s father John, discovered in The National Archives, throw new light on his son's early life and developing political views....

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Artistry in Assembly: Lillianna Pereira

Human experience (including the artist's) is not necessarily unique...

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And Phil Keeps on Falling: Blade Runner 2049

Very yellow and not very mellow. Is Blade Runner really due a reboot?...

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Loitered Lens: Trebuchet Print Issue 2 Launch (Structure and Architecture)

Looking for Lola at the club down in old Soho.... Scenes from the launch of Trebuchet's second print edition...

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Load, Wind, Release! Trebuchet Issue Two Launch

Azimuth calculated, trajectory defined. Trebuchet's second print issue - launched...

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Nitwit! Egghead! Twerp! Searching for the Funniest Words

Booty, booby, nitwit and hooter among the words which make us laugh most ...

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Write Better Words: The Nuts and Bolts

The good stuff is there in your mind - getting it onto paper just takes discipline...

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A tattered coat upon a stick, unless…. How to Age Well

Existence is simply meaningless dance of fleetingly animated dust, unless we activate our soul...

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Slavoj Zizek and Will Self In Conversation

Two of the West's most dangerous thinkers go head to pointy head...

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Where is the Duende? Frack Language, Frack Self

When we frack language, we tear apart the core of self...

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Sci-Fi London: Film, Music, Literature and Canine Cosplay #SFL17

Ten days of sci-fi film, live music, immersive experiences and more...

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Neurocinematic Testing: Will It Make You Scream?

t is always hard to predict the response of a massed audience, and almost impossible to objectively assess creative works. In the present information boom and flourishing ‘attention...

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The Ivory Tower, Trump, and the Eclipse of Dignity

If a Trump win came partly as a reaction to 'the PC brigade', it has to be said they presented an easy target...

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Science & Modern Man, the right (and wrong) way to take Wyndham Lewis.

Lewis looked upon his contemporaries with a measure of scorn, but at least attempted to engage them positively...

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WHAT Does it Say About Me?! Should Fiction Depict Real People?

When artistic freedom violates somebody's privacy ...

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Friends as Enemies and Enemies as Friends…. (Wyndham Lewis)

Despite popular myth, Wyndham Lewis (through sheer stubbornness and inflated ego) actually avoided association with Fascism....

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Wyndham Lewis, Grayson Perry, David Baddiel and Masculinity

With power comes reponsibility, as Wyndham Lewis (and Spiderman) knew well. Art is power, not voyeurism....

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Consumed By Cronenberg

For the Canadian master of body horror, novel-writing is a cut too far...

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Sleep Not Before the Winter’s Gate (Insomnium)

Epic and ambitious melodic death metal from Finland's Insomnium...

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Pop Symbols and Unsettling Icons (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu @ Koko)

On hyper-reality, symbolism, visual constructs and pop music. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at Koko ...

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Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells (Part Two)

150 years after his birth, the influence of H.G. Wells on contemporary art is still being felt....

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Saw it Coming. Futurism, Vorticism and the Prescience of H.G. Wells

On the 150th anniversary of his birth, H.G. Wells continues to inspire. ...

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Don’t Eat the Meatballs? The Real Message of Sweden’s Rök Runestone

New interpretation of the Rök runestone inscription changes view of Viking Age ...

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Losers, Lawnmowers and The Grave of Jack Kerouac

Hitting the road for the birthday of Jack Kerouac, Scott Laudati wends a weary way to the writer's graveside...

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After the Revolution, Beyond the Randian Superhero.

Should we be grubbing for the favours of the benevolent altruist, or forging a fairer world for all? Essay on the false prophets of philanthropy...

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Sure we can, but SHOULD we? Digital Head and the Ethics of Intelligence

Examining the unpredictable and disruptive possibilities contained within new technologies...

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