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Article Archive for January 2010

EVENTS LISTINGS – 25th – 31st of January
January 25, 2010 – 7:06 am | No Comment
EVENTS LISTINGS – 25th – 31st of January

by Thomas Eckhardt
BOOKS
STORYTAILS
The Pangea Project
Sunday January 31
What kind of people would we be if we didn’t plug our supporters? Gabriella Apicella, who writes many film reviews for us has started her very own storytelling evening …

COVER GIRL – WHAT NOT TO SAY AND HOW NOT TO SAY IT
January 22, 2010 – 4:46 am | No Comment
COVER GIRL – WHAT NOT TO SAY AND HOW NOT TO SAY IT

I have become invisible. That, or I’ve developed a hideous facial deformity, I’ve started exuding the tang of decomposing catfood and nobody dares tell me, or I’m suddenly dressing like a down-on-her-luck hooker … which …

A Bosnian Winter Night by Jozefina Cutura
January 20, 2010 – 12:57 pm | No Comment
A Bosnian Winter Night by Jozefina Cutura

Uncle Spaso’s dog Sila waded through the snow ahead of us. She would disappear for a while, only to emerge again right in front of us, happily wagging her tail. Uncle Spaso said the dog …

FILM – The Prophet
January 20, 2010 – 10:10 am | No Comment
FILM – The Prophet

by Jemimah Steinfeld

One of the most memorable lines in classic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption is when Tim Robbins’ character, Andy Dufrasne avers: “The funny thing is – on the outside, I was an honest …

MICHAEL AMHERST – BRIDESHEAD: NOWHERE BOY
January 20, 2010 – 9:45 am | No Comment
MICHAEL AMHERST – BRIDESHEAD: NOWHERE BOY

Julian Jarrold’s Brideshead Revisited epitomises everything that is wrong with modern film. Indeed, I’ll go further: it epitomises everything that is wrong with modern art and culture. I have been saving this card, this little diatribe …

REBECCA LEE – EVERYBODY NEEDS AN EDITOR
January 19, 2010 – 5:29 am | No Comment

Or should that be ‘everyone’? I know there’s a difference, but which one is right? If they’re both ‘right’, which one is better? What do I really mean?

EVENTS LISTINGS – 17th-24th of January
January 18, 2010 – 11:17 am | No Comment
EVENTS LISTINGS – 17th-24th of January

by Tristan Summerscale
THEATRE
MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS)
Soho Theatre,  London, until 6th February 2010
‘Part Richard Curtis, part Irvine Welsh’, this play concerns two thirty-somethings,  a rapacious divorce lawyer and an unsuccessful car dealer, sitting in …

Events Listings – Jan 11th – 18th
January 11, 2010 – 7:38 am | No Comment

by Thomas Eckhardt
POETRY
THE 2009 T S ELIOT PRIZE READING
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7:30pm, Sunday January 17th, £12
South Bank, London, SE1 8XX
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/
‘The TS Eliot Poetry Prize Reading? Give over. Nothing but a bunch of old funny duddies’. …

BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL, WHEN IS A DATE NOT A DATE?
January 7, 2010 – 10:29 am | 2 Comments
BLOGS, DATING – COVER GIRL, WHEN IS A DATE NOT A DATE?

When it’s a drink with a friend, of course. Or perhaps going to an exhibition, or the cinema, or a gig, or a show that you know they’d be interested in, so you call them, …

MICHAEL AMHERST – SCHOOL OF SAATCHI
January 6, 2010 – 7:53 am | 3 Comments

A bunch of mildly talented people, a few chancers thrown in – all manipulated by a multi-millionaire with a cynical eye on the commercial. Yes, it was School of Saatchi. To give the show some credit …

REBECCA LEE – NEW YEAR, OLD BOOKS
January 6, 2010 – 7:43 am | No Comment
REBECCA LEE – NEW YEAR, OLD BOOKS

So some things never change, but then sometimes an unchanging thing can be quite surprising in itself. I am not often taken aback by The Sunday Times Culture magazine Books section, but there, right before …