May 11, 2010 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

Crompton was about to be assaulted with questions like the one that had undone his predecessor. Someone had asked why there weren’t enough helicopters to provide air cover for the boys in Helmand. He hadn’t …

Read the full story »
Latest Stories

Original short stories, comedy and poetry from the best writers both old and new

Non-fiction

Reviewing film, theatre, comedy, books, music, art and poetry. All that and some interviews too

Cartoons

A showcase of the UK’s brightest and most illustrious illustrative talent

News and Events Listings

NFTU recommends the best plays, gigs, galleries, readings and films for you to go see this week. We also post relevant news from the world of culture, and competitions that our readers might want to enter.

Blogs

NFTU’s bloggers discuss books, film and even dating

Home » Archive by Month

Article Archive for February 2010

BLOGS: Jacques Testard in NY – Tino Sehgal and Paris
February 24, 2010 – 8:16 am | No Comment

Tino Sehgal and Paris and the Avant-Garde at the Guggenheim

It looks like Notes From The Underground’s stock is rising in the US. This time around I did manage to secure not one but two press …

COVER GIRL – REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
February 21, 2010 – 8:56 am | No Comment
COVER GIRL – REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

Speaking as a fairly new resident in World of Single, there are many great things about it which I’d either forgotten, or never really noticed back in my early 20s. And the greatest …

ADAM SMITH – FLIP SEAT FRINGE
February 15, 2010 – 4:56 pm | No Comment
ADAM SMITH – FLIP SEAT FRINGE

The Hostage
At the Southwark Playhouse until 20 February
Some plays are tightly constructed, pinned together with careful dialogue that is as focused as a pious monk on a Sunday. I have often considered this kind of …

REBECCA LEE – FILMS OF BOOKS, BOOKS OF FILMS
February 15, 2010 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
REBECCA LEE – FILMS OF BOOKS, BOOKS OF FILMS

‘The Road’, ‘The Lovely Bones’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Percy Jackson’ and ‘A Single Man’, how come all films this year seem to be based on books? Why do the film people make so many movies …

REBECCA LEE – TV BOOK CLUB
February 10, 2010 – 9:28 am | No Comment
REBECCA LEE – TV BOOK CLUB

I have a confession to make. I am a reformed TV book snob.

In the past, if I went to get my summer holiday ‘3 for 2’s, and there was a ‘Richard and Judy …

MICHAEL AMHERST – AN OPEN LETTER TO PHILIP HENSHER
February 10, 2010 – 9:22 am | No Comment
MICHAEL AMHERST – AN OPEN LETTER TO PHILIP HENSHER

In the week of the UK release of A Single Man, Michael Amherst draws on reviews in his past blogs to respond to Philip Hensher’s feature in the Independent, ‘Move over, Mr Humphries: The Changing …

Competitions and Events in 2010: Bridport, StarX’d, World Book Day, The BIG Read and much more
February 3, 2010 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
Competitions and Events in 2010: Bridport, StarX’d, World Book Day, The BIG Read and much more

by Robin Cooke
We realise that a lot of our readers are aspiring writers, and book enthusiasts, so we thought that we should give you a round up of some of the competitions, prizes and events …

BLOGS – Introducing New York City Culture: The High and the Low
February 1, 2010 – 7:45 pm | No Comment
BLOGS – Introducing New York City Culture: The High and the Low

by Jacques Testard
Introduction: The idea is quite clearly set out above. I will hereby attempt to bring you an insight into New York City’s cultural happenings, covering just about anything from music to books and …

Events Listings – 1st-7th February
February 1, 2010 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
Events Listings – 1st-7th February

by Tristan Summerscale
BOOKS
PETER CAREY
Foyles Charing Cross
Tuesday February 2nd
Peter Carey has twice won the Man Booker Prize, and is the only person to have done that apart from South African gloomster J.M Coetzee. His new …