Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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DEVOTION BY DESIGN – ITALIAN ALTARPIECES BEFORE 1500 AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
July 19, 2011 – 9:59 am | No Comment
DEVOTION BY DESIGN – ITALIAN ALTARPIECES BEFORE 1500 AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY

by Annabel Howard
In Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces Before 1500, curators Scott Nethersole and Jennifer Sliwka have set out to examine the altarpiece – that familiar yet uncritically examined foundation of Western art. They have …

Mountain, Sea and Storm by Christopher Robbins
June 12, 2011 – 11:10 am | No Comment
Mountain, Sea and Storm by Christopher Robbins

This article is from Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader’s Quarterly
Issue 30, Summer 2011, ‘A Personal Landscape’
View issue content here.
The most unorthodox branch of the American Legion, the United States’s organization of war veterans, is ‘China …

FLIP SEAT FRINGE – KINGDOM OF EARTH
May 6, 2011 – 1:27 pm | No Comment
FLIP SEAT FRINGE – KINGDOM OF EARTH

by Adam Smith
The first, and arguably most important thing to say here, is that the cast
of Kingdom of Earth has nailed the accents. Tennessee Williams is such an
expert at creating a sense of place through …

ART – JAN GOSSAERT’S RENAISSANCE
March 1, 2011 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
ART – JAN GOSSAERT’S RENAISSANCE

by Emily Summerscale
I was not sure what to expect as I went along to the National Gallery last week for the preview of this exhibition which began its days in New York’s Metropolitan Museum and …

THEATRE – DC MOORE
February 25, 2011 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – DC MOORE

DC Moore’s new show Honest is ‘the tale of a man battling with his compulsion to tell the truth, an addiction that leads to a night which spirals out of control.’
Can you give us a …

THEATRE – THE KNOWLEDGE
February 13, 2011 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – THE KNOWLEDGE

by Cathy Thomas

As debates about educational resources continue to rage, the Bush Theatre’s Schools Season feels masterfully timed. Top marks then for John Donnelly’s new play, which follows a fragile young teacher as …

FILM – TRUE GRIT
February 8, 2011 – 9:53 pm | No Comment
FILM – TRUE GRIT

by Fleur Macdonald
Fleur is the co-editor of the excellent arts review aggregation site The Omnivore (www.theomnivore.co.uk)
True Grit isn’t the first Western from the Coen brothers. A modern day contemplation of American values, No …

BOOKS – THE OMNIVORE BOOKS ROUNDUP
January 31, 2011 – 5:48 pm | 2 Comments
BOOKS – THE OMNIVORE BOOKS ROUNDUP

BLUFFER’S GUIDE TO NEW BOOKS

By The Omnivore
Most of us have suffered from book-buyer’s block, the paralysis that sets in when choosing what to read next. Is the Booker shortlist too mainstream? Is James Franco …

THEATRE – FITROVIA RADIO HOUR
January 24, 2011 – 10:42 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – FITROVIA RADIO HOUR

By Cathy Thomas

With their ripping yarns of stolen Nazi gold, Gay Hussars and lusty mummies on the loose in the British Museum, these spoof 1940s radio plays are treading familiar territory. Quips and …

TRAVEL – EXPAT IN DUBAI: ALCOHOL LICENSE
January 24, 2011 – 10:35 pm | No Comment
TRAVEL – EXPAT IN DUBAI: ALCOHOL LICENSE

By John Syfret
Alcohol is illegal in Dubai. Sort of. It wouldn’t really be practical for it to be completely illegal, given the dependence of its economy on western lawyers and investment bankers, so the Emirate …

BOOKS – COMPARE THE MARKET: TRAVELS THROUGH VANITY BOOKSELLING
January 24, 2011 – 9:47 pm | No Comment

By Adam Smith

Last Christmas the autobiography of the price-comparing meerkat shot to the top of the bestseller list. While novelty books are nothing new, their popularity is easily attacked by critics of a …

HISTORY – SURVIVING HISTORY: THE HOLOCAUST REMEMBERED
January 21, 2011 – 9:17 am | No Comment
HISTORY – SURVIVING HISTORY: THE HOLOCAUST REMEMBERED

By Annabel Howard
After travelling the globe this small exhibition brings big aims back to London. Organisers from the not-for-profit organisation Living Imprint bring to light the virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Vilnius, …

BOOKS – A TOUCH OF MORTON’S
January 11, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment
BOOKS – A TOUCH OF MORTON’S

by Oliver Pritchett
Special thanks go to the Real Tennis Club of Cambridge. This fine body earned the gratitude of Claire Tomalin when she was writing her wonderful biography of Samuel Pepys and she mentions it …

THEATRE – A DOLL’S HOUSE
January 10, 2011 – 8:49 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – A DOLL’S HOUSE

by Adam Smith

Theatregoers crossing Cambridge Circus cannot miss the enormous stiletto above the entrance to the Palace Theatre. This glittery eyesore represents the huge, brash success of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Cross-dressing …

BOOKS – SLIGHTLY FOXED
January 4, 2011 – 7:35 pm | No Comment
BOOKS – SLIGHTLY FOXED

by Tristan Summerscale

The Slightly Foxed website describes their quarterly review as ‘more like a bookish friend, really, than a literary periodical’. Their Winter 2010 edition, which landed on my doorstep a fortnight ago, …

INTERVIEW – MELISSA DUNNE AND KATIE MCCULLOUGH
December 15, 2010 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – MELISSA DUNNE AND KATIE MCCULLOUGH

By Adam Smith
Cut Off is a cycle of short plays about the government’s cut in Arts Council funding and is now showing at the Tristan Bates Theatre until 11 December. Adam Smith caught up with …

BOOKS – PENGUIN WORLD CLASSICS RED ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEWS PART 2
December 3, 2010 – 9:11 pm | No Comment
BOOKS – PENGUIN WORLD CLASSICS RED ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEWS PART 2

Penguin have today unveiled a new series of World Classics in partnership with the international RED campaign to coincide with World AIDS Day. The day is designed to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic and …

BOOKS – PENGUIN WORLD CLASSICS RED ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEWS
December 2, 2010 – 8:48 am | No Comment
BOOKS – PENGUIN WORLD CLASSICS RED ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEWS

Penguin have today unveiled a new series of World Classics in partnership with the international RED campaign to coincide with World AIDS Day. The day is designed to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic and …

BOOKS – PENGUIN WORLD CLASSICS RED EDITIONS
December 1, 2010 – 8:26 am | No Comment
BOOKS – PENGUIN WORLD CLASSICS RED EDITIONS

Penguin have today unveiled a new series of World Classics in partnership with the international RED campaign to coincide with World AIDS Day. The day is designed to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic and …

ART – SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
November 30, 2010 – 11:45 pm | No Comment
ART – SOUTH LONDON GALLERY

By Vera Blagev

Venturing south of Thames can often lead to unexpected discoveries. One such surprise is the South London Gallery in Southwark. Around since 1891, the gallery’s building is constructed of Portland stone …