An exhibition at Morgan Library in New York transports fans of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” to Middle-earth… Read the rest
In Amsterdam for the opening of an exhibition of his work, the artist indulges in his greatest passion outside painting. Simon Willis lights up… Read the rest
Kahve was a favourite drink of the Ottoman Empire’s ruling class. Little did they know it would one day hasten the empire’s demise… Read the rest
The hippest beauty therapies in Los Angeles have an otherworldly dimension. Arthur House gets a spiritual makeover… Read the rest
The fascinating scrolls, prints and woodcuts at a new exhibition show how early anatomists turned the body inside out… Read the rest
The revolution in homewares brought functional yet beautiful objects to the masses… Read the rest
A fetching collection of canine-related art sets Jack Lahart’s tail wagging… Read the rest
A New York hipster gets caught up in a grisly “Groundhog Day” scenario in the most raved-about TV series of the year so far… Read the rest
If I had known how hard a 10 week trial on terror-related charges for a peaceful protest would be, I don’t know how I could have faced it. It was the support people offered from the most surprising places that got us through it.
I’m one of the Stansted 15 convicted, controversially, for a terror-related offence following a peaceful blockade of a Home Office deportation charter flight, for which we narrowly escaped prison sentences last Wednesday. We thought it might be an endurance test in the courtroom which would last as long as four weeks – but it turned out to be a gruelling 10-week ordeal that showed me just how scary it is to face the threat of state intervention into your life. … Read the rest
Fitzcarraldo Editions. You’ve seen their books about. The deep blue covers with the white text; just title and author. Or the cream white covers with blue text; just title and author. The same design for each release. Super collectable, in fact – some bookstores line them up all in a row on special shelves.
Fitzcarraldo entered the literary scene with a seismic earthquake, shaking up the slumbering ‘big’ publishers and showing them exactly what happens when you take serious risks. They threw their weight behind European fiction in translation, great works in English, and illuminating non-fiction releasing books such as Mathias Enard’s one sentence novel Zone, Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s Second Hand Time and Olga Tokarczuk’s international Man Booker award-winning Flights. Reading … Read the rest