ART LITERATURE.

What do you know about the wine world? We find out with the new novel by Peter Stafford-Bow

Fancy a good read this Christmas? We’re recommending the laugh-out-loud debut by Peter Stafford-Bow. Corkscrew follows Felix Hart, a tragic orphan whose expulsion from school results in his relentless, alcohol-soaked climb to the summit of the international wine trade. <img class="size-medium wp-image-30618

5 Reasons to (re)Read Portnoy’s Complaint

Recently the American writer Philip Roth announced he was quitting literature. We look back over his neurotic, sacrilegious and puerile 1969 novel, Portnoy’s Complaint.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing About Talking About Writing.

A ‘failed’ writer turns to Google to in an attempt to collaborate with translation software.

Clinic Presents: Romance w/ Tubelord

Poetry/Arts collective, Clinic are hosting their last event at the Amersham Arms on Friday, launching a new pamphlet and Tubelord are playing live.

Don’t get caught… (or A Political Awakening Through Literature)

Ageing folky popster, Crouch End resident and sometime actor, Bob Dylan once said “to live outside the law you must be honest” or somesuch – he then strummed at a passing electric guitar and thousands of his fans exploded.

Five Dials ~ Pedagogic Poems for Parents

Five Dials is a free PDF literary magazine and a baby brother to a publisher called Hamish Hamilton (formerly an independent, now an imprint of the mighty behemoth known as Penguin Books). Hamish Hamilton have published everyone from Albert Camus to Joe Dunthorne (he wrote Submarine which you probably saw filmed by Richard Ayoade). Five Dials have published Leonard Cohen, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem…

The Bvlgari

It was announced this morning that Louis Vuitton had unveiled a plan to takeover Italian Jewleller Bvlgari for some £3bn. It seems that luxury brands aren’t as damaged by the economic downturn as the rest of us, due in part to huge economic growth in China (eat that Joseph McCarthey).

Day #4: Nadia Khomami – A Postscript

You must be wondering what on earth it is that I am here for. But before I embark on chronicling all of my current contemplations, let me begin by setting the sought out scene and subject of my present thinking for you.

Day #3: All Hallow’s Eve by Nadia Khomami

Each Day this week we are featuring a different piece of work by Nadia Khomami, the girl with the literary skills. Drunk, lulled and restless I had drifted Beneath a silent, idle sky, I sat and Watched the night glide

Day #2: Ben Crosby by Nadia Khomami

This week we are featuring the work of contemporary poet Nadia Khomami.


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Meredith Mackworth-Praed.

Meredith Mackworth-Praed is a young model from London, at the age of 21 her portfolio is already exploding with the sounds of some of fashions top names and photographers,…

ART.

Ellena Kate catch-up.

Remember we featured some of Ellena's photos a while ago? Well the first image from that post was the beginning of a series that she's now completed and sent over…

FEATURES.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Suavity’s Mouthpiece.

Suavity's Mouthpiece are a two piece, Pittsburgh-based post-punk/experimental outfit. Their songs are fucking crazy.