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Art capsule: echoes of ’87

Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous pop artist of the twentieth century, passed away in his sleep from sudden post-operative arrhythmia after gallbladder surgery...

Wherefore art thou 1987?

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, Watchmen was intended to showcase the unique artistic power...

War and Peace: the essential 1,255 pages

War and Peace is as poignant in 2017 as it was when first published in the 1860s. Set during the French invasion of Russia,...

Canon, colour and colony

University of Cambridge student Lola Olufemi penned an open letter to the university’s English faculty that sought to broaden the current English curriculum to...

Killing God – ‘His Dark Materials’ and ‘The Book of Dust’

Children's fiction? Perhaps. Yet in few kids' books that I’ve read do the protagonists attempt to kill God. Published a year after children began...

“Britain’s rich literary tapestry”: art and UK Black History Month

In the spirit of Black History Month, I’d like to take a moment (or several) to put a spotlight on the works created by...

Nobel prize in literature 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro receives award

Having chosen, amidst considerable controversy, to award last year’s Nobel prize in literature to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, those waiting for this year’s announcement were...

LGBT+ artists to celebrate post-Pride Month

It’s been 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised in the UK and, in the wake of Pride Month, there’s no better time than...

It’s not about the music anymore: Glastonbury from another perspective

The economy of human hedonism; people pass in droves innumerable. They flatten in colour over the horizon as I look through the flaps in...

The pen is mightier than the screen?

Sometimes technology doesn’t always win. It was recently reported that ebook sales in Britain are dropping at an alarming rate, with the sales of...