Searching For America: Milwaukee As Lucy continues her journey through American cities, she reaches Milwaukee. Here, in spite of the cold, the city appears to breathe new life into disused buildings. Is how the city’s artistic culture bleeds into everything here? Lucy finds out! It’s less than a three-hour plane trip from Tampa to Milwaukee, […]
Arts & Lit
Has Photography Lost its Meaning in the Age of Instagram and Social Media?
It is completely understandable that the format of photography has been gradually transformed and shaped by the rise of social media applications and Instagram. Photographers such as Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz and Vivian Dorothy Maier, the latter being the most recent to have their first pieces published as they were found posthumously in 2007, are […]
How could Brexit affect the arts?
Coming to theatres near you, a new horror movie of sorts. Featuring Brexit zombies who crave only one thing; the brain of the United Kingdom. It’s called Dawn of Uncertainty and sure enough, as every second passes you will become nervous, terrified and sceptical of the future our people face. Now I’m no political expert; […]
The Big Friendly (literary) Giant
Children were his friends” says Roald Dahl’s widow Liccy, “they were his equals”. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why he was quite so exceptional at writing with kids in mind. The creativity and imagination of Dahl’s books couldn’t have existed without the fantastical mind of someone who had pink milk for breakfast and […]
A criticism of the Man Booker Prize
I’d like to start by pointing out that I’m partially playing devil’s advocate here. For what it’s worth, I’m highly supportive of awards in the arts – on the sole condition that they always help to drum up interest and enthusiasm for literature from the general public. At first glance, the Man Booker Prize seems […]