Eleanor Catton

In conversation with Eleanor Catton


Chronophotography was first explored in the 19th cen­tury, using sequences of images to investigate ideas of space, time, movement and duration.

Art And Electronic Media

Art and Electronic Media is an essential read, which surveys the importance of electronic media vis-à-vis the art we are producing today.

On Black Sisters’ Street

Interspersed with African turn of phrase, On Black Sisters’ Street draws on story-telling tradition to illuminate the West from an under-represented perspective.

The Blind Side of the Heart

The Blind Side of the Heart begins in 1945 with a boy abandoned at a railway station in provincial Germany. Helene leaves her son on the platform, never to return.

Love Me Tender

Fixating on a small community in rural Buckleigh, Love Me Tender balances a large cast of characters and their stories of love, anger and disappointment.

Ox-Tales: Water, Air, Fire, Earth

The four-book strong Ox-Tales collect together work from the best of British and Irish writers today under themes closely related to Oxfam’s work.

Morality in a Fledgling Democracy

Western democracy has long been considered the blueprint of the ‘civilised world’, but a new play at the National Theatre questions this dominance.

Sophie Cooke

With a cast of varied and unexpected characters, Cooke reveals herself to be a keen evaluator of individuals and their silent struggle with the outside world.

Sonic Youth

Having formed in 1980 during the No Wave movement and with 16 studio albums under their belt, it’s hard to know just what to expect from Sonic Youth.

White Denim

It’s pretty exciting when a band releases a ground­breaking first album, more so when the second album embodies a pure and unadulterated music.

Acoustic Ladyland

Acoustic Ladyland is back with something rather promising. Although it can be tough to find your element in an instrumental album, Living With A Tiger assures listeners this is, indeed possible.

The Revolution

Revolution brings together Cuban musicians with top artists and producers from the UK and the USA, showcasing the eclecticism of Cuban music.

Astrid Williamson

Here Come The Vikings is an eclectic mix of electric pop and smooth ballads. Williamson is revealed to be a multi-talented musician and songwriter.

Colson Whitehead

How Colson Whitehead avoids cliché and traditional motif in Sag Harbor, his autobiographical fourth novel, which is definitely not a coming-of-age tale.

Maxïmo Park

Maxïmo Park is moving in a new direction, one that’s more established, secure and oozing with confidence. It’s serious in lyrics, galvanized in sound.

Daniel Charny

Designer, curator of the Aram Gallery, and tutor at the Royal College of Art, Daniel Charny is a man in the know. Having trained as an industrial designer, Charny has worked across disciplines including public art, furniture and product design.

Enough Soul

Mix blues and ragtime, contemporary roots and indie, folk and jazz. Layer it with soul-drenched vocals and you have something near the sound of Kill It Kid.

The Fever Queen

Ask her how she became involved in music and Tidwell will reel off a list of family associations on both sides, from her mother’s career in the 1970s, to her grandfather’s country record label.

My Idea of Pop

For such an incidental naming, the heroic-sounding Morton Valence perfectly suits the stylized romance of the band.