Issue 19.3

21 May, 2012

Rosie Lavan

Friends in High Places

Alexandra Shulman's Can We Still Be Friends is a Cameronite retrospective of Thatcherism that rehearses familiar prejudices.

Musab Younis


David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years explores the history of a concept with the same roots as "guilt" and "sin".

Dominic Davies

A Very Long Engagement

Nadine Gordimer's No Time Like the Present is a subtle attempt to surpass the revolutionary fatigue of modern South Africa.

Lucy Fielder

Inviolate, Unreaching

Tate Modern's Damien Hirst is an Olympic year British blockbuster that offers glimpses of an ephemeral poetry.

Joe Kennedy

Three Poems

Original poetry by Joe Kennedy.