10 November, 2014

Harry Stopes

The Elephant in the Room

Stopes contends that Niven's latest is a sequel to Folk Opposition, looking at the politics behind Oasis's first album.


Kristin Grogan

The Storms that Rise in It

Robinson's Lila feels like yet another form of prayer: for America and its dispossessed, for literature, for the lonely.


Nicole Lobdell

Peculiar Things: Victorian Bric-à-Brac

For Lobdell, this is a collection that pushes the boundaries of what most readers would consider bric-à-brac.


Fergus McGhee

His Itchy Intelligence

Rembrandt: the Late Works at the National Gallery shows a passionate intellect, searching, sifting, never at rest.


Gabriel Roberts

Clear and Distinct Ideas

Roberts reviews Billig's criticism of writing in the social sciences, concluding that he underestimates the problem.


27 October, 2014

Zia Haider Rahman talks to S S Haque

The Completeness of Novel-Writing and Inquiries into Epistemology

In this interview, Rahman discusses his influences, class, epistemology, and the difficulties of certain metaphoric language.


Alex Niven

The Last Tape

'The Last Tape' is an extract from Alex Niven's debut collection of poetry of the same title published by Zero Books on 31 October 2014.


Tom Cutterham

Historians Getting Things Done

The History Manifesto envisages historians not in the study, library, or classroom, but striding the corridors of power, getting things done.


Kate Travers

A Critical Hematology

Blood offers an unexpected and challenging investigation into the role of blood, occuping a crucial space at the centre of the Western canon.


Emma Simpson

A Finite Infinity

As a deeply experimental work, The Bone Clocks is gloriously ambitious, surprising, moving, and a ridiculously fun read.