Friday, 21 September 2018

Deconstructing Time: Christian Marclay's The Clock at the Tate Modern

Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) has returned to London eight years after it first premiered in the White Cube. For..

By Francesca Peacock


Friday, 21 September 2018

Culture Digest - The Winter's Tale, magic realism and Star Wars

Anthony and Cleopatra  Simon Godwin’s Anthony and Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo started this week. A fated relationship?..

By Francesca Peacock


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Need to know: is the latest Korean summit a serious breakthrough?

Is complete denuclearisation about to happen? Relations between North and South Korea do seem to be improving, with South Korean..

By Francesca Peacock


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Need to know: Putin and Erdogan declare Idlib ceasefire

Is the Syrian civil war finally over? Yesterday, at talks in Sochi, Putin and Erdogan agreed to set up a..

By Francesca Peacock


Friday, 14 September 2018

9/11, somnophilia and selfies - Moshfegh's 'My Year of Rest and Relaxation'

Ottessa Moshfegh is adept at creating difficult, even occasionally repulsive characters: the eponymous sailor of her debut novella McGlue struggles,..

By Francesca Peacock


Friday, 14 September 2018

Culture Digest - Othello, podcasts and Crazy Rich Asians

Royal Academy’s Festival of Ideas  The RA is hosting a series of thought-provoking talks and lectures, with the last few..

By Francesca Peacock


Thursday, 13 September 2018

Need to know:‎ the EU's challenge to Orban explained

Is the EU after the Hungarian government? Yes. Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of triggering Article 7 against..

By Francesca Peacock


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Need to know: Trade War latest explained

How are China and the Russians forging an alliance? This morning, Chinese President Xi spoke at the Eastern Economic Forum..

By Francesca Peacock


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Need to know: what is at stake in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Who is Brett Kavanaugh? Brett Kavanaugh, a Court of Appeals Judge and former White House staff secretary under G. W...

By Francesca Peacock