How can we do cultural analysis? How do we avoid the opposite perils of mere journalism or arid abstraction? Steve Latham Journalism is important in pointing out immediate developments, in new pop song genres for instance, but the danger is remaining enmeshed in surface phenomena. On the other […]
Some facts about Bobby Sands are given in the foreword to a new publication of images by Yan Morvan taken in Belfast and Derry in 1980-81. They speak for themselves and then the photographs speak. Sean Sheehan Booby Sands was first imprisoned in 1972 and after his release […]
Maria Auxiliadora Lara Barcelos was a Brazilian revolutionary, who, like Dilma Roussef was tortured during the dictatorship. She continued her activism in Chile, and committed suicide in Berlin. It explores her inner life in exile through the letters she wrote to her family, texts and archive footage, as a way of saying: Never again!
Brian Dillon, in Essayism, wrote with affecting honesty about his mid-life depression and the therapeutic value of reading. In an earlier work, “In the dark room”, first published in 2005 and now available in a smart new edition, he relentlessly and plangently probes his state of mind following the deaths […]
The third series of “The man in the high castle” has finally been released on Amazon Prime. And disappointing it is too. Steve Latham This treatment of Philip K. Dick’s seminal novel began well enough, with frequent recognisable connections to the book. But as it has progressed, and […]