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The dark knight lies
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The dark knight lies

The new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is a triumphant conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.. . Steve Latham , It compares favourably with the recent Marvel franchise, Avengers Assemble. Instead of gauche, puerile, superficial humour, “The Dark Knight Rises” recounts an epic, mythic, tale of the wounded hero: darkness […]

In the primeval  forest
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In the primeval forest

This summer we’re holidaying  in Scotland, among the Caringrorm mountains. Today my wife decided we should go for a bracing walk, but not too far, out of her consideration for my natural aversion to physical exercise.– – Steve Latham – So, a one hour stroll up the hill behind our […]

It’s a Scream!
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It’s a Scream!

Invited by friends, I went to the Edvard Munch exhibition at the Tate Modern. Munch is most famous for his work, “The Scream”. – Steve Latham The Tate, however, tries to situate his work in its total context, until his death aged 80 in 1944. And, in fact, “The Scream” […]

“To the Light”
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“To the Light”

I went to the Yoko Ono exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. I did not think I would like it. _ Steve Latham As an official Grumpy Old Man, I am usually first to critique the kind of hippy ephemera, that I expected there – as naive, trite and superficial. In […]