As landlords’ enclosures of villages and commonages during England’s industrial revolution drove landless countrymen into the maws of the poet William Blake’s “dark Satanic mills”, a romantic nostalgia for the countryside began to grow.
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
Hello and here is the fake news. Well, some of it is fake, and some of it is not. You’ll just have to figure it out – using your emotions. Because that’s what we do now. Who needs facts and experts when we have feelings and social media? asks
Mon, 22 May, 2017
Last week, giddy after Piggy’s last-minute bacon-saver at Watford, I allowed myself to write hopefully that a “qualification-clinching evening against PSV would cap five days of United hugely cheering us all up”. Sigh. When will I ever learn?
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015
Hanif Kureishi, the English novelist and playwright of Pakistani extraction, is best known for acclaimed work like My Beautiful Laundrette, Intimacy and ‘The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award in 1990. Frequently ambitious in terms of subject matter and exploring the boundaries of genre, new work by him is always eagerly anticipated.
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
ARTIST Stephen Brandes’ monumental piece, ‘April 22nd — From the Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch’, dominates the foyer of the Royal Hibernian Academy. His show, part of the RHA’s autumn programme, is satiric, provocative, charming and unsettling.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013