Behind her, she hears him call, but lets his voice float away and mingle with the noise of the evening, the distant tinkling of cutlery, laughter, an owl hooting somewhere above her in the dark.
“Draw me a story,” his little sister would ask him almost every evening, and shadowy contours of a human figure would begin to appear under the brisk but confident movements of the charcoal.
We were in bed in my dream and I turned over to find my husband wasn’t my husband anymore. His head and upper torso were a rectangular screen, his bare legs remained intact, but his love-making essentials had morphed
#Arts & Culture
Sonia Brownell married George Orwell on his consumptive deathbed in 1949. This strong play gives a compelling insight into this extraordinary figure.
It seems a fitting time to declare that there is nothing out there as potent as black comedy to capture the absurdity of life in our time.
- Hay Fever (8/23/2017) - Where I live, each season is as pronounced as a taste – spring most conspicuous of all.
- The Habit (8/22/2017) - Sometimes while she was at rehearsal he’d take walks along Queen as far as the textile district, returning home through the night-hum of the park.
- The Light Was Fine (8/22/2017) - At my mother’s funeral, after the fire, my father knelt to kiss her, making the sign of the cross, fumbling with the gesture, though he’d never been religious before.
- Book Review: The Threat Level Remains Severe, by Rowena Macdonald (8/22/2017) - A brilliantly observed examination of choices and consequences, of why we act as we do and of just how similar we all are.
- Open Studio (8/22/2017) - A few steps of a staircase filled the entire frame, but the sunlight captured and amplified the wood’s imperfections in a way that fascinated her. Her boss and store owner, Read More
- Book Review: Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang (8/21/2017) - “Back when my parents and I lived in Bushwick in a building sandwiched between a drug house and another drug house, the only difference being that the dangers in one Read More
- Mistress, Mother, Executor, Nurse: Mrs Orwell at the Old Red Lion Theatre (8/21/2017) - Sonia Brownell married George Orwell on his consumptive deathbed in 1949. This strong play gives a compelling insight into this extraordinary figure.
- Jar of Silence (8/20/2017) - “Draw me a story,” his little sister would ask him almost every evening, and shadowy contours of a human figure would begin to appear under the brisk but confident movements Read More
Where I live, each season is as pronounced as a taste – spring most conspicuous of all.
Director Jenn Nkiru’s En Vogue, an experimental, high-concept, bold short film documenting the potent vitality of New York’s voguing and ballroom subculture, marked the arrival of an exciting new voice.
Travel & Lifestyle
The Crown at Burchett looks unassuming from the outside: the old brewery owned sign still hangs by the road belying its idiosyncratic and independent existence, wilfully not quite anywhere and unassuming to outsiders.
- Book Review: The Threat Level Remains Severe, by Rowena Macdonald
- Book Review: Some of us glow more than others, by Tania Hershman
- A Memory Box: Man with a Seagull on His Head, by Harriet Paige
- Sex, Scripture and Lashings of Classic Twee Pop: A review of The First Day, by Phil Harrison