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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Medieval Times

In the wake of The Tudors,  three new shows take up the gauntlet in the crusade to give the Middle Ages sex appeal. As The...

It’s not a Memoir

In her new memoir, Tina Fey is always the butt of her own joke. Bossypants by Tina Fey Illustrated, 277pages Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown & Co. $26.99 “It is an impressively...

Toasted Bread

Food should be easy, especially when its just lunch. Rule number one when I make a sandwich: toast the bread. In high school chemistry...

Portraits of Palestine

An exhibition of photographs of Palestine, in the Barron Theatre, tries to foster dialogue. Hosted and organized by the Mutual Respect and Dialogue for...

Waterlogged

Philip Gross and Don Paterson write about water, history and the meaning of words. Both poets are due to read at the Stanza festival...

Hoodoo Man Blues

John Burnside’s forthcoming collection Black Cat Bone explores various poetic traditions, eventually finding its way back home. Burnside will read at the Stanza Festival. “To...

Questioning Queer Qualms

Venue 2 hosts Queer Question Time, but what’s the use in talking? It was as diverse a crowd as you might expect which filled up...

Gotta do the cookin’ by the book

Are cookbooks marketed towards students making unfair assumptions about their target audience? With The Times recently crowning the relatively unknown Good Food 101: One Pot...

Is this the new Sopranos?

For the last few months, the people at BSkyB have been going out of their way to publicise Sky Atlantic, a new channel hosting...

The Sound of Silence

"To write a poem after Auschwitz is barbaric”, says T. W. Adorno in “An Essay on Cultural Criticism and Society.” To him, art was...