Author: Desmond Bullen
If there’s one thing the pandemic has brought home, it’s the importance of the uncelebrated.Read the full story..
The novels of Eimear McBride, you might say, begin where she once was – enduring the loss of a brother to a brain tumour, studying drama in London.Read the full story..
For most people these days, J.M. Barrie’s name is linked entirely with his brainchild, a figure ambiguous enough to change with the shifting emphases of popular culture – Peter Pan, the child who never grew up.Read the full story..
In the normal course of things, the brevity of the short story can ensure that even the most elegant of constructions, the most cathartic of conclusions, can fade from the memory.Read the full story..
In order to leave its mark, art need not explode with the ferocity of the fission that catalyses both nuclear reactor and bomb.Read the full story..
Manchester, a city which likes to tell itself it has always led the laggards elsewhere, was building municipal housing long before the introduction of the Addison Act in 1919.Read the full story..
It was Philip K. Dick, burning amphetamines and racing for deadlines, who first staked out the paranoiac territory of fiction where rabbit holes lead to competing realities, a frontier colonised further by the likes of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. Dick, however, had a parallel career, one more down to earth in all senses of that phrase, in which the dramas were firmly rooted in the incontestable every day.Read the full story..
It does him proud.Read the full story..
There’s always been something of the magpie about Siobhan Fahey, a pop star with a fan’s fascination for pop.Read the full story..
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