Essays

Decoding The Demagogues: Reading As Disobedience
Katharina Donn, July 4, 2023

These are times of a politics of the either/or. Either you’re with Donald Trump, glossing over 21st-century realities in favour of certainty, or you’re a “professional agitator”


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Lost and Found
, June 23, 2023

About surviving chaos, reading, and writing.


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HOW FANTASY LITERATURE AND MEDIA CAN BENEFIT OUR MENTAL HEALTH
, June 21, 2023

We all have that feeling sometimes where we channel hop or we pick up a book, read the blurb, put it down, pick up another book…


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A YEAR IN ART: AUSTRALIA 1992
, June 21, 2023

Tate Modern’s A Year in Art: Australia 1992 exhibition, spotlights the trauma of post-colonial Australia and its continued influence today.


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THE VITAL HEART OF THE FLASH FICTION STORY
, June 21, 2023

Pulled off, flash fiction is an acrobatic feat, leaving an arc on the air and a gasp in the audience.


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NOVELS ABOUT TOKYO
, June 20, 2023

I have a feeling that the novel I’m planning to write this year will be the last in the Yamanote Line series.


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A GIVE AND TAKE OF TECH IN ART AND ENTERTAINMENT
, June 15, 2023

The role of technology in art is a complicated balancing act, where every medium comes with its own challenges to be addressed, accepted, or denied.


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SPIRIT OF ECSTASY
, January 27, 2023

No brand image rivals the exquisite and seductive elfin beauty who has guided Rolls Royce automobiles on their path since 1911. Spirit of Ecstasy, also known as ‘The Flying Lady’ or ‘Eleanor’, looks as good today as she did over a century ago.


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YEAR OF THE PRINCE
, December 9, 2022

It is the most shattering experience of a young man’s life when he awakes and quite reasonably says to himself: [He puts…


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THE HERRERA-HARFUCH ART COLLECTION
, December 8, 2022

Every time I visit the Herrera-Harfuch art collection, every time I’ve gone up – because there is an ascent, never as dangerous…


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THE ENDURING APPEAL OF THE MYSTERY STORY
, December 8, 2022

The critic Tzvetan Todorov once suggested that the trick to writing a successful detective story was being sure not to innovate. The great genre…


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YEAR OF THE PRINCE
, December 8, 2022

BEN CRYSTAL SHARES EXCLUSIVE FRAGMENTS FROM HIS REHEARSAL DIARIES ON PLAYING HAMLET, AND CONSIDERS WHERE SHAKESPEARE MIGHT BE HEADED NEXT… It is…


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