Manifesto for a Theory of the ‘New Aesthetic’. * The theory generation. * Against ‘good reads’. * An interview with Deborah Levy. * “Maybe all losses before this one are practice.” * Notes on Adorno‘s “The Essay as Form“. * David Winters on The Art of Philosophy: “[W]hat we require is a materialist theory of philosophy: a robust redescription of contemplation as, first and foremost, an embodied practice”. * Thoughts on Christine Schutt‘s Florida. * “Starting from nothing, Martinet’s career followed a perfect path: he ended up nowhere.” * A natural history of ghosts. * Wyndham Lewis‘s Blast. * Art and death. * God’s Angry Man: Werner Herzog. * A tribute to Shelagh Delaney. * The look of London. * Ruby Ray‘s Punk Passage. * Groucho Marx and Ray Bradbury. * “Harley” by Helen Dewitt. * “The Guest” by Mira Mattar. * An interview with Kathleen Rooney. * Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment. * Chris Marker‘s The Owl’s Legacy. * Borges and ice. * Mansplaining. * A trailer for Django Unchained, the new Quentin Tarantino. * The “houses” in Leinster Gardens. * Vintage Montparnasse. * A guide to Steve Reich‘s music. * Anna Karenina clothes. * John Berger‘s Booker Prize speech. * Did Stanley Kubrick fake the moon landings? * Northern Soul classics. * Support Pussy Riot. * 10 writers’ mental and physical maladies. * Melville House turns 10. * Literary realism is dead. * The Velvet Underground‘s “Sunday Morning”. * On secrecy. * Pic: Alejandro Guijarro.