It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of vast public events, especially if we didn’t support them, as the majority of the UK population (‘remain’ voters + abstainers) did not. My question is one that I’ve been asked several times since Friday: what can writing do in the face of this situation?
By John Rogers. London Overground retraces Iain Sinclair’s journey with film-maker Andrew Kötting around the Overground railway for the book of the same name. The film covers the ground over the course of a year rather than the day’s walk of the book. Iain is once again joined by Kötting in parts, along with Chris […]
Specimen, a multilingual and typographical webzine, will be launched at Babel Festival in London on June 18th. The debut issue includes work by Derek Walcott, Peter Doig, Enrique Vila-Matas, Aleksandr Hemon and Xiaolu Guo. Keep up with them at @babelspecimen A Typographic Glossary – From A to T by Vanni Banconi Accent Specimen is a […]
Readings by Mike DeCapite, Vincent Katz, and Luc Sante. Short films by Ted Barron. It’s at 4pm on June 12th — and it’s free! Details here. 6 EAST 1ST STREET NYC 10003 [Photo: Ted Barron, J Train Rails, 2008.]
Maybe Muhammad Ali came not to destroy boxing but to fulfil it. But he destroyed it nevertheless. Before Ali, boxing was an existentialist art form in the same way as jazz and the blues were existentialist art forms. By existentialist I mean places where people were busy drowning and it was an impertinence to try […]