Part B

Arts and Culture reviews, previews, and comment pieces.

Kibele

Kibele (pronounced Chibelle) is a stylish Turkish restaurant on Great Portland Street in the medium price range. After only opening this year, they have done exceptionally well at making a name for themselves. The folding doors open out onto the…

Ibeyi: from Ash rises a louder voice

Two years after their first self-titled album, the twin sisters of Ibeyi came back with Ash, released this past September. Considering how brilliant the first album was, released when they were only 19, the release of Ash aroused high expectations.…

Kundera on Complexity – What we think we understand

It’s about facades and layers. It’s about rediscovering what you thought you knew. The short story “The Hitchhiker’s Game” by Milan Kundera featured in Laughable Loves underlines the depths and shallows of two lost souls. Kundera’s characters, together for almost…

The Life Goddess

The Life Goddess is an experimental Greek restaurant located on the quaint Store Street specialising in Greek wine and seafood. Drop by for a tapas lunch that changes every day or walk in for a light and colourful dinner perfect…

The stroke of a genius: “Loving Vincent”, the first ever hand-painted film

The film leaves the audience swirling through Van Gogh’s immediately recognisable French landscapes whilst familiar characters guide us through the emotional journey that lead to his tragic death. This is one for the aesthete as well as the heart-strings. The…

Crazy, stupid love: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

  Master Of None (2015-present) meets Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) in Noah Baumbach’s exceptional family comedy-drama, starring an ensemble cast including Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson. — They say friends are like family, except you…

A Labour of Love

Humour, heart and soul in the battle for the heart and soul of the Labour party. James Graham’s latest offering to the West End stage is a triumph. Brought to life by a stellar cast including Tamsin Greig and Martin…

Their Mortal Remains: a journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd

The Victoria & Albert Museum takes us for a trip in the long story of Pink Floyd, chronologically ordered from the early days – their first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was released in 1967 – to The…

How Looper revolutionised mainstream, low-budget filmmaking

Looper was released just on the 28th of September 2012 marking its fifth-year anniversary. The Rian Johnson written and directed movie (he is also making the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI) is set in a bleak, dark future in…

The National’s Magical Misery Tour

Matt Berninger, an instrument-less poet of a lead singer in the mould of Morrissey, with baritone vocals as distinctive, stumbles about the stage with a mixer in hand.  It isn’t his first. The National, comprised of drummer Bryan Devendorf, his…