Crudo: Weddings, Wars, and the World’s End

Author: Olivia Laing Kathy is getting married in the summer of 2017, right in the midst of the Trump presidency, Brexit, and fascist uprisings. On holiday with her husband-to-be in Tuscany, she discovers that ‘the Internet was excited because the…

JHS Lit: Austen and Hemingway – Masters of the Frame

From manners to machismo, here are two writers who hold the key to great dialogue… Jane Austen. Ernest Hemingway. At first glance these two writers could not appear more disparate. But within their masterpieces ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and…

Perpetuating Inequality: A Catch-22

Occasionally, a piece of art permeates the public consciousness so deeply as to leave a lasting impression. Mostly, this happens in the form of an oft-quoted phrase: Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” or As You Like It’s “all…

problem child

When she was little she screamed. Shrieks stabbed at his ears in the nights and in the days he drank coffee. Cups and cups of coffee. He walked stumbling and talked mumbling and when he sat his eyelids clawed themselves…