Monthly Archives: July 2007

our summer

Ladies, please, enjoy.

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anonymous

No one knows anything about him, what he does or who he really is. He is absent from public life, and maybe even private life. Introverted, timid perhaps, and possibly depressed. But no one knows because he never comes out. … Continue reading

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numbers 4, 5, 13, 17 and 29

This is the list of artists whose work is being exhibited at the Venice Biennale’s first ever African pavilion which, in the words of the VB, was ‘selected by an expert committee… to represent the African continent… ‘ 1 Ghada … Continue reading

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Wole Soyinka and Lady Di

You won’t want to read the two latest books to come out about Lady Di, but I would encourage you to read Jenny Diski’s review in the LRB this week of Tina Brown’s The Diana Chronicles and Sarah Bradford’s Diana. … Continue reading

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how you got here

Now I see what you are all going on about. ‘Carnival’ and ‘underwear’ were the keywords. I feel deeply flattered. I shouldn’t, of course. Far better is ‘swelling of the corpse’ which I happen to know was how one enquiring … Continue reading

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obsession of the self

He’s everywhere. He has opinions on everything (says She). He’s a tart of a commentator, a slut of a reviewer, the whore of cultural criticism – he’s even started his children off on the art of using the name to … Continue reading

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stop making such heavy weather

Some small satisfaction watching the great British public of Gloucestershire queueing for their two packs of water from the supermarket, an image we so often slap on to another continent. And see how quickly the GBP start to take more … Continue reading

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