Monthly Archives: June 2014

Arts funding

John Tusa – Pain in the Arts Arts must stop moaning and politicos must trust the public’s love of art, says culture chief In the midst of ferment as the arts world faces fast-shrinking public subsidy, Sir John Tusa, former…

Marina Abramović

If art is the new religion, we were always going to end up here. With high priests, acolytes and ‘energy’. That’s the set up at the Serpentine Gallery at the moment, us as the potential believers queuing around the block…

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield as a book reviewer n 1919 John Middleton Murry was appointed editor of the London literary magazine The Athenaeum. Shortly afterward, in a rare case of felicitous nepotism, he hired his wife Katherine Mansfield to be its fiction…

The American short story

For a while there the American short story was in dismal shape. It was never a problem of skill—many of the notable story collections of the 1990s and 2000s were technically beautiful, morally subtle, narratively refined—as much as a problem…