Monthly Archives: January 2012

An Olympics rent-a-thon?

Somewhere, about two miles miles to the east of us, a shining new city is being built –swooping curves, boxy boxes, overrated public sculpture: the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Public reactions to these forthcoming events have already confirmed expectations of … Continue reading

Posted in Olympics CoUnTdOwN | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiting for Godard

The pen is mightier than the sword, they used to say, but nowadays the mightiest might well be the image. It’s likely that the Costa Concordia disaster will linger longer in the public imagination because of its ability to furnish … Continue reading

Posted in Photojournalism, Your news explained | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Queen of the DLR’s heart

It’s been a while, and we know you’ve been pining for a fantasy cabinet update, so here it is. Last time round, we presented to you the delicious King Wangchuck of Bhutan. Well, every fairy king needs a fairy queen … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy cabinet | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Strait talking

The commentariat has been running amok this week talking about Iran. A series of events have got everyone all a-fluster with fears/arousals (delete as appropriate to your position on the liberal-armchair general spectrum) of war. This was brought on by … Continue reading

Posted in International relations, Middle East politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The future of arts publishing

It is that time of year when we turn our sights to the future: so let’s now consider the question of the future of arts publishing. It has now been a full five years since 2007, the peak of the … Continue reading

Posted in Art in and around Hackney | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Abbott’s Madhouse

The DLR was cycling on its way to work today when it was stopped, not by traffic but by wind, behind a bus with the advertisement for an Enfield church whose services were now being offered on TV. Well, hello, … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic People's Republic of Dalstonia | Tagged , | 1 Comment