Free Culture Spots: John Rylands Library, Manchester

In a desperate attempt to keep my poor mind occupied during those painful days (or weeks) before payday, I’ve embarked on a mission to find some cultural spots around the country that are not only enriching, but also completely free. We’re incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such an enormous wealth of museums, galleries, theatres,… Read More Free Culture Spots: John Rylands Library, Manchester

Reworking the Novel: Language and representation in The Man Who Would Be King

The binary oppositions of the colonial self and the colonised Other are habitually encoded in colonialist discourse as a dichotomy necessary to domination.[1] Within imperialist Britain, the ideologies supporting the colonial vision were continually propagated from the 1880s onwards through exhibitions, parades, and popular literature;[2] yet some of the 19th century’s most prevalent works belonged… Read More Reworking the Novel: Language and representation in The Man Who Would Be King

Fear of Wasp

A guest post from film buff Dan Norman The international success of last year’s American Honey, with big wins at the British Independent Film Awards and Cannes Film Festival, restored writer-director Andrea Arnold to the limelight that she first stepped into with 2003’s Wasp. Unlike American Honey, Wasp is a short film – Arnold’s last… Read More Fear of Wasp