Misattribution of verse started by students on internet is finally corrected by blogger
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Friday 30 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
Friday 01 May 2009
Why are we asking this now?
Monday 27 April 2009
Friday 13 March 2009
Friday 06 March 2009
Anyone who has lived in Hackney is accustomed to surveillance. In my own 30 years in the borough, I've been woken by police helicopters circling my tower block, leaving me to wonder, in a state of half-awake paranoia, whether the searchlights were about to shine into my ninth-floor bedroom window. The truth, as revealed by Iain Sinclair, is worse. During an interview with the young film-maker Rob Petit, Sinclair learns of the existence of a secret bunker in Stoke Newington where banks of monitors display the real extent of Hackney's Orwellian ambition.
Sunday 22 February 2009
Thursday 18 December 2008
When William Blake began orchestrating his first solo exhibition in London in March 1809, showcasing what he thought were his most important works of art, he hoped the world would instantly hail him as a British Raphael or Michelangelo.
Friday 05 December 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Sunday 29 June 2008
The four great Van albums are ‘Astral Weeks’, ‘Moondance’, ‘Veedon Fleece’ and … this one. It is a little-regarded thing from the height of Morrison’s rapturous period in the Eighties and it is utterly beautiful.
Thursday 20 March 2008
Sunday 02 March 2008
Tracy Chevalier is best known for Girl with a Pearl Earring, a novel based on the Vermeer painting of the same name. This book adopts a similar approach, intertwining the story of two children forming a friendship in London at the end of the 18th century with the work of their neighbour, the poet William Blake.
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