At the Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, in one of the final author events of the day, Nikesh Shukla, Coco Khan and Miss L look out into a room full of white faces. Chaired by Daniel Hahn, each speaker contributes to a panel event about diversity that was exuberant, angry, charming and above all poignant.Read More
The Hippopotamus, John Jencks’s second feature film and an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s 1994 novel of the same name, portrays many appearances of various Glenfiddich vintages, an unfortunate horse named Lilac and a truly cringeworthy instance of felatio.Read More
In Eley Williams’s stunning debut short story collection, hedgehogs sit “like asterisks, like parodies of stars”, we are told the word tortoise has the same etymology as the words torture and torment, and a person with complete synaesthesia – “dawn’s light through my curtains stinks, my first cup of tea is an orchestra tuning up” – attempts online dating.Read More
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