Tag Archives: Tom McCarthy

Nick Lezard’s Wacky Birthday Bash

Nick Lezard is a journalist with a reputation for championing the overlooked when it comes to books (as well as for being able to drink any writer you care to name under the table). I wouldn’t normally make the effort … Continue reading

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Gustav Metzger opening at the Serpentine Gallery

The Gustav Metzger retrospective Decades 1959-2009 is the most extensive single exhibition of auto-destructive art ever to be held in London. Not just the work, but also the head-on collision between the Serpentine as a chic white cube space and … Continue reading

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There is no beginning, there is no end, the counterculture goes on forever…

The London Zine Symposium 2009 took place at The Rag Factory (16-18 Heneage Street, London¬† E1 5LJ)¬† yesterday, Sunday 3 May. As an event, it occupies the ground between Publish & Be Damned (with its self-published art focus) and the … Continue reading

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Another deranged London anti-classic from Iain Sinclair

In Hackney, That Rose Red Empire (published by Hamish Hamilton tomorrow), Iain Sinclair brings together his fictional practices and his cultural journalism with stunning results. Sinclair has interviewed dozens of subterranean London figures such as Chris Petit and then, as … Continue reading

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