Editorial Archive

  • Dancing is the world’s oldest art form, requiring neither technology nor skill in it simplest state, only the urge to express emotion with bodily movement. We see this in the […]

    Joy of Dancing

    Dancing is the world’s oldest art form, requiring neither technology nor skill in it simplest state, only the urge to express emotion with bodily movement. We see this in the […]

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  • If you have ever fancied “doing time” without the inconvenient preliminary of being charged, tried and sentenced, not to mention the dreary business of actually committing a crime, now is […]

    In the Clink

    If you have ever fancied “doing time” without the inconvenient preliminary of being charged, tried and sentenced, not to mention the dreary business of actually committing a crime, now is […]

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  •   Since Roman times, the two-faced god Janus has us looking both forwards and backwards, at this time of year. Looking backwards, I am tempted to say “good riddance” to […]

    Happy 2017 to all our readers

      Since Roman times, the two-faced god Janus has us looking both forwards and backwards, at this time of year. Looking backwards, I am tempted to say “good riddance” to […]

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  • In his recent Guardian article, Goodbye art history A-Level, you served the elite well, art critic Jonathan Jones writes: “the drive to prove art history is neither posh nor soft […]

    End of Art History?

    In his recent Guardian article, Goodbye art history A-Level, you served the elite well, art critic Jonathan Jones writes: “the drive to prove art history is neither posh nor soft […]

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  • The Paralympics have been in full swing for three days and we say – go!! – to everyone involved – and congrats to all winners, past and present. The link […]

    Paralympic Power, Art and Greece

    The Paralympics have been in full swing for three days and we say – go!! – to everyone involved – and congrats to all winners, past and present. The link […]

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  • I have often said that if the colour purple did not exist, then the late artist, style-icon, singer, songwriter, composer, lyricist, musician, performer, dancer, actor and all-time, out-grossing cultural innovator […]

    Purple Reign…

    I have often said that if the colour purple did not exist, then the late artist, style-icon, singer, songwriter, composer, lyricist, musician, performer, dancer, actor and all-time, out-grossing cultural innovator […]

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  • Like many folks, I like to take the occasional sojourn in a foreign city and recently, I had an enchanting experience, one you may want to follow up. In between […]

    End of the Rainbow

    Like many folks, I like to take the occasional sojourn in a foreign city and recently, I had an enchanting experience, one you may want to follow up. In between […]

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  • It is not often that I write a post praising the television moguls, but recent events have forced me to put fingers to keys. It began when I noticed Pick […]

    Pick and choose

    It is not often that I write a post praising the television moguls, but recent events have forced me to put fingers to keys. It began when I noticed Pick […]

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  • He was as English and ambassadorial as Churchill, but he never sat in parliament. His aristocratic mien earned him the title of Thin White Duke, though he hadn’t a drop […]

    Long live Bowie!

    He was as English and ambassadorial as Churchill, but he never sat in parliament. His aristocratic mien earned him the title of Thin White Duke, though he hadn’t a drop […]

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  • In the month of August, we reported on how Wandsworth Council was trying to gain planning approval for the building of a new cyclists’ crossing, namely a bridge reaching from […]

    No bridge: a city under siege

    In the month of August, we reported on how Wandsworth Council was trying to gain planning approval for the building of a new cyclists’ crossing, namely a bridge reaching from […]

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