The recent film adaptation of The Jungle Book is not interested in providing allegories for human society. Its trump card is making a scarily believable simulacrum of the wild.
How not to write dialogue – some lessons from Marlowe, Spenser and other metaphysical gumshoes.
An ode to the lovely bookshelf, and the not-very-gentle art of D-I-Y.
The Clothes that Words Wear – fonts and more in Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy
Karthika Nair’s reimagining of the Mahabharata in brought to the stage in Akram Khan’s adaptation of Until the Lions
The book as objet d’art in the digital age
What is it about whales that draws us to them, that captures our imagination? Do they remind us of our place in the universe? Kathleen Jamie, Philip Hoare and Moby Dick.
Tim Parks’ ‘Teach Us to Sit Still’ is a 142 pages of empathetic wince, followed by a huge sigh of relief.
I do love recommending things… and here I go again.
“Do you mind if I communicate with Alan Watts post-verbally?” Some words – about the man and the myth and his books and his voice.