Category Archives: Rants about Art

The FBI’s Most Unwanted 10: Drawing It Out

When I impulsively picked up that first X-Files boxset, I had no idea that these blog posts would (kinda) coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first TV episode airing in the States (Sept 10th, 1993), and also the launch … Continue reading

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Я Могу Петь Радуги

I’m rather behind the curve with this story, but today I discovered a photo of Tilda Swinton flying a rainbow flag outside the Kremlin (and risking 15 days detention in jail), in honour of the LGBT community in Russia, and … Continue reading

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The Power Hour

A venerable BBC Radio show called Woman’s Hour decided to mark the release of its “Power List” by pointing a video camera at fifteen of its “Powerlisters” – including Tracey Emin (CBE!) – and asking them to share their experiences, … Continue reading

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BritArt’s Golden Girl

Just a quick post to mark the 50th birthday of Tracey Emin… no longer a “Young British Artist”, but still a force to be reckoned with, bless her!

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ArtCrush: N.C. Winters

I found this fantastic portrait of my second favourite rom-com heroine ‘Marla Singer’, via a Fight Club FaceBook post. The piece is titled “I am Jack’s Broken Heart” (2009) and was painted in acrylic and resin on wood, by N.C. … Continue reading

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ArtCrush: X-Arielle

[Pictured: “Again Please” by X-Arielle, starring ‘Princess Jasmine’ from Aladdin (1992), and ‘Esmeralda’ from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1996). Apologies to artist for cropping the image a little… it’s a weird compulsion of mine] It’s naive (and potentially dangerous) to believe … Continue reading

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GothWatch: The Art of Aly Fell

While doing some research on The Arabian Nights, I chanced upon the blog of an artist called Aly Fell… and immediately “fell” for his style! Ho ho. Sorry, I’m still a bit giddy from looking at all the pretty ladies. … Continue reading

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From Zeroland with Love…

Back on a Tamil “pulp fiction” tip, yesterday the East Bay Express published an interview with Rakesh Khanna, who, as the founder of the publishing house Blaft, is largely responsible for bringing these stories to our Western eyes. Bless ‘im. … Continue reading

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Dear Pumpkin King…

This Halloween I’d like a copy of The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol. II, edited by Rakesh Khanna, and translated by Pritham K Chakravarthy. The cover was drawn by Shyam Shankar, and is also available to purchase as … Continue reading

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Emin in the news!

A couple of peculiar, non-Art related news stories about Tracey Emin have cropped up this month… First of all, she’s apparently had breast reduction surgery… well, according to The Mirror, anyway. “I was a 34G. I lost a stone on the … Continue reading

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