Long-awaited memorial aims to capture spirit and strength of the ‘foremother of feminism’
The pioneering British artist Maggi Hambling has been chosen fo r a long-awaited statue commemorating the “foremother of feminism” Mary Wollstonecraft.
The Mary on the Green campaign, which has been calling for a permanent memorial to the philosopher and author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman since 2011, unanimously chose Hambling for the sculpture. Continue reading...
Historian claims Jacob Marley based on real man that the author met, with passages and descriptions also rooted in the county
Jacob Marley, one of the best-known characters in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, was by all accounts a selfish and greedy man who died with only one friend in the world, his business partner Ebenezer Scrooge.
Now a historian has claimed the character, who comes back as a ghost to visit Scrooge and teach him the error of his ways, was actually inspired by a real man whom Dickens had met and had promised to make him a household name. Continue reading...
The late prize-winning author and art critic was perceptive on, among other things, the male gaze and the subjectivity of art
John Berger, one of the most influential writers of his generation, has died at 90
. The Booker prize-winning author of titles including Ways of Seeing, G and A Painter of our Time helped transform the way people looked at and perceived art.
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Singer’s description of a ‘giggling snowball of full-figured copulation’ helped him gain dubious victory
The Bad Sex Award reached its climax on Tuesday night with singer Morrissey’s reference to a “bulbous salutation” in his debut novel helping him win the bad sex award.
Sex scenes in his book List of the Lost swayed the judges, it was announced at a lavish ceremony presented by Nancy Dell’Olio on Tuesday. Continue reading...