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Review: HER INFERNAL DESCENT #1

<b>HER INFERNAL DESCENT #1</b> <b><br>Written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson</b> <b><br>Art by Kyle Charles, Dee Cunniffe, and Ryan Ferrier</b> <b><br>Published by Aftershock Comics</b></b> …

Literature

Library celebrates William Blake, poet and painter

An exhibit showcasing student work with Union’s rare collection of works related to 19th century English author, artist and printmaker William Blake …

Art

Philharmonia/Salonen review – Chin's grand meditations glint but are hard to grasp

Royal Festival Hall, London Composer Unsuk Chin’s biggest concert work to date reveals her imagination but the choral music here is strangely unadventurous<p>Lasting 40 minutes and scored for adult and children’s choruses plus a large orchestra with a hefty battery of percussion, Le Chant des Enfants …

The Arts

This Must Be David Byrne

For over four decades, the rock 'n' roll icon has carved out a career by zagging when everyone else was zigging—whether with his band Talking Heads or with collaborators ranging from Brian Eno to St. Vincent. Now, with his first solo record in 14 years, Byrne is attempting his trickiest act of …

Timothée Chalamet

What are William Blake's Dark Satanic Mills?

William Blake

Dæmon Voices – Annual Lecture – 31 May 2018

The 2018 Annual Lecture will be given by the President of the Blake Society Philip Pullman.<p>Philip will talk about the importance of stories and the …

Books

Review: Red White & Blake

Will Franken’s <i>Red White & Blake</i> begins with the rather wonderful warning that “No Blake scholars were consulted in the making of this motion …

Church of England

Henry Cowell's New World Is Still Very Much With Us

“The World of Henry Cowell” marks the second composer portrait series of Bard Music West, a Californian clone of Bard College’s annual music …

Flute

Blakespotting: News about William Blake, March 2018

March ended with something of a bang in terms of Blakespotting, with the public unveiling of the new arrangement of Team England’s theme for the Gold …

William Blake

Scroundrel & Scamp's 'Happiness' is pure happiness

A very public lust fest between two professors on a college quad sets the scene for “There is a Happiness That Morning Is,” currently getting a …

Happiness

City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra concert was ‘thoughtfully programmed and superbly delivered’

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 10:35 26 March 2018 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 10:35 26 March 2018<p>Ben Goldscheider, photo by Frank John Jerke, supplied by Sheila von …

Piano

A Current Under Sea: Margate Journeys With The Waste Land

Hannah Luxton journeys to the east coast to consider shows inspired by T.S. Eliot's epic poem at Turner Contemporary and The Pie Factory

Art

Luisa Rabbia’s Tiny Marks and Big Mysteries

Luisa Rabbia, “Birth” (2017), colored pencil, acrylic, and fingerprints on canvas, 108 x 202 inches, photo by Dario Lasagni (courtesy of the artist …

Nathan Lee Graham on Eartha Kitt, Bottle Episodes, and the Lost Glamour of Air Travel

Comedy fans may best know Nathan Lee Graham as Todd, the panicky assistant of Jacobim Mugatu in <i>Zoolander</i> and <i>Zoolander 2.</i> But that is merely …

Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries at the Miller Gallery

A show of the feminist artist’s passionate paintings and drawings surprises If you’ve heard of Faith Wilding, it’s likely because of her iconic 1972 …

Pittsburgh

God’s Own Music

O Sing unto the Lord: A History of English Church Music<p>by Andrew Gant<p>University of Chicago Press, 454 pp., $35.00<p>Messiah: The Composition and …

Come and see the Cabinet of Curiosities currently wowing the art crowd

IT all started with a picture. So explains Glynn Davis, senior collections and learning curator for Colchester and Ipswich Museums.<p>To precise a …

Alasdair Beckett-King 'improves' William Blake's Proverbs of Hell : Video 2018 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide

Stand-up Alasdair Beckett-King has taken one of the greatest works in the English language – and 'improved' it.<p>He has made his own additions to …

Michigan City author pens experimental, surreal novel

Michigan City-based author Daulton Dickey penned a new experimental novel about "death, the nature of memories, and reality" that's set in a …

Literature

Mark E. Smith Was a Complicated Bastard

The Fall frontman was ornery and confrontational, but we loved him for it.<p>Mark E. Smith is dead, and that blank fact staring back from a glowing screen only makes his loss that much more haunting and absurd—which is exactly the way he might have liked it. Smith was that crotchety guy from down the …

Literature

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Colvin Premieres New Video'Minnie And Winnie'

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has released a new video for the song "Minnie And Winnie" from her forthcoming Amazon Original album …

Allah-Las Turns Brooklyn Steel into California Gold

Close<p>Audrey Lee, Contributing Writer<br>January 24, 2018<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might …

Vic Reeves to exhibit his artworks at Norwich gallery alongside Colin Self

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 17:08 24 January 2018 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 17:24 24 January 2018<p>Jim Moir, better known as comedian Vic Reeves, taking part in BBC4 documentary Gaga …

William Blake’s A Vision of the Last Judgement: a moment of epiphany

The poet and artist presents his depiction of a religious theme with a great, swirling energy<p><b>Perfect symmetry...</b> As the “vision” in its title suggests, this is a typically personal take on the Last Judgment by the Romantic outlier poet and artist. It follows a traditional, symmetrical model: Christ …

William Blake

Is Britannia really in the Game of Thrones’ league?

The problem with Jez Butterworth’s series for Sky Atlantic is it can never stop smirking at its own irreverence<p>It’s a terrible thing for a TV critic to admit but I just don’t know what to make of <i>Britannia</i>, the new Sky Atlantic drama set during the Roman invasion of Britain, scripted by Jez …

TV Series

HER INFERNAL DESCENT Brings Together Moms, AGATHA CHRISTIE, WILLIAM BLAKE, & DANTE'S INFERNO at AfterShock

<b>HER INFERNAL DESCENT #1</b><br>$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 04.18.18<p>Writers: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson<p>Artist: Kyle Charles<p>Colorist: Jordan …

Literature

Shawn Colvin Discusses Her New Album And Sounds Off About The #MeToo Movement

“If that mockingbird don’t sing…” croons singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin on the instantly recognizable “Hush, Little Baby” from her upcoming release, <i>The Starlighter</i>. God, she sounds great.<p>The album’s 14 tracks are delicate and whimsical adaptations from the children’s book, <i>Lullabies and Night Songs,</i> …

Me Too movement

The Decemberists Announce New Album, Share New Song: Listen

The Decemberists have announced their eighth studio album, <i>I’ll Be Your Girl</i>. It’s out March 16 via Capitol Records. Below, listen to the lead single “Severed.” <i>I’ll Be Your Girl</i> is the follow-up to 2015’s <i>What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World</i>. The new LP was produced by John Congleton. “When …

New Singles

Poem the inspiration behind new exhibition

The English poet William Blake, whose celebrated poem Jerusalem gave inspiration for Horsham Museum’s new watercolour exhibition, sensed the public’s …

Art

SPIRITUAL HOMECOMING: Martha Redbone Roots Project heads to UNCW with Lakota John | | "Your Alternative Weekly Voice"

“We like to take you to church,” singer-songwriter Martha Redbone describes of her shows. “Like a revival service, we send you back home all warm and …

Threading