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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Joseph Brooker on The Death of Stalin

Joseph Brooker on The Death of Stalin Armando Iannucci’s film The Death of Stalin (2017) seemed to me to come out of nowhere, though it’s based on a French comic strip that most of its British viewers will never have heard of before. We knew

Toby Litt on small white monkeys

Toby Litt on small white monkeys: on self-expression, self-help and shame by Sophie Collins, Book Works, November 2017 Could a book be more timely than this? Sophie Collins’ small white monkeys concerns ‘a traumatic experience, an instance of sexual assault,…’ The Twitter-based hashtag viral  movement

Russell Celyn Jones on the Hollywood soiree

Russell Celyn Jones on the Hollywood soiree Late this summer I was walking on Malibu beach outside of Los Angeles when I met my friend, the British novelist Helen Fielding.  If I was free that evening, she asked, would I care to go with her