Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics

Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics

Cressida Brown, who directed the Shakespeare and Company open-air production of Macbeth last July, tells us about her latest theatrical production, Walking the Tightrope, a collection of 12 world premieres by celebrated playwrights exploring the interaction between art and freedom…

Beyond the Circles and Dots

Beyond the Circles and Dots

by Thos Henley Walk into any airport bookshop, the smell of a thousand perfumes in the air, and you’re guaranteed to see tall piles of fatted paperbacks among the bestsellers—a front cover shows a silhouette walking away in the snow, shoulders hunched against…

Bonnes Fêtes and See You in 2015!

Bonnes Fêtes and See You in 2015!

Dear readers and friends… Le Blog is taking a short pause for the holidays. We look forward to being reunited with you in the New Year and wish you all a joy, love and good-book-filled couple of weeks! **CHRISTMAS OPENING…

The Day I Met Jimmy Page

The Day I Met Jimmy Page

by Alex Freiman Everyone I know claims to be the biggest Jimmy Page Fan—but the truth is I am! It all started back when I was just a boy and didn’t know much about music, let alone Rock’n Roll. I…

Readwomen2014 Pick of the Year by Joanna Walsh

Readwomen2014 Pick of the Year by Joanna Walsh

At the beginning of the 2014, I stared a campaign to highlight issues around women’s writing. The project has gone further than I could possibly have imagined, generating events, collaboration, and discussion in many different countries. While running the news-hub…