Me and My Things: Missy Flynn

Missy Flynn is the co-founder of London restaurant Rita’s – a brand which began life in residency at iconic Dalston nightclub Birthdays in the early 2010s, evolved to its first permanent premises on Mare Street in Hackney by late 2013, before moving through various iterations and evolutions, including as a sandwich shop in King’s Cross, and a…

0xCollection: an Art Institution for the Digital Age

Multi-hyphenate Elle Anastasiou serves as the Director of the 0xCollection, a new institution dedicated to bridging the worlds of fine art and contemporary technology. Based in Basel, 0x was launched this year to develop digital art from the present with an eye towards the future, with two major inaugural exhibitions in Prague. 0x began with…

The Ritual of Eating Malatang in Shenzhen

Malatang – a customisable regional street food comprising spicy broth, meats, vegetables and noodles – is a popular dish originating in Leshan, Sichuan province, China. Across the southwestern Guangdong region however, its flavour and composition differs according to the tastes of the local people. When I was in Shenzhen, I went to eat malatang once every Sunday…

Two Exceptional Pizzerias in Rome 

There was a time, around seven or eight years ago, when I agreed with the old adage that pizza is like sex: that even when it’s bad, it is good. I’ve since matured and in my maturity, I’ve become a little more picky. My wife, as it happens, “doesn’t like pizza.”  But for me, the…

What Fascinated Female Surrealists About Witchcraft

“The figure of the witch was explored extensively by many female Surrealists working in Paris and Latin America in the 20th century, where artists such as Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington used the image of the sorceress as a means of liberating their subconscious minds from the binds of wider patriarchal societies. Previously depicted as a taboo figure shunned from…

In My Kitchen: Monica Lee

Three years after Monica Lee closed her legendary Los Angeles restaurant, Beverly Soon Tofu, she still gets calls about green onions. Lee, who is 70, used to wake up at 4 am to call the big produce markets and secure the best ingredients, rather than rely on a delivery. If she found a good deal…

Meet the Artists & Curators Behind Sequences Biennial, Reykjavík

For ten days in October, Sequences Art Biennial in Reykjavík brought together over fifty of the most exciting artists from the Nordic and Baltic regions, interwoven with international voices. Featuring a central exhibition, split across various institutions – including Kling & Bang, the Nordic House and the National Gallery of Iceland, alongside outdoor artworks around…

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