Category archives: Arts

A New Pandora: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

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When your dreams come true, your true has moved. It’s been twenty years since the Breakdown. When the fungus turned everyone in its path into hungries who literally ate civilisation. Some thirty miles north of London, a fortified base operated by a skeleton staff is the site of a small, jury-rigged laboratory and a classroom. Here Dr. Caroline Caldwell obse[...]

Film Review: Marshland (2014)

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Set in Spain in 1980, the sixth feature from director Alberto Rodriguez chronicles the arrival in rural Andalusia of two detectives from Madrid in search of a couple of missing girls. From there the film grows into something larger, darker, and endlessly riveting. Marshland, known by its Spanish title "La Isla Minima" is a film that should (deservedly) fit [...]

First Contact: Alexander Calder

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On a recent trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, I was looking for the way out and exited into a spacious landing and wide stairway. The pale walls and stone stairs gleamed with soft light. Soundless, suspended over the stairs, a Calder mobile wafted on the breeze I had created by opening the door. For more than ten minutes I found myself wond[...]

Enigmatic Images: Romy Maxime

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As a general rule of thumb, here at Ghost we avoid featuring fashion photography mostly due to the fact that the nature of the industry is such a polar opposite of our ethos, and also due to the fact that the internet is already saturated with near-identical fashion images. Like any rule, though, it’s there to be broken and Romy Maxime’s work does just tha[...]

Music Recommendation: ABRA "U Kno"

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London-born, Atlanta-raised singer-songwriter/producer ABRA has a beautifully DIY approach to her music, with everything that she has released feeling like truly personal product. The first offering from the album ‘Roses’, provided the kind of track that you can relentlessly bounce around your living room to in your pyjamas for at least five hours, dismissin[...]

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

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Happy 148th birthday to British novelist and playwright, John Galsworthy! John Galsworthy was born on August 14, 1867 in Surrey, England. Although more popular as a playwright during his lifetime, Galsworthy is now famous for his fiction masterpiece, The Forsyte Saga, which won him a Nobel prize for literature a year before his death in 1933. The saga trace[...]

Illustrated Interview: Sara Olmos

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How do you see yourself? Your favourite place? Your future plans? Your greatest fear? What do you do with your spare time? Why do you make art? What would you save in a fire? How do you respond to criticism? Your thoughts on the human race? What is adventure? See more of Sara's work at: www.saraolmos.com Or follow her on[...]

Rainbow Neighbourhood Graffiti- Urban Renewal in Mexico

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Two-hundred and nine homes in the district of Palmitas in Parchuca, Mexico, have recently had a touch of paint when the Mexican Government commissioned local street artists, “German Crew” to beautify the neighbourhood. The facades of the homes were almost begging for some colour, and the project was created to bring not only a visual, but also a social tran[...]

Photographer Interview: Candace Karch

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How do you think starting shooting in an era of film cameras affected your attitude towards photography? Photography is magic. I began taking photographs at an early age before I even knew that it would become my medium of choice. By the time I was in my teens I knew that the roll of film (that I struggled loading into any camera) would transform the way [...]

Artist Interview: Fiona Rutherford

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It's always a privilege to meet an artist in their own studio, to see and experience the place where they work and have their materials, their tools, their books and inspirational objects. Fiona Rutherford welcomed me in her light-filled, colourful studio in Edinburgh. She is a tapestry artist, with artworks in collections all over the world, most notably in[...]

My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh

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A dark-themed debut novel with a Baton Rouge, Louisiana setting, My Sunshine Away plays with genre. Initially, it seems coming of age story about a family neighbourhood in the late 1980s, early 90s told by an unnamed fourteen year old boy who has a devastating crush on the girl across the street. Suddenly a crime is committed, drawing the reader into a myste[...]

Washington's Giant Indoor Ball Pit

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Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, created the 10,000 square foot (930 square meters) using nearly a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. The studio wanted to reimagine the possibilities of materials, encourage exploration and do something a bit more unusual and memorable for visitors to experience. Typical to their monochrome style, The Beach is [...]

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