Confession: I’m a reading and history loving nut. So when the two come together in well-executed glory, you’ll find me eagerly devouring the pages. Anna Funder’s debut novel.. Read more!
Kenya is known for many things, especially its stunning scenery and wildlife, but in this developing country many Kenyans cannot even see their own country due to blindness. And so it is delightfully fitting that Lomography have published Lomo Kikuyu, It’s good to see (again) - a photo book, which celebrates the spontaneous and deliberate low-tech appeal of Lomo photographs, albeit with the primary goal of raising money for their initiative to tackle preventable blindness in Kenya.
What is the quickest way to get your kid in to therapy? Make them participate in a modern American child beauty pageant! For a long time child beauty pageants remained an oddity on the periphery of popular awareness. The off beat antics of Olive in Little Miss Sunshine called our closer attention to the 'super freakiness' of the growing phenomenon. Slowly but surely pushy pageant mothers and groomed from infancy beauties have seeped – like so much spray tan – into the public eye, and one of the reasons for this is Susan Anderson.
Gabriella Hirst reads Ampersand Magazine developed by a College of Fine Arts graduate just like herself, and finds much to like.