All posts by Features Editor

The quest for ratings…

A couple of months ago, TTI officially turned nine. That’s a long time in dog years, even longer in blog years. And in that time we’ve had a lot of […]

Art isn’t dead: A defense of Instagram

There’s been a lot of debate lately about the relationship between art and technology. A lot of people have been saying that recent technological development is having a negative effect […]

Book Review: Straight White Male

Straight White Male by John Niven is a great book, but it’s entertainment, not art.


It’s been a while since this erstwhile journalist wrote anything about art. These days I’m too busy drinking and doing drugs and women. Oh, and my job, of course, which […]

Sunken Garden at The Barbican

Opera is a game of two halves. Bet that’s the first time you’ve heard that said in an opera review. But in the case of Sunken Garden, the “experimental” opera […]

Review: Onegin at the Royal Opera House

As any fan of Mad Men will tell you, nostalgia literally means ‘the pain of an old wound being re-opened’. So either Kasper Holten, Covent Garden’s new artistic director, is […]


Shelves. A short story about redemption.

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

This review will start, as all Scott Walker reviews must, by explaining that Scott is the greatest lyricist, vocalist, conductor, experimenter, influence, and all around genius alive today. This review […]

The universe is a lonely place

The truth may be out there. But what if no-one else is?

Public art: The price of sponsorship

En Liang Khong thinks Central London’s public art scene needs to face up to the increasing gap between artistic integrity and corporate aspiration.