From Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Andy Warhol: fan artists in New York
For Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Tillmans and Virginia Woolf, something grows when civilization fails
A new exhibition in London shows the late painter as a master of colour – even after losing his eyesight
‘He wasn’t English, but he was playing an English game, the fag in the Establishment, a light entertainer, undisguised yet somehow unseen, an open secret’
Rereading Mark Fisher with the publication of his collected writings; Olivia Laing’s Crudo makes the NYT’s ‘100 Notable Books’
There’s a difference between respecting people’s right to tell their own stories and refusing to look at all
At Frieze London this year's talks explore the role played by autobiography in art and society
Indecency surrounds us, we must not look away
The frieze columnist's first novel is an homage to, and embodiment of, the late, great Kathy Acker
Derek Jarman, circular time and seed catalogues: Olivia Laing takes the long view
The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin
Philip Guston's 'Klan' paintings are more relevant than ever
Reflections, a favourite verse, and a new poem dedicated to one of the English language’s most renowned poets of the past century
How can art and literature respond to disaster?
Conspiracy theories and reparative reading
What are our bodies allowed to perform?
Daniel Culpan wins the 2016 prize for his review of Nicole Eisenman's ‘Al-ugh-ories’ at New Museum, New York
What's so great about authenticity?
Trying to make sense of it all
The intertwining of life and death in poetry, art and nature