I’ve spoken to many people about the independence referendum in the course of knocking on doors on behalf of the Scottish Labour Party over the past few months, and I and fellow canvassers have noticed two interesting things about how the party is now widely perceived.
The Rules of Abstraction, a BBC4 documentary by the artist and writer Matthew Collings, shown last week and still available at the time of writing, was an accessible introduction to the enigmatic world of abstract art.
As Scotland’s independence referendum approaches I thought I would review some of the better books and essays I’ve read about it over the past few months. One of those is Yes: The Radical Case for Independence by James Foley and Pete Ramand.
Merz to Emigré and Beyond by Steven Heller, first published in 2003 and republished this summer, is a richly illustrated chronicle of the radical magazines, newspapers and journals published during the 20th century.