Review

‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith

‘Just Kids’, by Patti Smith I was first introduced to Robert Mapplethorpe when I was 19, sitting with 300 psych students making notes on week three’s ‘human sexuality’ lecture. Next to me slouched my best friend and flatmate, with whom I’d taken the previous semester’s ‘philosophy and sex’. We were both, back in then, in our different… Continue reading ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith

Review

Small Acts of Disappearance

Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger by Fiona Wright Giramondo Publishing, 2015 Anorexia Nervosa presents as a visual drama that exceeds the boundaries of language. It fascinates and repulses, hence the Current Affairs exposés and sensationalist memoirs—Marya Hornbacher’s manic Wasted and Portia DeRossi’s Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, said to be… Continue reading Small Acts of Disappearance