Anne Margaret Daniel

Copyright chaos grows deeper by the minute

3 February 2024 9:00 am

With AI and ChatGPT, we now have an exploding copyright arena in which all bets seem to be off

The music that inspired Bob Dylan

5 November 2022 9:00 am

Greil Marcus chooses seven celebrated songs, ranging from the 1960s to the present, to explore the diverse sources of Dylan’s inspiration

No stone left unturned: The World of Bob Dylan reviewed

4 September 2021 9:00 am

In May 2019, the first World of Bob Dylan conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Why Tulsa? Because Dylan’s archives…

The odd couple: John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald

13 March 2021 9:00 am

On a shard of paper, some time in the bleak mid-1930s, F. Scott Fitzgerald incorporated a favourite line from one…

The London I loved: nostalgia for a dirty old town

1 June 2019 9:00 am

All cities are shapeshifters, but London is special. London is a palimpsest of places gone but not lost. Even as…

The inventor of gonzo journalism: Hunter S. Thompson, in his heyday in the 1960s

How fear and loathing of Nixon sent Hunter S. Thompson crazy

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Hunter Stockton Thompson blazed across the republic of American arts and letters for too short a time. When in February…

Haruki Murakami. Credit Elena Seibert

Gatsby in Japan: Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami, reviewed

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Haruki Murakami’s Killing Commendatore was published in Japan in February last year. Early press releases for this English version hailed…

Wampanoag chief Metacomet (c.1639 - 1676) who, after years of tolerating the colonists in Massachusetts, finally rebelled against their continued encroachment upon his lands, in what became known as King Philip's War (he was called King Philip by the settlers)

Good first novels without ends leave one wanting more

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Novels today do not want to be done. Thank Anthony Burgess and John Fowles for this, most immediately, but alternate…

A previously unpublished photograph of Dylan in 1981

Bob Dylan is a modern-day Odysseus

9 December 2017 9:00 am

‘There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.’…

Regretful nostalgia: F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925

Borne back ceaselessly into the past

24 June 2017 9:00 am

‘I do not like the idea of the biographical book,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald told his editor Max Perkins in 1936.…