Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott review – magical, mythical historical fiction | Fiction

Rebecca Stott’s superb third novel, Dark Earth, dramatises the parallels between archaeology and historical fiction. Stott is a renowned historian, but in this excavation of London’s deep past she has created something radically new and beautiful, a book that retells a period of our national past that straddles the line between history and myth. The … Read more

PVDFest COVID hiatus ends with dancing in the streets

Amanda Vega dances with her brother Andrew Cabrera to a salsa band Saturday night.

Artists painting murals in real-time, lines snaking up to food trucks and trumpet sounds blaring from the City Hall stage as crowds dance and sway to tunes straight from New Orleans – this is PVDFest. The three-day fête returned to downtown after a quiet two years during which the pandemic kept the party away. From … Read more