With movies like Das Boot and Saving Private Ryan, books like All Quiet on the Western Front, paintings like Europe after the Rain II, performing arts like Brecht's Drums in the Night and music like S
Two years ago, W. Somerset Maugham's novel, Of Human Bondage made a centenary. 17 years on, the film version will make its own 100-year anniversary and what a better time than now to anticipate it…
There are those tales that always resonate in one's frontal lobe owing to their commonality of detail and timelessness. Here is a collection of 17 of the best I have ever read...
World War I, the novel as an expression of human spirit and love all meet in Sebastian Faulks' wartime novel, Birdsong, next.
With film, theater has a cousin and regrettably, theater has to come first because it inspired film, as a greater art, but with cinema, there are outstanding keys like stark realism not in other arts
Rock music has always been a popular genre from its founding, roughly in 1955 to the present moment and this is because as an art, it has its close moments of greatness highlighted next in this essay
For any art to pass the test of time and seep into greatness, it must foster a peculiar element to its claim as architecture does through form, function and perspective.
In this series on the greatest arts of all time, classical music picks a slot at number three because of its poignant evocation of ethereal chastity in all arts and producing long-lived masterpieces.
There are several arguments that unite forth to make books and theatre the greatest of all art forms including influence, revolutionary ideas, prominence of women practitioners and religious text.
Now, which is the greatest art of them all? Some have argued that rock music fronted by such acts as Led Zeppelin is greater than oil paintings. Others have gone the way of theater, with others retaining their hold on the good old storybook, while...
Like Franz Kafka's surreal novel, The Trial, Catch-22 by James Heller is one of the modernistic novels that depicts the madness of the modern condition...
In a world that is just picking up from the meltdown of post-2008, a new technocratic or democratic model is needed. Greece and Africa figure in a drama speculating just what could politically happen?
It must be an elegy to love: War and Peace is from a familial point of view not just a war story but an elegy to love.
As one of the biggest slums in Nairobi's Eastlands area, Kayaba slum paints a picture of life at its most vivacious due to over-population yet bleak issues like water shortage are alarming here.
From dashing Anatol Karagin to the rough but conniving and smart Dolokhof, War and Peace has intrigued generations of readers because of its family characterizations in Napoleonic times.
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky starts on a trans-European rail journey. Prince Muishkin’s visit to a popular Swiss watering place would be the modern equivalent of a prolonged stay at a sanatorium.
From tame and visionary Alyosha to the dashing and spontaneous Dmitri, any modern reader can meet a character in The Brothers Karamazov to sympathize with, vilely hate or have seen a real-life replica
The functional theory of architecture is what defines the postmodernism school. Delta Corner, a skyscraper completed in 2013 in Nairobi follows this school of thought beginning early 20th century.
The Brothers Karamazov by Russian author, Fyodor Dostoevsky is a portrait in time where readers meet characters, oval and round, like Alyosha & Ivan Karamazov that stamp into memory for all time.