The term “Kafkaesque” is bandied about the round table of discussion, but what the hell does it mean? And what of the man’s body of work?
A man whose life was as macabre and mysterious as his work, Edgar Allan Poe is one name who should be Googled … forevermore.
Enemy of the State, moralist, and voice of the people … but what made Dostoevsky Dostoevsky and why does his work still resonate?
Loretta Barnard scales the soaring heights of the adaptable, yet unique composer Igor Stravinsky.
Devoted Bardite Loretta Barnard has taken it upon herself to explain the brilliance of William Shakespeare to you haters, in plain English.
He’ll be coming down your chimney in a matter of hours but, question is, who is he? Loretta Barnard uncovers the history of that interloper, Santa Claus.
Australian jazz royalty Loretta Barnard has had enough of the standard Christmas fare, so Mama’s cooked up a gumbo of festive toe-tappery.
With Kobe Bryant putting down the basketball and picking up the quill, we got our own scribe, Loretta Barnard, to analyze his farewell poem.
In this week’s Know who you’re Googling, Loretta Barnard unfurls the crushed genius of Billie Holiday.
In this week’s Know who you’re Googling, Loretta Barnard looks at the brilliant and viciously marginalised Simone de Beauvoir.