Arts & Literature


Currently, only a few adverts arrest their audience.

After the hawkers, enter publishers

The Nairobi pavements are often crowded. The pedestrian is either shoving fellow walkers off the pavement or fighting fo … Read More

Kenyan literature can only get better in 2009

There are many reasons for Kenyans to want to forget the year 2008. Indeed, there were many obituaries written about las … Read More

Author’s counsel for aspiring creative writers

Title: Teach yourself creative writing Author: Dianne Doubtfire Publisher: Hodder Education, London Published: … Read More

Visual arts scene rolls out in a storm

The local visual arts scene may not have been fundamentally eventful in the past year. Notably though, numerous exhibiti … Read More

Poetic License

Fare thee well, Makeba You had a life A life filled with distress … Read More

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Local book on Kenya’s famous offspring hits the market
Rooting for ‘stolen’ African art
Comic theatre reaping from Obama
Where did all the good ads go?
Where did all the good ads go?
Where did all the good ads go?
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ leads BAFTA film nominations
International filmmakers scout for local professionals
Good writers don’t whine about publishers
The power of photography
Abstract artist dreams of international acclaim
Time for local thespians to step up
Novelist prophesied post-election chaos
Using art to tell the story
Revisiting teen detective stories with a local touch
Publishers stuck in silly past
Poets grossly violating artistic traditions and norms
Poetic License
South African writer brings ‘rebel’ literature to Nairobi
Two ulcers, two causes
Cashing in on food crisis
Rendering art from the heart to heal hearts
Book challenges notions about Africa’s doomed future
Where graffiti thrives as expressive street art
Publishers should accompany rejection with plausible reasons
Africa left out at premier international art forum
Filmmakers descend on Malindi town
Poetic License Composed by: Peter Munene
Revisiting the legacy of a forgotten African Queen
The mighty, famous also face publishers’ rejection slip
Cartoons stimulate dialogue
Defining the culture and art performance space
A politician’s account of what ails Kenya
Cartoonists tell lightly tales of dark moments
A woman’s journey of love, work and self-discovery
Art renaissance at varsity

Today’s magazine

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Parental Advisory: Lewd, Loud and Crazy matatus

Matatu culture has spawned a new age of marketing for artistes, but suggestive videos and music mar the advances, writes Stevens Muendo

Why does religion not reflect in Kenyan life?
Dan Okoth
Group Senior Editor – Online
Why I agree with Lucy Kibaki
By Kipkirui K’Telwa
Sub-Editor, Online Edition
Kenyans have nothing to lose but their chains
By Rose Nzioka
Standard Group Online Editor
Food crisis our own making
By Stephen Ndegwa
Sub – Editor, The Standard
UN denies its peacekeepers failed Congo civilians
Sudan army says captured key Darfur town
Anglican primates call for Mugabe resignation
Two in Cabinet oppose Bill on Special Tribunal
Mama Sarah: I met Obama, McCain and Oprah
Saitoti: Kibaki now answers First Lady
‘Kenya We Want’ conference kicks off
Tribunal debate hits a bumpy stretch in Parliament
2,200 seek interim electoral commission jobs
I watched helplessly as my mother burned to death
First Lady attacks Saitoti over tanker tragedy
State proposes mass burial for victims
Boy, 11, searches for his missing father
Water fuelled Nakumatt inferno, says expert
Government spends Sh700m to buy PM office
Minister raises alarm over hospitals’ capacity
Shame of second fire disaster within days
Man started fire after arguing with police
26 bodies recovered from Nakumatt, 11 identified
Raila: I asked Annan to extend Waki deadline
Form One selection chaos blamed on new districts
Raila office, KAA in row over audit report
Over 100 dead in Nakuru oil tanker accident
To move to the next level, we must isolate bad leaders
See, the US envoy has become chief apologist of graft-prone Coalition
Six years, five grand scandals and counting
Death toll rises as more bodies are found in the rubble
Coalition is a collection of graft veterans
Kenyans grapple with sting of death
A vigil like no other for tens of families
Survivor claims staff error caused fire
Ruto: I will resign if found guilty
We will honour pay deal, Kibaki says
Fresh dispute stalks slum-upgrading project