Articles By Rosa Lyster

Happy Birthday, Nabokov

I imagine you sitting in your well-appointed study, playing chess and breaking Shostakovich records over your knee.

Happy Birthday Arshile Gorky

You obviously knew about and cultivated the perception that you were ultimately unknowable.

Me Time

The past weeks, my Me Time has involved reading the introductions to the old recipe books which live on a shelf in the kitchen, which we have never once cooked anything out of and which I have more than once fished out of the recycling in defiance of my boyfriend’s attempts to Streamline.

Happy Birthday, Richard Hatch

You taught me about America. Thanks guys!

Who Are Nerds

Rosa Lyster has often replied “How much I hate nerds” in response to the question “What are you thinking about?”

Finding Johannesburg. Losing Johannesburg.

Losing Myself and Finding Johannesburg. And so on.

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Happy Birthday, Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist!

19 years ago to the day, 13 works of art valued at a combined total of $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

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Cane and Appletiser

I live in Cape Town now and there is always someone shitting on Durban and making me listen

Happy Birthday, Rupert Murdoch

You are a sinister person who has done a number of truly disgraceful things. You are also boring.