A selection of Marina's published articles

These articles have been published in the Economist, Standpoint Magazine, Financial Times, MoneyWeek, the Times Literary Supplement, New York Observer and more

Standpoint Magazine: The Story Of The Short Story

When short stories were still widely published in magazines, they had the capacity to react to unfolding events, writes Philip Hensher, the novelist and critic who edited these two volumes. … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Standpoint Magazine: Further Adventures

One summer afternoon in 1862, the mathematician Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) took the daughters of his dean at Christ Church, Oxford, on a boat trip down the Thames. He entertained … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Money Observer: What fund managers can learn from cartoon villains

There is a lot we can learn from what pop culture tells the youngest members of our society. Take the cartoon character Mr Krabs, who is the owner of the … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Money Observer: Is it time to invest in biotech?

Drug prices pose an ethical dilemma. On the one hand, treatments should be affordable to those who need them, but on the other, companies will have to finance many failed … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Financial Times: ‘All You Can Lose is Your Heart’ by KayLynn Deveney

The photographs of storybook homes are a fleeting vision of an American dream that aspired to a ranch of one’s own   “Storybook ranch houses”, built in the 1950s and … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Financial Times: ‘Mirror – Untitled (2005)’

The photographer describes her work as ‘explorations of everyday experiences and observations of inner city life from a female perspective’ Hannah Starkey’s new urban landscapes often contain people, but she … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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In a crowded London shop
An open book and empty cup 

On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed

My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less It seemed, so great my happiness,

That I was blessed and could bless.

- Yeats

Always to shine,
to shine everywhere,
to the very deeps of the last days,
to shine—
and to hell with everything else!
That is my motto—
and the sun’s!

- Mayakovsky

Can it pull extraordinary faces?
Is it usually sick on a swing?
Does it spend all its time at the races,
or fiddling with pieces of string?
Has it views of its own about money?
Does it think patriotism enough?
Are its stories vulgar but funny?
O tell me the truth about love.

- WH Auden