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The White Pube

42 EpisodesProduced by Gabrielle and ZarinaWebsite

TWP is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which we write about art, exhibitions, video games and food. This podcast hosts audio versions of our weekly reviews and art thoughts, plus bonus episodes where we talk about life & art world hacks.

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REVIEW: Manifesto, Ane Hjort Guttu

September 26th, 2021


This week's text on The White Pube, is a review of a film! Manifesto, by Ane Hjort Guttu, which is aw a few weeks ago at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. This text is also a cheeky excuse to think a bit about art …

Review: No Longer Home

September 19th, 2021


This week's review is No Longer Home, a small game about two people who have just finished an art degree and are now getting ready to pack up their flat and leave London. Now, I KNOW this premise is relatable for at …

Writers Grant 013: Andy Grace Hayes

September 16th, 2021


We’re entering the SECOND year of The White Pube Writers Grant if you can believe it. We are very pleased to announce that the 13th recipient is fellow art critic Andy Grace Hayes. Writing from Glasgow, his substack …

this exhibition doesn't exist

September 12th, 2021


This week's text is a review of an exhibition that doesn't exist. 

'Gab suggested I write a review of a fictional exhibition, one that doesn’t actually exist. And the idea grabbed me, because in writing about something …

Review: Red Dead Redemption 2

September 5th, 2021


This week’s review is Red Dead Redemption 2, the 2018 game from Rockstar. I think about escaping into fiction and creating fiction as a way to escape. Part fan-fiction, part review. Part player, part creator. The text …

Review! Ain Bailey: Version @ Wysing Arts Centre

August 29th, 2021


This week's text on The White Pube is a review of Ain Bailey's show, Version, at Wysing Arts Centre over in Cambridge. In this review, I think about about generosity, overlap, and liquid, as well as ~vibey~ descriptions …

Review: Love Island Season 7

August 22nd, 2021


This week's text is about the fact I've got the ick for Love Island itself. Season 7 has been rough but the roughness didn't begin here. I'm done with this show. I can't be dealing. 

Listen on this podcast or find the …

Review: Marble Arch Mound

August 15th, 2021


Happy Sunday! This week's text on the White Pube is a review of the London spectacle dubbed 'a £2million SLAG HEAP'!!! it's: Marble Arch Mound!!!

This is also a text where i talk about public art after 11 years of …

Review: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

August 8th, 2021


I watched all 11 seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and now this funny little review exists. It's a text about chronic illness, reality TV, and finding relief in other people's issues. Hope you enjoy! The …

Review: a rant! a reel! Camara Taylor @ Cubitt

August 1st, 2021


This week's text is a review! of Camara Taylor's <a rant! a reel!> at Cubitt. It's the third show in Languid Hands' ongoing curatorial fellowship program, called <No Real Closure>.

You can read the text …

Review: 54 The Gate, Arcadia Missa Open Office (or: Critics Just Wana Have Fun)

July 25th, 2021


This week's text is a review of 54 The Gate, an online show that is also a game, on Arcadia Missa's Open Office. it is also a text about how i just want art to be FUN, and why i think that's important, n worth …

Review: We Dwell in Possibility

July 18th, 2021


This week’s review is 'We Dwell in Possibility,' the new game by Robert Yang and Eleanor Davis commissioned for this year’s Manchester International Festival. I write about pandemic horniness, public sex, Hieronymus …

Writers Grant 011: DORA MALUDI

July 13th, 2021


Announcing the 11th recipient of The White Pube Writers Grant: Dora Maludi!

Dora sent over a collection of poems, and they really stood out and …

Review: Ghost of Tsushima

July 11th, 2021


This week's review is Ghost of Tsushima, the 2020 video game about a Mongol invasion on the island of Tsushima set in the 13th century. Did I like …

Death Stranding: The Final Walk

July 4th, 2021


This week’s text is about the final walk in Death Stranding, the 2019 game by Kojima Productions. Back in November, I wrote a spoiler-free review …

Review: Cooking Sections @ Tate Britain

June 26th, 2021


This week's text is a review of ~Salmon: A Red Herring~, the Art Now show by Cooking Sections, at Tate Britain. 

Talking about my split feelings; between being a hardline cynic and wanting to be a Good Vibes Person, n …

Boycott Zabludowicz

June 20th, 2021


This week's text is an essay called: Boycott Zabludowicz

Since 2014, there has been a call to boycott the Zabludowicz Collection, a gallery in …

Writers Grant Recipient 010: NATALIE DUNNING

June 14th, 2021


We’re so pleased to announce, the 10th recipient of the Writers Grant has been given to Natalie Dunning. This feels like a really special and emotional moment, not just because this is the 10th grant to go out(!), but …

Review: Breasts and Eggs, Mieko Kawakami

June 13th, 2021


this week's text is a book review (!!!) of Mieko Kawakami's Breasts and Eggs! 

read the text here

Review: The Last of Us Part II

June 6th, 2021


This week I've written about The Last of Us Part II and doing things in video games you don't want to do. I don't know if this is necessarily a review, it's more just a text about the thing. Trying out something newwww. …

Review: Walter Price, Pearl Lines @ Camden Art Centre

May 30th, 2021


This week's text is a review! of Walter Price's show, Pearl Lines at Camden Art Centre. This is the first show I've seen in person since last Autumn, and honestly i spent the last half of this text trying to figure out …

Writers Grant Recipient 009: NATALIE TAN

May 17th, 2021


We’re so pleased to announce, the 9th recipient of the Writers Grant has been given to Natalie Tan. Natalie has a bi-weekly newsletter called Simmer Down, that reflects on food and memory, and she sent us some back …

A text about The Anxiety-Free Cruise by My Brother, My Brother and Me

May 16th, 2021


A bit of a different one this week: I have written about the podcast I fall asleep to every night. It's Episode #328 of 'My Brother, My Brother and Me,' titled 'The Anxiety-Free Cruise.' I write about sleep, …

Review: Tales from the Silk Road, Baesianz & Nowness Asia

May 9th, 2021


This week's text is a review!

I'll be chatting about Tales from the Silk Road, a cluster of films curated by Baesianz, and hosted on Nowness Asia.  

At the time of writing, there are 3 films up: Inside Out, by Sarah Khan

Review: the park

May 2nd, 2021


At 7.30 on Wednesdays, a Labrador Club meets up on the main field. If I time it right, which I usually do, on Wednesday mornings I run through a sea …

Review: Fall Guys

April 25th, 2021


This week's review is Fall Guys, the 2020 platform battle royale that went viral last summer. It's taken me a long time to write about it but I'm glad I waited til now! I won my first game 2 days ago and it clicked the …

The Long COVID Episode

April 22nd, 2021


We haven't recorded a chatty episode in literal months, so we have a quick catch up on what we've been doing since we last spoke to you - and then we just get into it. This is the Long COVID Episode. Gab got COVID as …

Review: The Dancing Face by Mike Phillips

April 18th, 2021


this week's text is a book review (!!!) of Mike Phillips' The Dancing Face. Originally published in the 90s, it has been republished this year, as part of a 6-book series selected by Bernadine Evaristo, called Black …

Writers Grant Recipient 008: ORNA KAZIMI

April 14th, 2021


Time flies, we’re now on the 8th recipient of the Writers Grant, and we are so happy to announce it has been given to Orna Kazimi. Orna sent us a short publication, called Catfish (which you can read below). We haven’t …

Review: Mundaun

April 11th, 2021


Spoiler-free review of the best game I've played in literally months, and the first horror game I've ever played. I shouted out loud on my own at one point because I got so scared and somehow I'm still recommending you …

Can White People Ever Be Radical?

April 4th, 2021


this week’s text is a cute lil art thought! the title is not clickbait, it is genuinely the question I am asking: thinking around Beeple & NFTs, …

Review: Clawee, the remote claw machine app

March 28th, 2021


For this week's review, I played on a live claw machine remotely and... I hated it. Not good, not cool, not fun at all. And also potentially …

Review: Maquette

March 20th, 2021


happy Sunday the gang, I think this is my favourite game review I've ever written and I hope you enjoy it even if you don't play games. It's about …

Review: NUTS

March 18th, 2021


Hi podcast gang, I've been off sick with covid/long covid but I've been able to record audio for some recent reviews + uploading em now! 

This is a …

Review: Calico

March 18th, 2021


hi gang, it's gab. Sorry for the absence. I have been out of action because covid, and now I've got long covid, but my voice is finally strong enough that I can record the reviews I've been publishing over the past few …

Review: Art Sqool

March 18th, 2021


Hellooooo podcast listeners, it's gab. long time no speak! Sorry for the absence. I have been out of action because covid, and now I've got long covid, but my voice is finally strong enough that I can record the reviews …

Review: Run! BTS

January 29th, 2021


Posting this week's review here, while the podcast is on hold for a bit. So, in case you missed it, here it is on PODCAST PLATFORMS TOO This week's …

Review: Death Stranding

November 30th, 2020


We're going to start posting reviews here in between the big podcasts we do, hope you enjoy! This week's review is Death Stranding, the 2019 video game by Hideo Kojima that has completely changed the way I feel about …

Everything you need to know about funding

November 24th, 2020


Hello allies and frenemies, it is Gabrielle and Zarina - art critic / game critic baby gods. This time you don’t just have to put up with us telling stories and making each other laugh - this episode is actually USEFUL, …

Kardashians & Kottagecore

November 11th, 2020


Hello cowards and abominable entities, it is Gabrielle and Zarina - art critic / game critic baby gods. This episode of our podcast is, quite frankly, a continuation of last episode's mild chaos. We talk about reality …

The culture that saved us in lockdown

October 27th, 2020


Hello friends & enemies, it is Gabrielle and Zarina - art critic / game critic baby gods. This second episode of our much-lauded podcast is a lil …

The White Pube Origin Story

October 7th, 2020


Hello friends and cowards, it is Gabrielle and Zarina - art critic / game critic baby gods. We used to have a podcast once upon a time when we were in university together and it was easy enough to start recording the …

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