“Disorientating films… Desperate inhumanity”: Dinh Q. Lê’s The Colony — Reviewed

Jacob Charles Wilson analyses Dinh Q. Lê’s latest video installation: a post-colonial battleground buried deep (literally and metaphorically) in thousands of years of shit… It seems unfair that the word colony should be shared between...

“An ingenious distillation of the graphic language of fast food”: Bad Scouse — Reviewed

Is pizza a shared language? Jade French takes a seat at the Tžužjj table, and finds artist and designer Mark Simmonds breaking down fast food into beautiful, abstract diagrams… According to my nan, there’s no...

“Uncompromising, naked, blunt… Humanity in extremis”: Tracey Emin And William Blake @ Tate Liverpool — Reviewed

In a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool, Liz Mitchell navigates a sobering variety of portraiture, from two very different mavericks… Blood red walls and a stew of dirty sheets. Fag butts and corn plasters;...

“History in itself is a kind of fiction, right?” — The Big Interview: Koki Tanaka

Time travelling with Koki Tanaka: Jack Roe tracked down the Japanese artist to ask him why an obscure student protest from the Liverpool history books was so key to his film installation for...

“Humour is really important in my work” — The Big Interview: Ella Kruglyanskaya

As her exhibition at Tate Liverpool comes to a close, and ahead of a new show at Tramway, Ella Kruglyanskaya talks us through the humour of her painted protagonists, and what it feels like...

“United in the shared pursuit of head-music”: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia On Five Years Of Creativity

Ahead of next weekend’s “fucking out-there” celebration of “audio-futurists”, PZYK Fest organiser Christopher Torpey gives us an insight into five year’s of diverse creativity, and why he thinks that the fiesta has such an enduring appeal… VR: adventures...

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Happaratus power glove, Morten Grønning Nielsen

Field Trip: Design Diplomacy, Helsinki Design Week

Answering questions about their careers and passions in the sumptuous surroundings of the Denmark Embassy, ”senior talent” Tauno Tarna and “young talent” Morten Grønning Nielsen set the tone for Helsinki Design Week… “Materials, simplicity, purpose”,...

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Green Man Festival 2016

Playlist: Summer Sounds Of Green Man Festival

Belle & Sebastian, Grandaddy, Battles, Lush, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts… Green Man have released a perky playlist to get you in the mood for the sunny — and hopefully scorching hot — Welsh mountains…...

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Fabric Bag >> £4 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £4 Colour: Black on post-box red Material: 100% cotton   Designed by Liverpool-based artist and graphic designer Mike Carney, and hand-screenprinted in Liverpool by In the Room Print Co., these lovely bags...