The Imposter

The Imposter. Flattering to deceive?

Fauxmentary or stunning insight? Laura Brown went along to The Imposter Q&A at FACT looking for answers… If there is one defining statement that will sum up our time I believe – and I’m...

Kwes, Opera di Peroni

Opera. But not as we know it…

Opera di Peroni is the cunning plan to open the eyes and ears of people who would ordinarily just as soon be elsewhere. Rachael Jones wonders, did it work? The idea behind Opera...

A Simple Life

Film Podcast #5: A Simple Life

DW Mault reviews Ann Hui’s drama A Simple Life – after suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people’s home. Stars...

Ridley Scott's Alien

Culture Diary w/c 20-08-12

Monday – Stealing Sheep: Into The Diamond Sun If you can find a review for Stealing Sheep’s debut album (out today on Heavenly Records) which doesn’t reference The Wicker Man, you’ll have done well....


Biennial 2012: 2up2down

Linda Pittwood visits one of Liverpool Biennial’s more ambitious community arts projects … Earlier in the year I escaped from the Sea Odyssey giants and the related monstrous crowds to visit 2up2down at their...


Call in to Cow&Co

A new shop has opened in Liverpool ONE and it’s making us suffer from a serious case of the stuff lust … Wander over the road from Salt House Tapas or Duke Street...

Liverpool Biennial 2012

Biennial Highlights: Our Top Ten

It’s that time again. The UK’s Biennial - a free feast of international contemporary art dotted all over the city – kicks off in Liverpool in just a few short weeks. Known for...

The Press - what are they like, eh?

Too Grim Up North?

With the Biennial and John Moores painting prize around the corner, we consider how Liverpool and the rest of the region’s art output is served by the national media… As 2011 drew to...

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard – Previewed

Jeffrey Lewis: 21st Century Troubadour… First time we came across Jeffrey Lewis, our immediate thought was along the lines of: “Why listen to this guy when you’ve got x, y, z who already...