Liverpool Biennial 2012

Culture Diary w/c 10-09-12

Monday – Vertigo 1.40pm @ FACT It was revealed in the September issue of Sight & Sound magazine that, after an unbroken half century of hegemony, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane had lost top...

Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music

The Big Interview: Lauren Laverne

We spoke to BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne about indie-pop stardom, her debut novel and what she really thinks about today’s bands…  Lauren Laverne first came to public – and our...

Tim Burton

The World of Tim Burton

With Hallowe’en on the way, The World of Tim Burton is a perfect excuse to reacquaint ourselves with this maverick of the macabre… This week saw FACT’s The World of Tim Burton season...

John Moores Painting Prize Judges l-r Yentob, Shaw, Banner, Blaswick

The Big Interview: George Shaw

We met painter, Turner Prize 2011 nominee, and John Moores Painting Prize 2012 judge, George Shaw, to talk honestly about prizes, other artists and being misanthropic … The Double Negative: Alongside judging the...

Natalie McCool

Natalie McCool – in the ascendency

We spoke to Natalie McCool about songwriting with Macca, the tabloid press and Bernard Butler…  We’re a little early for our slot to interview Natalie McCool, so we wait as she finishes soundchecking....

Isolda Dychauk in Faust

Film Podcast #7: Faust

DW Mault reviews Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s Faust. This version of the German legend – in which a man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge – won the Golden...

Alien Anthology All Nighter @ FACT

Alien Anthology All-Nighter @ FACT

Unintended jump-cuts and radio-silence seemed par for the course, but Kevin Hunt found out it made for an all the more enthralling fan-based experience… Billed as a test of endurance, a movie marathon...

Allo Darlin', courtesy Nik Vestberg

Culture Diary w/c 03-09-12

Monday – Natalie McCool, Thin Air single launch, 8pm @ Studio 2, Parr Street £3 Recently Louder than War’s New Artist Of The Day,  John Robb said of Natalie McCool: “A striking look,...