RIP Blockbuster

RIP Blockbuster

Stuart Ian Burns takes a trip down memory lane, when renting a film meant endless waiting, bus trips and fines … When it was announced that Blockbuster had entered administration, my first reaction...

©National Trust Images/Edward Chambré Hardman Collection

Culture Diary w/c 21-01-13

Monday – Fear And Desire 9pm @ FACT Fear And Desire, about soldiers trapped behind enemy lines, has never been an easy film to get hold of. Primarily because Stanley Kubrick’s debut feature...

Lovebird with Grenade, 2012, courtesy Nancy Fouts

London Art Fair

Sarah Creed navigates Islington’s Business Design Centre for her very first London Art Fair experience … Now in its 25th year, the London Art Fair opened its doors last Wednesday for a five day...

Kubrick's Fear and Desire

Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire

DW Mault on Fear And Desire, the debut denounced by Stanley Kubrick… Cinema, like life, is the very element of subjectivity and sometimes the people closest to something miss what is apparent only...

Django Unchained

Film Podcast #18: Django Unchained

Film Podcast #18: Django Unchained by The Double Negative on Mixcloud DW Mault reviews Quentin Tarantino’s new violent western, Django Unchained. With the help of a German bounty hunter and former dentist, Dr....

Postcard Player by Uniform

Week at a Glance 18-01-2013

Uniform nominated for top design prize  Liverpool-based agency Uniform has been nominated in the digital category for the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year 2013. Their innovative Postcard Player, which uses postcards printed with...

The Joy Formidable

On The Horizon: Gigs Coming This Way

Itching to see what gigs will make up the next few months? Here’s a playlist featuring our pick of some of the best… If you’re anything like us, you’ll have spent the first...

Print studios at the Bluecoat

How to … Print

What are the secrets of a great intaglio or screen print? We pop down to the Bluecoat Print Studios to find out … Hello! Who are you? And hello to you too. My...

Delianmode illustration by Brigitte Archambault

Delia Darlings Reviewed

C James Fagan on Delia Derbyshire, a musical pioneer who continues to inspire…   This year sees the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science-fiction TV programme,  the BBC’s Doctor Who, whose...