Bridge of Sighs. Photo courtesy Peter Goodbody

Venice Biennale 2013 — In Pictures

Photographer Peter Goodbody walks us through his Venice Biennale… starting with Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş’ performative celebration of the biennale (above), The Romanian Pavilion Above: Sailing under The Bridge of Sighs Il Palazzo...

Tea in the British Pavilion. Photo courtesy Peter Goodbody

Venice Biennale and
Tea at the British Pavilion

Peter Goodbody extols the virtues of tea as the perfect way to enjoy the world’s oldest arts festival… Most things are made better by a nice cup of tea, even riots and invasions...


Subversive: George A. Romero

It is a pleasing truth that there is more at play in the films of George A. Romero than mere blood and guts…  Though hardly the first director to tackle Zombies (it is...

On the verge

Writer On the Verge

What is at play in the mind of the live art critic? C James Fagan explores the realities of reporting on the genre… I’ve been going to and writing about performance and live...


Culture Diary w/c 21-10-13

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool, London and Manchester… Monday – Magic Arm 8pm @ Leaf £5 Described by Iron & Wine’s Samuel Beam as a “master...

Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington, You Never See Them Like This – Reviewed

The current exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery is challenging and insightful in its questioning of war… To an outsider at least, the motivations and intent of a combat photographer can be hard...

Eduardo T Basualdo's TEORIA (Theory, 2013) at PSM in Frame, Frieze London. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

Art Fairs: Our Survival Guide

Whether entertainment or strictly business, art fairs can present real opportunities. But where to start? We ask the people who know best… If you’ve been living on the moon you might not have noticed...

Bright Phoebus

Bright Phoebus Revisited – Reviewed

A lost classic resurfaces at the Liverpool Philharmonic, leaving Andrew Foulds a Bright Phoebus devotee…  Written by brother and sister duo Mike and Lal Waterson, the folk album Bright Phoebus was released in...

Burt Bacharach

Playlist: The (un-ironic) Joy of Easy Listening

When somebody mentions Easy Listening, what is your reaction? If it’s to cringe, consider yourself off our Christmas list…  For some time now, the only way to properly appreciate the genre we term...