Mark Kermode

The Big Interview: Mark Kermode

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming book, we caught up with the Observer’s new film critic, Mark Kermode… Kermode on: his new book, Hatchet Jobs: Love Movies, Hate Critics When I started...


AND Festival – Previewed

Back in Liverpool for 2013, festival of new media Abandon Normal Devices is a more focused affair…   Founded in 2009 Abandon Normal Devices (more commonly known as AND Festival) is the multi-disciplinary...

Mark Boulos' Echo/AND

Culture Diary w/c 30-09-13

Monday – Mark Kermode Presents Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics 7pm @ FACT When the Observer’s much admired film critic, Philip French retired recently, the newspaper moved to replace him with another specialist...

Takeaway (detail), Gareth Arrowsmith

Artist of the Month: Gareth Arrowsmith

Gorillaz, caricatures and music magazines: we see what our latest Artist of the Month is made of… When we first noticed Gareth’s work, the thing we immediately latched on to is an unavoidable...

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

Playlist: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

The second Liverpool Psych Fest is almost upon us. We’ve got the playlist to get you in the mood… As DJ Bernie Connor noted in his piece in the Guardian Guide last Saturday,...


Future City: The Futurist Library

This week’s Future City event includes a library of the future, stocked with books deemed essential to such a thing. What would you choose? If you had to suggest books for a library...

Zoe Beloff: Dreamland


Zoe Beloff constructs a world of escapism, dreams and admiration in the Grundy Gallery’s latest exhibition, finds Denise Courcoux… Sigmund Freud, founding father of psychoanalysis, paid a visit to the Coney Island funfairs,...

Treacy Danny Them detail

3 am: Dread Hour or Magic Hour?

The hours beyond twilight often instill dread, but the Bluecoat’s artistic director Bryan Biggs finds they can also inspire…   The creative pull of the nocturnal hours on artists extends beyond visual art...


Culture Diary w/c 23-09-13

Monday – Christine 9pm @ FACT We must admit to having sidestepped last week’s start of Stephen King season at FACT. Being that it began its run with recent Frank Darabont turkey, The...