Lars von Trier (image courtesy Christian Geisnaes)

In Profile: Lars von Trier

Infamous director Lars von Trier is back with “the least-sexy 4 hour portrayal of sex you’ll ever see.” Frederick Johnson looks at a complex man who loves to divide his audience… It’s easy to get...

Langlands & Bell, Air Routes World Night, 2001. Diagrams, Holden Gallery

“A form imbued with symbolic potency”: Diagrams

Visiting Holden Gallery’s latest exhibition, Luke Healey analyses the ‘diagram’ through the prism of art, football (!) and pseudoscience… There’s a spartan feel to the current show at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Holden Gallery. Despite...

Bruce Nauman, Harris Museum this Saturday

Culture Diary w/c 10-02-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Movies On The Mezz #4: Blade Runner (Final Cut) 7pm @ The Kazimier Garden —...

A group of Bongwonga rubber workers

Exposing the Congo

James West unearths the horrifying truth behind colonial brutality and sees how photography became a powerful catalyst in the campaign for human rights… This powerful exhibition, Brutal Exposure: the Congo, currently on show...

Rhys Chatham, A Crimson Grail, Liverpool Biennial 2012

Give It Everything You’ve Got

Responding to yesterday’s massive funding cuts, and ahead of the International Festival of Business 2014, Laura Brown argues that we need a whole new approach to arts giving in Liverpool, otherwise we risk losing...

Kraftwerk: Uncovered A Future Past, Liverpool Philharmonic

Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past

Nathan Richardson expects a tribute to Kraftwerk and instead discovers an evening of roaring, mesmeric experimentation… “What’s past is Prologue” — William Shakespeare. It is perhaps not much of an icebreaker when Icebreaker, the 12-piece...

Taxi Driver (1976)

In Profile: Taxi Driver (1976)

As we celebrate its restoration, Adam Scovell analyses the defining visual moments in Scorsese’s masterpiece — and “You talkin’ to me?” isn’t one of them… Before Martin Scorsese became obsessed with portraying intricate systems...

David Baddeley, Sein (detail)

Artist of the Month: David Baddeley

We discuss Jimmy Stewart, doodling for fun and getting lucky (!) with emerging graphic illustrator David Baddeley… You may recognise the work of graphic illustrator David Baddeley from Motel, a small grunge/Americana-themed bar on Fleet...

Dallas Buyers Club -- on general release from Friday

Culture Diary w/c 03-02-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — LAST DAY: Geoff Brokate @ Cornerhouse Bar (Manchester) — FREE Cornerhouse Projects present the...