In Defence of Criticism

In Defence of Criticism

Lately, we’ve found ourselves on the receiving end of hurt feelings. We outline why it’s sometimes hard, but so important, to retain standards and therefore credibility…   Writing critically, dispensing balanced, well-argued opinion...

Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

Mishka Henner:
Precious Commodities

Nothing is what it seems in the Open Eye Gallery’s latest exhibition…  Arriving at the Open Eye Gallery for the latest exhibition, Mishka Henner’s Precious Commodities, you could be forgiven a genuine cartoon-style...

Martina Calajová

Profile – Graphic Designer Martina Calajová

We talk good internships, inspiration and ambition with Czech graphic designer Martina Calajová… We first meet Martina Calajová in the offices of Smiling Wolf when she makes us a (great) cup of coffee,...

Paddy Steer's Three Pronged Audio Bath

Threshold 2013 – Reviewed

Last weekend Threshold was three years old. We were on the look-out for signs of maturity… It must be tempting, when you have three days and virtually all of the available creative space...

Particle Velocity, Tues/Weds at the Playhouse

Culture Diary w/c 11-03-13

Monday – Stornoway 8pm @ the Kazimier £13 If drawing unfair and lazy comparisons to Mumford and Sons – yes there are pianos and organs involved – Oxford quartet Stornoway evoke none of the repellent...

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

Film Podcast #24: A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Film Podcast #24: A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman by The Double Negative on Mixcloud DW Mault reviews this ‘factually incorrect’ animated biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one...

Joan as Policewoman

My Gurl: Subverting Rock

On International Women’s Day, we thought it only fitting to celebrate some of our favourite female artists, playlist style…  Historically, women in pop and rock are generally only allowed to play one of...


Home Is Where The Art Is

International artwork in a flat in Toxteth? We are invited into an exhibition with a twist … It’s quite weird to be greeted into an exhibition by someone wearing pyjamas. But it’s not...

Maps & Atlases @ the Kazimier

Tall Ships/Maps & Atlases – Reviewed

Thom Isom finds a pair of headliners in fine fettle at the Kazimier… This show has been subject to great anticipation, one of those rare events that comes along once in a blue...