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It’s been a while since this erstwhile journalist wrote anything about art. These days I’m too busy drinking and doing drugs and women. Oh, and my job, of course, which […]

Review: Onegin at the Royal Opera House

As any fan of Mad Men will tell you, nostalgia literally means ‘the pain of an old wound being re-opened’. So either Kasper Holten, Covent Garden’s new artistic director, is […]

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

This review will start, as all Scott Walker reviews must, by explaining that Scott is the greatest lyricist, vocalist, conductor, experimenter, influence, and all around genius alive today. This review […]

Copyright First Look Studios

Bad Lieutenant:
A Masterpiece

Take Nick Cage, an actor with more ups and downs than a manic-depressive yo-yo, throw him together with acclaimed directer Werner Herzog (Stroszeck, Grizzly Man) and Xzibit (yes, that Xzibit) […]

The Apple iPad is the Suckiest Hyped-Up Product in History

So the iPad’s here, is it? Well the iPad can fuck right off. Let’s get the obvious shit out of the way with first. It’s a giant iPhone. It doesn’t […]

The Limits of Control

When is a film not a film? Well, arguably, when nothing happens, and when the (unnamed) lead character has approximately ten lines of dialogue in a little under two hours. […]

Lucas Price @ Black Rat Press

In a week that saw Damien Hirst’s career flushed down the toilet for a morbid obsession with skulls and death, Richard Allday visited Lucas Price’s new exhibit — also featuring skulls and death — and was pleasantly surprised.

Faster Than Sound Festival

Jimmy Tidey reviews the Faster Than Sound Festival. Where else can you see a miniature mechanical orchestra perform in the darkened recesses of the nation’s cold war infrastructure?

Tim Exile goes pop!

Jimmy Tidey reports… Planet Mu’s ’200+’ celebration of their 200th release, held at Corsica Studios, promised to be significant not only for the numerical milestone it celebrated but also for […]

The London Art Fair – An Outsider’s Perspective

The London Art Fair reviewed from an outsider’s perspective. We hear the cocktails were nice and the eye candy was even better, not to be philistines about it, obviously.