Amid the clouds of smoke, dust and ash of the photograph are two partially obscured figures.Read the full story..
I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.Read the full story..
This year marks the 350th anniversary of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, the story of the fall of Satan and the destruction of Paradise. With this in mind, Manchester’s Portico Library is staging an inspiring and enlightening exhibition.Read the full story..
“It’s the idea that you get a solo show and you give it away.”Read the full story..
As we journey around our digital world, we are well used to following links and making connections between subjects that we might not otherwise have explored. For those of us who are fatally inquisitive, even if just as a means to procrastinate, this endless hop, skip and jump from subject to subject has its dangers.Read the full story..
It seems obvious to me now that Yves Klein‘s Leap into the Void was a fake.Read the full story..
Within the field of modern comics, Watchmen and The Walking Dead loom very large indeed.Read the full story..
We’ve all heard it said that Britain doesn’t make things any more. We’re a service economy apparently, although I’ve never been quite certain what that entails. Does it mean we’re now merely the kind of country that waits at traffic lights to wipe the world’s windscreens, then hustles for a few coins in return?Read the full story..
When you’re raising kids, it can be difficult to decide on the right moment to bring them face to face with life’s nether regions.Read the full story..
Anyone who knows me will realise that any sharp intakes of breath I might elicit from passing fashionistas are considerably more likely to be gasps of horror than of approval.Read the full story..
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