Monthly Archives: May 2014
In America during the Great Depression there was a huge underground market for so-called ‘Tijuana bibles’, small bootleg comics which depicted the family-friendly cartoon stars of the day – Popeye, Dick Tracy – getting up all sorts of rude, adult and not at all family-friendly things.Read the full story..
You know how upsetting it is when a singer has the temerity to cover your favourite artist?Read the full story..
On a recent trip to Manchester Art Gallery, it struck me how little attention the gallery draws to the more famous names who populate its permanent collection.Read the full story..
- Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester
- Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse
- Video: Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms? Northern Soul heads to the streets to investigate.
- Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool: Northern Soul chats to curator Tamar Hemmes
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
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Thought for the Day: "Original work finds its way out. It's like the grass growing up through the concrete." - Alan Plater