Monthly Archives: November 2014
I have a friend who has just finished training as an archivist. I have an idea what this means: I think it involves blowing cobwebs off boxes of old photos while wearing a pair of rave-style white gloves, then occasionally appearing on Who Do You Think You Are? and talking Richard Madeley through his tear-jerking past.Read the full story..
There is a moment in Rupert Wyatt‘s 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes that stops the viewer in their tracks. A moment when a good film becomes a great one, a moment rarely seen in slam-bang, effects-driven blockbusters in these franchise-saturated times.Read the full story..
When I first left home all I ate was Crispy Pancakes and Bird’s Eye Potato Waffles.Read the full story..
I saw John Hegley at Just So Festival in August this year, performing to a crowd of parents and young children. It had the potential to be a difficult gig.Read the full story..
Even people who think they know nothing and, quite possibly, care even less about contemporary art have probably heard of Andy Warhol.Read the full story..
The word ‘epic’ is one of those overused words that publishers bring out for every book more than 500 pages long. But it’s easy to believe that this word was coined for the work of David Mitchell.Read the full story..
Tampopo has brought its signature brand of Pan Asian cuisine to Manchester’s Exchange Square. Karen Connolly takes her ‘hard to please’ 13-year-old son for lunch.Read the full story..
To celebrate the life and work of musician Lindsay Cooper, four bands are coming together to perform Cooper’s music at the Lawrence Batley Theatre as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.Read the full story..
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