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Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Walking Dead artwork by Charlie Adlard

Comics Laureate: the creators of The Walking Dead and Watchmen talk to Northern Soul

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Comics Laureate: the creators of The Walking Dead and Watchmen talk to Northern Soul

Within the field of modern comics, Watchmen and The Walking Dead loom very large indeed.

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Film review: Supersonic

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Film review: Supersonic

Cast your mind back. Around the mid 90s, Oasis felt like a really exciting and important band. Any self-respecting music fan was obliged to own their records. Then – and it’s hard to pinpoint precisely when this was – that all changed.

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Children’s illustrator and author Nick Sharratt talks to Northern Soul

October 20, 2016 Comments Off on Children’s illustrator and author Nick Sharratt talks to Northern Soul

It’s not every day you chat to someone who has sold 40 million books. 

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Back to the Future: Sheffield’s Hole in the Road

October 18, 2016 Comments Off on Back to the Future: Sheffield’s Hole in the Road

I feel as though I’m about to die. Not in a horrific, life flashing before my eyes kind of way, but in a dreamlike, out-of-body experience. Except, if I really was about to die, I would hope that a failed 1960s underpass might not be the last thing on which I rested my earthly gaze.

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Review: Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

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?

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Queen of the Shrews: a tribute to Jean Alexander and Hilda Ogden

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Queen of the Shrews: a tribute to Jean Alexander and Hilda Ogden

The thing with shrews is this: no matter how piercing or shrill, they’re very clever.

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Chips 'n' Gravy blog by Bella Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

New Year’s resolutions for the students among us are made, not in January as you’d expect, but in September. 

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US election

Props and pinkoes: the US election

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Props and pinkoes: the US election

The other night we found our front garden sign endorsing Hillary Clinton for president face down on the grass.

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Review: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Everyone knows that 1966 was a great year. England won the World Cup, the phrase “swinging London” was used for the first time and, over in Italy, the events that led to Shakespeare writing The Two Gentlemen of Verona were being played out.

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Theresa May: is it sexist to report on the Prime Minister’s choice of footwear?

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Theresa May: is it sexist to report on the Prime Minister’s choice of footwear?

I used to work as a receptionist in the City. It was a tedious job which saw me required to wear a tight, impractical uniform and a mandatory pair of heels. My male colleagues, naturally, were allowed to wear flats.

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