London Film Festival : Computer Chess

A film that will likely appeal to only the film aficionado. But for that aficionado it is a quietly hilarious little gem....

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Obelyskkh : Hymn to Pan

What we have here is a doom sound with strong prog and alt rock influences. Also, fucking squirrels. ...

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Desert Diamonds Point to Crashed Comet

Comets contain the very secrets to unlocking the formation of our solar system and this discovery gives us an unprecedented opportunity to study comet material first hand...

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Liu Xiaodong at Lisson Gallery

There is a modesty and complexity in the self-aware theatricality of his approach that eschews any defined categories or cultural heritage...

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Do You Have Cyberchondria? Google it.

When you look at a medical book, you might not see all the possibilities at once, but online you're presented with so many...

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Loitered Lens : London Tattoo Convention

Loitered Lens reports from London Tattoo Convention...

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These Hidden Hands [Album]

Here the nostalgia isn't simplistically or naively wistful, but darker and tenser....

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Thatcher: I’m Glad She’s Dead

On Thatcher's birthday weekend, we look back on her demise...

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London Tattoo Convention

From the plain-skinned first-timers curious to dip a toe in the ink to those who embrace tattoos as an integral part of their life, there is much here to catch the imagination and stimulate the...

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Portraits of American Bikers [Interview]

It's about people keeping their word, helping one another when in need and always showing a certain amount of respect for individualism, without judgment....

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The Temperance Movement [Live]

'Understated bluesy soloing rather than pyrotechnic shredding'. Trebuchet catches The Temperance Movement live....

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The Presence, Savage Nomads, Jon Byrne [Free]

The Presence, about whom Trebuchet has been whispering for some months now, launch themselves on London’s discerning publique....

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Druids, Magic Mushrooms and Cultural Memory

Iron Age Druids might have known about and used magic mushrooms even if there's no way of testing it....

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Puke-Perfumed Lampreys Looking for Love

Sea lampreys and silver lampreys were drawn upstream by the smell of bile salts. Only the sea lampreys, though, swam in looking for love...

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The Beat Instrumental

Without sung text the listener was invited to create an entire narrative based on only the title and the music itself. You had to do a little (imaginative) work. ...

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Einstein Was Better Connected than You

A tangled web. Einstein had more extensive connections between certain parts of his cerebral hemispheres than most....

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London Film Festival : Teenage

The teenager is a creature whose needs and wants are the same, no matter the era...

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Anna Calvi : One Breath

As with all material on this sublime record, Calvi thrashes her inspirations into unique statements....

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Hanging Offence : Vitrine, Bermondsey Street

There is nothing better than entering an artist’s studio and just knowing that by collaborating with this person something amazing can be created...

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Oceano : Incisions

The first thing that is immediately noticeable about Incisions is the sound design. From the first discordant riff and throat-wrenching roar of opening track ‘Eternal Wasteland’, it’s proven a...

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Loitered Lens : Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons

Puss Johnson cut a dated dash in red boots, tight leopard print attire, high lacquered hair and leopard face paint. You know, like you have at kids parties....

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Video: Wildhearts and Napalm Death in Mutation

Video: Mutation, the collective helmed by Ginger Wildheart, is streaming “Relentless Confliction,” from the band’s forthcoming debut Error 500 (released via Ipecac, Oct. 28)...

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Instagram Puts You Off Your Food

If you're on Instagram all day looking at all of the salads your friends post, you're probably not going to enjoy your next salad...

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The Criminalisation of Unemployed People

As Osborne announces compulsory community work, are the long-term unemployed being treated as criminals?...

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Seamus Heaney Tribute : London Irish Centre

The Irish community in London gathers to celebrate the life and work of the great man....

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Pierre Deutschmann : Betroit

It would have been all too easy to attempt this kind of fusion cynically or unimaginatively, but Berliner Pierre Deutschmann manouevres around these traps with great skill....

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Avoid Bad Luck with Science

Our findings suggest that not all actions to undo a jinx are equally effective...

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There Has Possibly Been An Incident [Theatre]

It's slightly pretentious. And it will frustrate you. But mostly with how close to brilliant it gets....

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Anne Pigalle Presents Madame Sex

Anne Pigalle, the last Chanteuse, returns to old Soho with a series of live performances....

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Art of Peace : Artraker Award Winners

In conflict, art and creativity can counter some of the media’s shortcomings in communicating the horrors of war and oppression, and remind us of the need to turn our attention, instead, to peace....

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