Society

In Bright Axiom: The House of the Latitude

As an introduction to the secret society, this documentary is a disjointed narrative where the whole is less than the sum of occasionally fascinating parts....

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Always-On, All-the-Time: COVID in the World of 24/7 News

Two decades into a fundamentally new media environment, we’re still discovering the impact of the Internet on the information we consume — COVID-19 exposes some of the damage done....

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Surviving Lockdown: On Community and Inclusivity

Part five of Surviving Lockdown talks creating strong community groups to help rebuild society post-pandemic, with anti-racism as an intrinsic part of a new future. ...

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When Gonzo Met Farce

Conception unknown, The Buried Spitfires of Burma: A ‘Fake’ History is a tortured love child of Thompson’s Rum Diary and Poe’s "Gold Bug". ...

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Isolation Walks: A Visual Meditation

If we are ever to emerge from this dystopian vision with poise, we will have to be extra humble, strong and empathetic. ...

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Architecture and Aesthetic Errors

Modernist architecture, seen as art, falls into aesthetic error when it fails to address the nature of the lives encompassed by it....

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Surviving Lockdown: Daryl Goh on Self-Judgement

Up next in the series, Nicola Anthony examines guilt, and how artists can objectively evaluate their own work whilst ignoring the niggling voice of self-judgement. ...

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Gorillas, Trains, Whips and Chains

Barring no holds, Hollywood Bound is a well-curated, hilariously captioned collection of major-studio movie bondage that serves up equal helpings entertainment and old-Hollywood nostalgia. ...

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His Holiness Blinded Me With Science

If the viewer focuses intensely in The Dalai Lama: Scientist, such effort will be rewarded with insight, if not total consciousness…...

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Surviving Lockdown: Tabish Khan and the Inner Critic

Part three explores the feelings of self-lambasting that many people experience when given the time and space to turn the critical eye upon their lives. ...

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The Unnatural History Museum

Where many other, more famous museums may pay a nod here and there to the strange, the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities is devoted to it....

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Surviving Lockdown: What Do We Surround Ourselves With?

The next instalment in our series of interviews to pick up tips from the arts to help get through this unusual period....

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Punk Rock Fight Club: The Beat Down at CBGB

Anarchy is a return to the natural order. Might makes right. If you are a punk in the pit, you might get hit. ...

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Surviving Lockdown: Behind the Scenes in the Art Studio

A series of video interviews with figures from the art world explores transferrable skills from the arts to help survive these out-of-the-ordinary times. ...

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Bravado, Humility and Bloody-Mindedness

Alongside writer Olivier Bocquet, comic book artist Jean-Marc Rochette has created an unusual autobiographical account of his experiences as a climber....

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London’s Lost Bohemia and the Three Graces of Soho Pt. III

A recent interview with cult novelist Laura Del Rivo triggers memories of a lost poetess and a mysterious countess. ...

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London’s Lost Bohemia and the Three Graces of Soho Pt. II

A recent interview with cult novelist Laura Del Rivo triggers memories of a lost poetess and a mysterious countess. ...

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London’s Lost Bohemia and the Three Graces of Soho

A recent interview with cult novelist Laura Del Rivo triggers memories of a lost poetess and a mysterious countess....

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Saucy, Piquant, With a Faustian Aftertaste

A film for a specific taste is Phillip Humm's The Last Faust really that indigestible? A review and an entreaty for more divisive filmmaking ...

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An Election Waiting to Happen with Billy Bragg

Every generation has to find its own way to deal with the problems it faces. Red Wedge was our generation and it came out of a specific set of circumstances. Other generations will find other ways....

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French New Wave: A Revolution in Design

This meticulously researched book from Reel Art Press is an extensive collection of French New Wave posters, which were equally as innovative as the films themselves....

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The Dance of Death: A Vanitas

In this collection of cartoons loosely based on the Danse Macabre, Martin Rowson takes aim at a number of targets from 21st century life he deems significant....

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Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film

The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film is a scrupulous study of a film’s inception and its progression through to finish....

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Who Feels It, Knows It

Only from loneliness will you know what saudade is, and it’s for this reason fado is so important to the Portuguese far away from their beloved country....

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Not For Her…

A poetography piece dedicated to Greta Thunberg, by photojournalist Julio Etchart....

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TRA: Title

Title: Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019...

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TRA: E.T.

E.T. Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019...

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Whitewash Packs a Razor-Sharp and Warmly Funny Punch

Warmly funny and thought-provoking, Gabriel Bisset-Smith’s play is an important contribution to the representation of mixed-race people in culture....

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TRA: Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs - Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019...

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Evangelion: An overlooked masterpiece

Evangelion, or the beast that shouted "I" at the heart of the world. Legendary series reaches out....

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