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The Great Merlini

The Great Merlini

Growing up in Budapest, David Merlini became so obsessed with Harry Houdini he decided to follow in his shackled footsteps. (b inspired) Continue reading

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Model villages

Model villages

The spirit of peace and love lives on in a few special places across Europe. I share the five big ideas behind these tiny utopias. (Easyjet Traveller) Continue reading

Dominant

Dominant

Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy and Billions – actress Maggie Siff usually lives in very masculine worlds both on and off screen, but that doesn’t mean she’s just going to accept the status quo. (The Fall) Continue reading

The Artist

The Artist

Film’s favourite eccentric, Sam Rockwell, cites technique, training and hard work as the key to his success. But let’s not forget the electrifying talent – and some funky dance moves. (The Fall) Continue reading

Shooting the impossible dream

Shooting the impossible dream

It’s already the stuff of cinema legend, but after 27 years and numerous failed attempts, Terry Gilliam’s attempt to bring Spain’s most famous novel to the screen could be reaching its end. It’s an epic quest befitting of Don Quixote himself. (Easyjet Traveller) Continue reading

Theatreland

Theatreland

London’s West End may combine grand traditions, beautiful venues and decades of history, but at its heart there lies a shrewd, modern business model that’s tailor-made for the 21st century. I spent a week peering behind the curtain. (Easyjet Traveller) Continue reading

Mash It Up!

Mash It Up!

Belgian techno superstars Soulwax may reject their tag as pioneers of the mash-up – but the word is a pretty good description of their 20-year career. (b inspired) Continue reading

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Andy Ford’s passion for his subject is palpable in this series looking at southwest England’s vibrant punk scene. (The Royal Photographic Society Journal) Continue reading

Tink

Tink

20-year-old R&B protégé from Chicago being mentored by Timbaland. Her velvet vocals are as comfortable rapping over modern beats as singing soul-bearing ballads. (Mixmag) Continue reading

Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture

24-year-old East London-based producer James Greenwood leaves engineering for Daniel Avery behind to create his own dreamlike world. (Mixmag) Continue reading