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

Be Here Then

Be Here Then

20 years on, Noel and Liam Gallagher speak about two nights at Knebworth in August 1996 that guaranteed their names would live forever. (GQ) 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

Kills. Thrills. Spills.

Kills. Thrills. Spills.

When guitarist Jamie Hince’s hand started rotting from the inside out, it could have spelled the end for The Kills. Instead, it freed him and bandmate Alison Mosshart to reinvent their bluesy sound. (NME) Continue reading

Under cover pop

Under cover pop

A new wave of artists are swapping vast recording studios and overpriced producers for bedrooms and laptops. Meet the artists making pop by themselves, for themselves. (The Guardian) 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