The new years are still coming thick and fast, as this weekend’s Chinese New Year celebrations kick into gear. We’re also throwing out a new issue, so without further ado…

This month’s artist is Joe Magee, whose editorial work is well recognised. We’re privileged to be featuring a selection of his personal pieces.

The headlining interviews are with James Yorkston, Play With Fire, the Loiterers’ Resistance Movement and Algernon Cornelius, with plenty of reviews, previews and comments alongside.

‘Short and Sweet’ is this month’s Word Life theme, while the Books section features Bernadette Hyland’s thoughts on Angry White People by Hsiao-Hung Pai. Bernadette’s own words, Northern ReSisters, have recently been longlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.