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Issue 28 February 2016

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.

This month's articles

Algernon Cornelius Upbeat Production

Taking inspiration from his surroundings, Algernon Cornelius makes music for your listening pleasure. Having a musician granddad who…

Filmreel Mistakes and Missed Takes

Adventures in amateur filmmaking - learning the ropes behind the camera from disasters to brutal feedback to the glaringly cringe.

A Sketch By Doctormagiot

He noticed Fneremy’s eyes. There was a lot more movement than he would have liked. The thought crossed his mind that this might not end…

Cosmosis The Third

It started life in 2014 as a small DIY psych scene event co-created by the local club promoters Remake Remodel and live music agents and…

Localcheck Our Friends in the North

The Tories have always been masters of divide and rule politics. The current crop of Etonians have been taught to rule ever since they were…

Sound Throwing Darts in Lovers' Eyes

The news arrived by text, waking me up on a Monday morning. No time was available to take stock of this, what it meant to me, or why. Yet,…

Turning Up The Heat

Three weeks ago, I reviewed a fantastic production of Orphans at Hope Mill Theatre and was blown away by the standard. Leafing through the…

Trident: Decision Time

Can peace be achieved by two men, each with a loaded gun, a nervous finger on each trigger? Will fear of mutual destruction safeguard…