Intimate Strangers

Howard Dyke and Geraldine Swayne first met in 2008, when they were asked to co-curate Fresh Air Machine...

The Orton Diaries

She’s won a BRIT Award, worked with everyone from William Orbit to Emmylou Harris and seen her marriages...

Lost and Found

Final Spin This winter saw the sad demise of a particularly lovely and fecund independent; Spinney Records is...

Cindy Sherman

With a career spanning three decades, Cindy Sherman still has her finger on the button. Working alone using herself...

The Sinister Cat

Keiron Phelan salutes Tim Ten Yen, the all-singing, all-dancing ‘Salaryman’ and hero of the world’s unlikeliest cool genre:...

Parallel Lines

It was the era of Greenham Common, the miners’ strike and venal Yuppies in pastel sports cars busily...

Still Life in Real Time

From grainy scenes of nineteenth century mill workers to the latest YouTube upload, the moving image has long...

Intimate Strangers

Stuart Cumberland and Phillip Allen first met in the early ’90s. They were introduced to one another by...

Lost and Found

Trans, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Southbank Centre In honour of Karlheinz Stockhausen — the German composer and father of electronic avant-garde,...

Power to the People

June 2006. Some musician friends of mine had scored a gig at JAMM in Brixton; I went along...