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You can imagine the Faber editors salivating at the prospect of this book. 'Snow angered Islamists and Westernised Turks alike when it came...
Jack Rathbone's 'malarial' paintings may materialise from the muddy swamps of Port Mungo, the Honduran river town of the title, but it is the...
The measured decision to publish The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst's exquisite fourth novel, to coincide with the 25th anniversary...
The undeveloped backwater that has escaped infestation by jaded backpackers and tedious soul-searching students clutching the contents of their...
'Travelling is for people who don't know how to be happy,' observes a character in the second story of Nell Freudenberger's collection. It's a neat...
Recently published in paperback, this excellent collection of interviews by reggae historian David Katz is a significant step in the archiving of...
The trials, tribulations and downright bitchiness of the UK's weather will be no stranger to those of us posted northside of Hastings. And anyone...
Electronic music owes an incomprehensible debt of gratitude to Kraftwerk. Four electrotechpopmeisters from the Rhineland took their vision of music...
In recent times of drugs seasons, exclusives and general moral panic, Stuart Walton delivers a thought-provoking and highly readable account of the...
Self-styled Underground philosopher Christopher Ross tells it like it is, through the eyes of a bottom-rung station assistant at Oxford Circus,...
As foot and mouth ravages the animal population of this country, so one naturally takes a renewed interest in all things viral, cellular and...
This monumental biography was published last year, seven years after the death of Sun Ra at the age of 79. Monumental is an appropriate word to...
The first six chapters of From Hell were originally published in the excellent (and eventually banned) small press horror comic...
In 1998 a documentary feature film was released by a small production company in New York that quickly became the most essential viewing for anyone...
Mars has always been a source of fascination, provocation and speculation within astronomical and scientific fields, but the scant information that...
It is unlikely that the full history of ska, rocksteady and reggae music has been so well documented, hand in hand with the history of the...
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