Signs Of The Times

I spotted these two on my travels last week; there are still tickets available for the first event, but don’t take anything from the bread shop with you.

Where The Hell Is Finsbury?

Is there any other part of London that moves about so much? I knew Lenin lived here and it was a large London constituency, but where is it? Well, it used to be around Roseberry Avenue (near Sadler’s Wells) but it’s now near Holborn, except that Finsbury Circus and Finsbury Square are separate and Finsbury […]

Film Freak No.3: Noir

My other half won’t watch old movies, as if their age somehow invalidates them, but I love ’em. The great noir thrillers often clocked in at around 65 minutes, but boy, they packed in wit, ingenuity, bad attitude and style. In most horror or crime films the criminals know they’re guilty, but in a noir […]

London’s Weirdest Fortnight

I hate the next two weeks. They come around every year, and I dread them. This is when we realise how far North we live. Maybe its my melatonin levels, but I’m kind of like a farmer; I sleep when it’s dark and wake when it’s light. So for the next two weeks, the sun […]

Lo-Fi Fun

The ever-vigilant Ian Alexander Martin of Atomic Fez Publishing sends me this excellent lo-fi vid ‘Her Morning Elegance’ by Oren Lavie, and it makes a perfect accompaniment to the animated Post-It note video that was going around a short while ago.

Film Freak No.2 Top Ten Ingenious Films

If there’s one word movies are afflicted with, it’s ‘edgy’. Why does everything have to be edgy? What does it mean; liable to get you thrown in jail? Or just young and a bit sweary? When directors tell me their next movie is going to be really edgy I always assume they’re still trying to […]

Why There’s Nothing In The Newspaper

What happened to the Y2K bug that was going to drop planes from the sky and crash all our computers? Well, it didn’t actually exist. The scare (which created a multi-million pound industry) can be traced back to a single paragraph in a local paper – but nobody checked the truth. Award-winning journalist Nick Davies’ […]

Fall Out!

Please tell me these aren’t faked.

Liveable Cities

London has failed to make the Top 50 – that’s the Top 50 – most liveable cities in the world. At Number One place – as usual – was Vancouver, Canada, which ticked nearly all of the required boxes. The list, annually compiled by a human resources company, uses these categories to assess each city. […]

The London Nobody Knows

Well, a lot of people know it now because ‘The London Nobody Knows’, a documentary released as a B feature in 1967, has been frequently shown on TV, but it’s just been put out as part of a new DVD box set called ‘The London Collection’. It’s a bit of a motley assortment of films, […]