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Karen Dalton with Bob Dylan and Fred Neil performing at Café Wah?

The streets of history are paved with the names of musicians who were supremely talented yet failed to realise their full potential. More often than not, their natural and immense ability is overshadowed by personal demons. Drug or alcohol addiction account for many but sometimes it’s simply a case of having a self-destructive personality or …

neighbours

If you watch European cinema at all regularly, you’ll recognise Daniel Brühl. He has one of those memorable faces. You might not be able to quite place him straight away, but he’s most famous for his starring role in Good Bye Lenin!. Also receiving awards for performances in The Edukators and Love in Thoughts. The …

J Mascis

Rising from the ashes of Deep Wound, a high school hardcore punk band from western Massachusetts, J Mascis and Lou Barlow formed Dinosaur Jr. in 1984. They were joined by Murph on drums and influenced by a shared love of slower heavy music. After releasing a couple of albums, they began to gain momentum in …

A damaged picture cell of Mihail Žarov

Bill Morrison is undoubtedly one of the most interesting filmmakers working within non-fiction cinema today. His approach to his subject is wholly unique and is greatly influenced by his art. Most of his work has been collaborations with musical artists and this was also the case for his most famous film Dawson City, Frozen Time. …

rescued or captured?

In ancient times, man used to worship the gods of nature. In tune with and wholly dependent on the natural world around them, they would give sacrifices to these elemental forces which their tenuous existence depended on. Today, these figures have been almost entirely replaced and forgotten, but many of the old ways still remain …

Islamic theology, mythology and folklore is full of references to spirits, demons and supernatural creatures. References to the Djinn (Jinn or in Western parlance, genie) are frequent and the concept of these beings has survived throughout the ages. These invisible entities are associated closely with fire and are often said to materialise in animal or …

an elephant

For the vast majority of people, our ability to see even a tiny fraction of the diverse flora and fauna this planet has to offer is reliant on television or visits to zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums. Much of our knowledge has come via famous naturalists, with the likes of David Attenborough bringing wonderment to …

the newsroom

Back in the day, local newspapers played a vital role in the daily lives of every community across America. Not only were they the single source of information and news about the district, they provided a platform for residents to find, buy and sell services. That all changed with the arrival of the internet. Sales …

Rose as Julie

Humans are naturally curious. Whilst this inquisitiveness often fades as we get older, the impulse to discover our roots remains strong. Whether this is in the forlorn hope that despite an entirely unremarkable life we might have colourful and/or famous ancestors or simply an attempt to understand why we are the person we’ve become. For …

on the run

Childhood can be a magical time. Full of new and exciting experiences. Opportunities to discover and grow. A chance to make new friends and explore the world around you. However, growing up can be extremely challenging is you have an unhappy home environment. Divorce and separation can take a huge toll on young minds, but …