Culture

Lockdown loneliness in all its glorious mundanity

Photographers Benedict Brink and Clare Shilland have collaborated on a lo-fi photobook with Moon Ltd, ‘Been On My Own For Long Enough’. In it, they document their time spent in lockdown, alone, complete with bloody noses, fag breaks and a snoozing child. Ahh.

The Big Interview: John Cooper Clarke

The career of the bard of Salford spans five decades. From cabaret to punk, Nico to Kate Moss, Alex Turner to Paul McCartney, John Cooper Clarke has been there, rhymed that, and even survived 17 years on heroin. As he publishes his debut memoir I Wanna Be Yours, we ask: what makes him The People’s Poet?

Inside the sexy Halloween costume industry

This year has seen sexy bunnies, sexy devils and, um, sexy hand sanitiser flying off the shelves. But who actually creates the world’s sexy Halloween costumes, and how do they come up with their ideas?

Next gen art: it’s the Bloomin’ New Contemporaries

These lot know good art. They’ve been predicting the Next Big Thing since 1949, like Damien Hirst, Mark Leckey and even David Hockney. So take a moment and check out this year’s New Contemporaries – they’ll be filling a gallery near you soon.

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