Are e-books taking over?

The Johannes Gutenberg bible is recognised as the first book ever printed using the German’s groundbreaking mass production press in the 1450s. The publishing industry has come a long way since Mainz-born Gutenberg revolutionised the world. Now there’s barely a need for paper with 20% of people reading books on electric devices according to a … Continue reading

Chiddy Bang: Swelly good

The year was 1989. On February 22nd, the Philadelphia duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince won the first rap Grammy ever awarded. The DJ/Vocalist group thereby took hip-hop music to new heights; they put a city famous for a crack (in the Liberty Bell) on the rap map; and they showed that a … Continue reading

Interview: Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch is sitting in a coffee shop in Covent Garden. “I can give you my lesson on how to be a writer if you want?” he asks. Aaronovith is the author of the successful fantasy novel Rivers of London, and the sequel Moon Over Soho released on April 21, so he should know what … Continue reading

Posters – the other art form

Oscar Wilde on ce said: “The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.” Whilst the art world bickers about what is more interesting, a painting or a sculpture, or which is the most valuable, a Rembrandt or Da Vinci, there is an art form generating the same excitement, … Continue reading

Review: Two Little Boys by Duncan Sarkies

You’re 12 years old. A couple of months ago you met a person who did something special for you. Perhaps he saved you from a mean old bully; perhaps he helped you out with a tricky maths assignment. You’ve made a special bond with this person – not love or anything stupid like that, just … Continue reading