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Is Pinball Making a Comeback?

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Just when you thought pinball’s glory days were far behind it, it seems to be making a triumphant comeback. We give you three of its best and brightest.

Because there’s more to drones than just annoying your neighbours.

One day Jon Larsen was eating his breakfast on the porch, and a tiny asteroid fragment fell into his bowl of cereal…

Big, beautiful, strange and deserted: this is the American West as captured by photographer Paul Sisson as he travels the back roads to nowhere.

Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls has a debut solo album out on April 13. Here, his handler Harry Shearer talks with us about smashing taboos, his three decades on The Simpsons and playing at Glastonbury.

Smith Journal: The Golden Hits

Friday April 06, 2018
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If you’ve got 20-odd minutes to spare and fancy the idea of telling people you’ve constructed an iconic building, why not nab yourself a kit and build a bamboo model of one. (NB – the folks who make these kits guarantee zero Ikea-like dummy spits in the construction process.)

Write Like Hemingway

Wednesday April 04, 2018

“There is nothing to writing,” Hemingway once famously declared. “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Well thanks to a new Hemingway writing app, you just might save yourself a world of pain in your quest to become a betterer writerer. 

Nick Cave Has Made Another Film

Tuesday April 03, 2018

And April 12th is gonna be your only opportunity to see it...

Grizzly Bear Q&A

Monday April 02, 2018

Chris from indie rock band Grizzly Bear spills the beans on touring, recording and having barbeques with Radiohead.