In Praise Of Lost Causes

31 October 2013 // An Antidote To Indifference //Miscellany //Music

In the most recent edition of An Antidote to Indifference, Richard King wrote a lyrical piece about mining. Issue 7 being an all-Welsh edition, there was some inevitability that the subject would be covered. The mining industry remains a source of perpetual rawness in Wales. Travel just a generation or two down most of our […]

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30 October 2013 // Miscellany

Lost woodcuts of artist and folklorist Theo Brown, uncovered by Devon Folklore Tapes. Restoring the Red River: encouraging news of the restoration of Manchester’s River Medlock can be found on the Urban Trout blog. Nashville Ear Control: bespoke mixtapes created by William Tyler, maker of Impossible Truth (Merge Records), one of our album’s of the […]

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Up The Woods

29 October 2013 // Up The Woods

illustration: Matt Sewell Words by Emma Warren. This time last year I watched the council pollard all the trees on my street. Today I watch as they coppice a stand of lampposts, pulling the grey 1970s poles and their fog-yellow lights out of the ground with a mechanical cherry-picker. The replacements are tall and black […]

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Archipelago Issue 8 on the horizon

28 October 2013 // Books //On Nature

Gulls below Eoghanacht, North Shore, Inishmore A new issue of Archipelago magazine is always a treat. Here’s news of issue 8 from editor Andrew McNeillie: I was in Ireland shortly after Seamus Heaney’s death, in Dublin, then on west to the Aran Islands. Both as seen from the Poolbeg Light on the South Wall at […]

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Grand Haven, Summer 2013

27 October 2013 // Miscellany

by Derek T. Bell The week has almost passed and I have yet to see a sunset. I’ve missed them all. Every single one. I love my family, but moving all four of us in any specific direction can be a bit like turning an ocean liner. And as our vacation draws to a close, […]

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