A long-overdue roundup of welcome distractions… F. Percy Smith. Queer Pets (1912). BFI via The Creators Project Minute bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith, directed by Stuart A. Staples (of Tindersticks fame), premiered at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The edited-together clips of Smith’s pioneering microscopic films are accompanied by a contemporary […]
Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners by Travis Elborough & Martin Horsfield. (Arum Press, hardback, 224 pages. Out now.) Introduction by Travis Elborough Maps, the great Italian writer Italo Calvino once maintained, presuppose the idea of a narrative as they are conceived on the basis of a journey, an […]
Words and pictures: Sarah Mason This was originally published on Sarah’s blog. Thanks for allowing us to repost. * ‘Turn left at the bins’. I remembered this instruction given by my aunt and uncle 10 years previously. It seemed like we’d been driving too far on the single track road out of Newton Stewart. But […]
Map of the Quaggy, drawn by Ken White. The Quaggy & its Tributaries is a page you can find on the Running Past blog, a site which reflects its author’s passions: running and South London local history. As you have probaly gathered from the title of the blog, The Quaggy is a river in the […]
Tinariwen (+IO:I) – Ténéré Tàqqàl (what has become of the Ténéré), from the forthcoming LP, Elwan. Released 10 February, 2017. Pre-order a copy here.