Caught by the Los Angeles River

19 January 2018 // On Water

Jamie Collinson paints a picture of the LA River in all its greenery, grot and glory In 1939 the LA river became inconvenient. Railyards, warehouses and other industrial buildings were springing up around it fast, and it would have been far easier to build them without the meanders. This was the time of the New […]

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Competition Results

18 January 2018 // Competition

Here are the results of our last couple of newsletter competitions: First up, we had three copies of Scraps of Wool: A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing, recently released by Unbound, to give away. We asked: An extract from Jon Swain’s River of Time appears in the book. But what is the […]

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Scenes of a photographic nature

18 January 2018 // Photography

A few things which have caught our eye recently, and may be of interest to the photographically-iclined: – The V&A’s Into the Woods: Trees in Photography display, on from now until 22 April, which explores the diverse representation of trees in photography – as botanical subjects and poetic symbols, in the context of the natural […]

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

17 January 2018 // Film/TV //Music

Ahead of tonight’s Caught by the River Mersey event, JD Beauvallet remembers the making of You’ll Never Walk Alone – the cult 1992 French television film on the Liverpool music scene: Back in the early 90’s, I received a rather odd visit to the offices of my magazine Les Inrockuptibles from Evelyne Ragot and Jérôme […]

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Mass Paths

16 January 2018 // Photography

Brian David Stevens chats to fellow photographer Caitriona Dunnett about her ‘Mass Paths’ series Recently our friends at Inside The Outside ran an incredible set of photographs from Caitriona Dunnett. The series, called ‘Mass Paths’, traced the pathways walked by Catholics to reach illegal Mass during penal times. The Penal Laws were a series of […]

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