It was the stuff of urban legend. Vivian Maier was an artist, a highly talented street photographer whose work was extraordinary and candid. The trouble was nobody had ever heard of her…

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Two London exhibitions threw up some unexpected connections between the cult of the rude-boy and the work of an embittered fifties Soho visionary…

Before Trick-or-Treat there was Mischief Night. Imagine Trick-or-Treat minus the treat bit and with extra helpings of the old ultra-violence. Halloween remembered …

Call it a mid-life crisis if you want; call it one last desperate spin of the bottle if it helps: but in my mid-30s, I suddenly decided it was time I became a DJ…

My Dad, Wallace Mudd, died exactly a year ago to the day. I have spent the days in between coming to terms with the loss of a man who seemed both incredibly vulnerable and indestructible at the same time. He was housebound and miserable for the last two years of his life, physically a wreck […]

Billed as a ‘telephone performance’, artist Grace Schwindt‘s Free Individual/Free Society was an experiment in acousmatic sound. Commissioned by Leeds-based arts organisation, Pavilion, extracts from Scwindt’s latest film project – currently in post-production – were recreated live in an empty theatre, and relayed, by phone-line, to an audience, listening on headsets, at the Hyde Park […]

What does it say about me that whenever I hear Ennio Morricone’s title score for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, I am gripped with fear? Every person has his hang-ups, I suppose, but as phobias go, mine is pretty strange – although I did recently hear tell of a Hollywood actor who is […]