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Friday Book Design Blog: The Academy of British Cover Design is looking for the best British covers of 2013, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: The Academy of British Cover Design is looking for the best British covers of 2013

This blog being obviously all about great book cover design, how could I not give a shout out to this new award, inaugurated this year, for the best in British book cover design?@
The nattily named Academy of British Cover Design are looking for nominations for the best covers for books published during 2013 by British [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 10 January 2014 at 4:43 pm

Friday Book Design Blog: My Struggle… the evolution of a proof cover, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: My Struggle… the evolution of a proof cover

What is the job of a proof, or ARC (Advanced Reading Copy)? Well, traditionally, it’s to get the words of a forthcoming book before the eyes of literary editors and reviewers, so they can plan their coverage ahead of time.

By | Arts | Friday, 3 January 2014 at 3:44 pm

Sherlock – ‘The Empty Hearse’ – Series 3, Episode 1, Arts

Sherlock – ‘The Empty Hearse’ – Series 3, Episode 1

Within the first two minutes of the episode, the question that left the nation on tenterhooks back in 2012 was finally answered.

By | Arts | Thursday, 2 January 2014 at 11:59 pm

All Rapped Up: The best US hip-hop of 2013, Arts

All Rapped Up: The best US hip-hop of 2013

The past 12 months felt somewhat low key for US hip-hop. In sharp contrast with 2012, which yielded a sizeable stack of truly excellent records and, in Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, one bonafide classic, 2013 seemed just, well, a bit quiet.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at 9:08 pm

Glimpse: “There’s no going back now”, Arts

Glimpse: “There’s no going back now”

Glimpse is a house and techno producer who has been involved with the music for well over a decade now, maintaining a fruitful and productive career – meandering between styles, dipping into live performance, DJing and forming creative partnerships with numerous artists, including the late Martin Dawson. More recently he has been working on the Dense & Pika techno project with his friend, and fellow musician, Alex Jones. I caught up with him a few days ago to speak about what his career…

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 30 December 2013 at 9:54 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 3, Arts

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 3

A fine conclusion to this Austen crime mashup – if not a morally satisfying one.

By | Arts | Saturday, 28 December 2013 at 10:07 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 2, Arts

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 2

It’s all about honour as Darcy fights to save his, Wickham pretends he has none and the Colonel is assumed to have been born with it.

By | Arts | Friday, 27 December 2013 at 11:59 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 1, Arts

Death Comes to Pemberley – Episode 1

Not a feast of Austen, but plenty of tasty hors d’oeuvres.

By | Arts | Friday, 27 December 2013 at 12:24 am

Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2, Episode 6, Arts

Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2, Episode 6

An enjoyable “tie up loose ends” episode – although some may have hoped for more.

By | Arts | Friday, 27 December 2013 at 12:02 am

Jhene Aiko Interview: “I really like working with rappers. They really take their time with what they are writing and I do that too”, Arts

Jhene Aiko Interview: “I really like working with rappers. They really take their time with what they are writing and I do that too”

Whether it is her organic and melodic tone, her thought-provoking lyrics, her sensuality or the fact that she has every music lover captivated as they listening to her voice, one thing is for sure: Jhene Aiko is making a well-deserved mark on the music industry.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 4:00 am

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