Book of the Month: Dial M For Murdoch (March 13)
Tom Watson & Martin Hickman, Penguin, £8.99. Thank the lord for the dogged journalists, and MPs like Labour’s Tom Watson, for helping unravel one of the biggest outrages in r...
David Mulholland: Painter
Peter McCarthy, The Mulholland Foundation, £15. I’d not previously come across the work of David Mulholland (1946-2005) but that’s my loss as he was an artist of rare quality...
The Decadent Sportsman
Medlar Lucan & Durian Gray, Dedalus, £9.99 Lucan and Gray are two coves who have given their lives over to the pursuit of decadence, a fact reinforced by their previous tomes...
The Complete David Bowie
Nicholas Pegg, Titan Books, 19.99 Why is David Bowie continually referred to as the ‘Chameleon of Pop’? Aren’t chameleons chiefly known for their ability to blend into the ba...
Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87
Simon Goddard, Titan Books, £9.99 Are the songs of The Smiths worthy of the same amount of forensic analysis
A matter of loaf and death
Perched imperiously on the banks of the Tyne, Spillers Mill once supplied one in every ten loaves of bread eaten in the UK.
Riot Grrrl isn’t dead, far from it, as a new local fanzine, and band, C(i)A (a.k.a. Clits In Action), makes forcefully clear.