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Hanna is a freelance journalist writing about music, film and current affairs.
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In Conversation With... Dima Gorbunov

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (23:46)

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Dima Gorbunov is a young Russian artist making a name for himself in London's cultural landscape. Based in St. Petersburg, Dima has seen collectors take his creations across Europe, and his commissioned work become high in demand. Now the artist has imagined a...
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In Conversation With... Capital Cities

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2013 | (07:39)

There's nothing better than going to see a band, who aren't quite on your radar yet, but you come away with an urgent need to fill your iPod with every one of their tracks.

That's how I felt after seeing Capital Cities at XOYO, who gave the venue a...

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Hair Made In Chelsea

(2) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (04:07)

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Is there ever a time on the Channel 4 reality show, that one of the Sloane Rangers has a hair out of place? Even when their doing yoga, in a hottub or throwing drinks over each other, those Made In Chelsea girls have...

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Review - Bestival's 10th Birthday

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (13:32)

Summer doesn't really feel over without a ferry trip across to the Isle of Wight in the first week of September. And for the last three years I have been making that journey from London to Portsmouth to Ryde to the Robin Hill Country Park for all the musical glory...

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Making It in Fashion With Mikey Trapstar and Susie Lau

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (15:42)

We all know how quickly fashion changes, from season to season, trend to trend; what's flying off the rails one day is filling the clearance bucket the next. But, to make a lasting impression on the industry isn't just about the creativity you bring, but your determination and steadfastness to...

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In Conversation With... Jim Piddock, Co-Creator of BBC2's 'Family Tree'

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2013 | (14:45)

He's the king of 'documentary style comedy' (don't call it 'mockumentary' - he says he's not mocking anyone) and now Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O'Dowd as a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy.

But Guest didn't do...

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Review - Block 9 at Glastonbury 2013

(1) Comments | Posted 5 July 2013 | (08:07)

From twerking on the West Holt stage with Major Lazer, to doing my best rave face with Skrillex backstage at Silver Hayes, my first Glastonbury was a pretty epic one. But it was Block 9 that I found offered the most immersive cultural experience thanks to founders Stephen Gallagher and...

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Why Small Record Labels Are the Bread and (Black) Butter of Music

(0) Comments | Posted 10 June 2013 | (15:11)

Last week, at an event at 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister pledged to provide further backing for small businesses because of the valuable contribution they make to the economy. It got me thinking about one sector in particular: the music industry, and the small record labels who are composing...

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Festival Preview: Field Day 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2013 | (13:09)

How much fun can you have in a field? A lot if you're heading down to Victoria Park on Saturday May 25th.

Field Day returns for another year, bringing an eclectic mix of the industry's best musical talent, from the established to the rising stars in the indie...

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Sundance London: Interview With Greg 'Freddy' Camalier, Director, Muscle Shoals

(0) Comments | Posted 1 May 2013 | (00:33)

Muscle Shoals may be a small town in Alabama, but it has a big musical history.

It's where Rick Hall founded FAME studios, the spot where many a musical legend flocked to, to create some of the best known tracks in the world. The 'Muscle Shoals Sound' was formulated there,...

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Maggie, Maggie, Maggie... Dead, Dead, Dead

(3) Comments | Posted 9 April 2013 | (13:24)

Stepping out of Brixton Underground station, I hear the drums before I see them.

There's an excited buzz around the place, the kind of electricity in the air that generates as the masses descend on South London's famous Academy ahead of a top-line gig.

But the hum of the crowd...

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How Offending Harry Styles Could Cost Me My Life... Seriously.

(1) Comments | Posted 7 April 2013 | (07:11)

WHOS COMING WITH ME TO SHOOT THIS HANNA FLINT

It's always refreshing to get feedback from a reader, but this one takes the biscuit.

I came across this lovely tweet after vainly searching my name on the social networking site to see if any of my recent articles had left...

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I Never Appreciated British Taxi Drivers... Until I Went To Texas.

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2013 | (21:12)

I've never really had a good experience with taxis. If memory serves, the worst occurred in my second year of university, when a week after passing my driving test a mini cab rear-ended my Peugeot 206, writing the poor hatchback off for half the price we paid.

I could have...

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We Need to Talk About Guns, America

(2) Comments | Posted 15 December 2012 | (18:42)

'This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.'

Tell me America, for I'm just an ignorant, left-leaning, religiously apathetic Brit who'd love to know, exactly what is 'brave' about 28 innocent people shot dead in cold blood? Because...

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Let's Not Confuse a Prank Call for Malicious Subterfuge

(26) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (20:56)

Moe: Hello, Moe's Tavern. Birthplace of the Rob Roy.
Bart: Is Seymour there? Last name Butz.
Moe: Just a sec. Hey, is there a Butz here? Seymour Butz? Hey, everybody! I wanna see more butts!

I discovered the comedic delight of the prank call for the first...

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In Conversation With Brackles

(1) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (11:01)

From Rihanna amping up her pop tunes with EDM to video games like Call Of Duty throwing out a dubstep soundtrack, the underground scene is infiltrating every possible recess of modern life.

And like the oracles of Greek myth, Rinse 106.8FM has become known for predicting the future talent breaking...

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The Government, the Whistleblower and the Hollywood Starlet: Why a New Documentary Blames U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Brittany Murphy's Death

(2) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (01:59)

When Brittany Murphy died back in 2009, many believed the actress's abuse of prescription drugs and historic eating disorders were to blame. But now a controversial documentary claims her demise was far more sinister.

Top Priority: The Terror Within tells the alleged true story of how Brittany was caught up...

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Review - Dry The River at Shepherd's Bush Empire

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2012 | (19:20)

When it comes to musical appreciation I wouldn't exactly call myself a virtuoso.

As much as I love new bands, I still find that the most played tracks in my iTunes library are from albums like Joni Mitchell's Blue, Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out and The Smith's The Queen is Dead...

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In Conversation with Kristina Anapau

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2012 | (23:13)

Kristina Anapau may have been born in Hawaii, but there's nothing laid back about her acting CV, which is jampacked with roles across both film and TV.

The 32-year old actress is still under the showbiz radar, but after appearances in Black Swan, True Blood and now a leading role...

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Review - Hysteria

(0) Comments | Posted 21 September 2012 | (14:45)

"I'll have what she's having," may have been coined 109 years before the events in Hysteria took place, but Nora Ephron's infamous line is just as applicable in Tanya Wexler's period romantic comedy that tells the story of the invention of the electric vibrator.

Yes, from Victorian times the Rampant...

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