Dalston

Pretend Art, Pretend Critics: Fabrice Le Nézet's 'Elasticity'

Chris Townsend | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Townsend

'Elasticity', as the internet was slow to realize, does not exist in any physical form, but only in the doctored photographs, video, and text which comprise Le Nézet's press release. As anyone who had commuted through Dalston Junction in the intervening time could have told you, there were no enormous concrete blocks hanging from the ceiling of that particular underground station.

Supper Club Superlatives

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

Supper Clubs have revolutionised London's dining scene: rather than cooking in a restaurant, enterprising chefs host in their homes, where, without the risks and overheads of a restaurant, they tend toward the experimental, with food that you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

Me and Mr Ueno (Or How Japan's Postal Bikes Are Finding a New Life in the UK)

Jon Wilks | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

Noah says that he can't import the bikes fast enough - they pretty much ride themselves back out of the door. However, they're not the first mamacharis on London's streets. Over in Shoreditch, Neil Davis has been making a solid success of Tokyo Bike for a couple of years.

A Fresh Approach to Flesh

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Visualise a kind of living sculpture, half human half metal and picture the scene... Two people walk into a gallery, naked, and are taped to a sculptu...

You Must Be Kidding? How We're All Turning Back Into Children

Christopher Beanland | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

We're reading books for children, eating food for children and wishing we still were children. To understand why, look at this list. Kids love lists.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 25 Feb - 3 Mar 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Greetings, Super Fans- and welcome to the start of another fantastic week of new music. How about another bunch to get you started as we see what's coming up towards March?

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 12-18 November 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

You want some gigs? Well, we've got 'em!

The Music Industry is Dead But I Still Want a Record Deal

Matthew Phillips | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

So, why is it that, unlike my fellow comrades assembled around me in this café, I still desire, nay, demand, a record contract? After all, I can still create my music and release it on a plethora of digitally-based platforms. I don't need the permission of one of the music industry's behemoth labels to be a musician, do I?

The Myopia of Regulating Pay-Day-Loans

Alan Moore | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK
Alan Moore

Recently the government made a big fuss via the mainstream media that it was 'taking decisive action' in regulating pay-day-loans, loan sharking and c...

Hackney - Acquired for Development

Kit Caless | Posted 26.06.2012 | Home
Kit Caless

In a borough as diverse as Hackney, you will never capture the area in its entirety, and this was never our intention. What the books is, is our version of our neighbourhood. What made it so special to create, was that we found we weren't the only people striving to mark what is going on here, and we certainly aren't the only ones interested in it.

Hipster 'Reality' Show Still Confusing People Who Don't Know If It's Fake

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Most so-called 'reality shows' are actually positioned somewhere between fiction and non-fiction. Even, it turned out this week, those featuring actua...

To Dalston. Thank you. From Dalston

Ellie Slee | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Style
Ellie Slee

On Monday in Dalston, shoppers at Sainsburys were evacuated in the middle of the afternoon as the Kingsland Shopping Centre shut its early doors; by dusk, a bank's windows had been unashamedly smashed, and as darkness fell, a bus was set alight on Shacklewell Lane.