An older appreciator of Disney, there is an additional element of enjoyment… spotting the hidden characters and sexual messages that the crew very cleverly intwine into the movie scripts and illustrations.

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NOMA BAR

by BOYCIE

Having only heard about illustrator and designer Noma Bar at this year’s Design Museum Design Of The Year show I happily attended his recent Typographic Circle talk at JWT to find out more.

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CHICKPEA MAGAZINE

by THE HOSK

Chickpea Magazine is a high quality, visually rich food magazine, which is 100% dedicated to the vegan lifestyle.

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HOLLY HERNDON - HOME

by PK

A love song for prying eyes...

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20 YEARS OF CHOCOLATE

by NATAS

It all began in 1994 as the sister to the Girl Skateboards Company and this year, the now iconic company, Chocolate Skateboards celebrate 20 years in the business.

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SAVOURY MUFFINS

by MAD-DAWG

Recently, I’ve been eating far too many sweets things, so I decided it was definitely time to make something savoury. I opted for…muffins.

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Time for a new ideology - Borism

by A.NONYMOUS

Oliver Griffin is a friend that I do not see very often any more. To this day, he is the only person that I have met that has invented their own ideology.

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LIZARD

by ME

It seems like there are two favourite animals in our office - dogs and lizards. I love dogs, but never really got the thing with the no-fur pets. So I decided to learn a bit more about them. I’m dead scared of snakes, lizard on the other hand are quite cool.

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INTERSTELLAR WEEK

by JACKSON

I've always been a massive fan of the cinema, I remember the excitement I would get when I would visit on the weekends with my parents or grandma. Even though ticket prices are now super expensive, I still try and see a film at least once a month, even if it means going on my own.

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INSA

by FERGIE SMALLS

I first saw the name INSA scratched into a table in my high-school art class. The now iconic UK graffiti-writer has come a long way since then.

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TRACEY EMIN ‘THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE IS YOU’ - WHITE CUBE

by BOYCIE

‘The Last Great Adventure Is You’ is the latest exhibition by Tracey Emin featuring a body of new work from bronze sculptures, large scale embroideries and her famous neon works in full candour.

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DENIS SULTA – SULTA SELECTS VOL. 1

by LALLEN

Glasgow producer Denis Sulta has just released ‘Sulta Selects Vol 1’ on vinyl-only label Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, a strong debut from this mysterious producer.

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VIRUNGA

by CALF

What is at stake behind the stories of corruption, intimidation, brutality, instability, war, animal habitat.

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WHY DO WE REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER?

by CT

Tis the season for fireworks, bonfires and sparklers and although I know the rhyme linked to this time of year well, it has been some time since I really reflected on why as a nation we take to parks in our masses to celebrate Bonfire Night. 

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GNARwolves album launch

by NATAS

For those of you who do not yet know, GNARWOLVES are a three-piece pop-punk band from Brighton who have been constantly touring Europe for the past 2 years. And somehow, amongst their busy schedule, they have found the time to record and put out a full debut album.

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SOPHIE

by PK

Another banger from SOPHIE…

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7 DAYS GARBAGE

by ILLY

Not to bore with the stats surrounding recycling, rubbish, pollution and the environment as we're all aware but there's a strong consensus most of us aren't as concerned with the topic as we should/need to be.

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DIGITAL REVOLUTION

by BOYCIE

Billed as an immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and video games Digital Revolution provides an ambitious journey on the rise of digital within the arts.

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OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

by ILLY

Having once trawled through numerous books on the art as a kid, its fair to say that creative director Dudi Ben Simon's take on optical illusions sparked interest of somewhat.

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FROZEN BANANAS

by MAD-DAWG

Prepare yourself for this low-calorie, low-lactose treat...

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DENNIS HOPPER - THE LOST ALBUM - ROYAL ACADEMY

by BOYCIE

This exhibition of Dennis Hopper’s photography from the 1960’s is less well known than his Hollywood star status but no less respected.

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THE WORKING ARTISANS CLUB - ARBO SURFBOARDS

by A.ANONYMOUS

With every hollow wooden surfboard he builds, Paul Reisberg understands the world a little better. Being able to shape his environment provides a certain confidence, freeing him from the trap of having to buy everything he needs.

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NEW MUSIC — PEDESTRIAN 'DROP BEAR'

by LALLEN

The London based producer’s latest heavy weight offering, Drop Bear, will be released via Born Electric on the 21st of this month. You can listen the old school jungle influenced track (and my personal favourite) Ultra Marine Express below.

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MYTHS ABOOT CANADA

by KC

Since moving to London I’ve realized how many people know very little about my home country of Canada. While I’m ready to throw in the towel about how we pronounce “Aboot,” I do think it’s worth defending some of the other myths about Canada.

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KNOTS

by CALF

I read a post on Modern Farmer that has if I'm honest - led to this post. Their post is here - but what thought I do is write my version, with my favourite knots.

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FANTASY ISLAND

by G.A.S.P

I have been following the Yardsale guys ever since their LDN to LAX drop about 9 months ago. Here is the latest installment from the talented videographers and skate team. ‘Fantasy Island'

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LET THEM EAT CAKE...

by GENIE

The Tattooed Bakers offer a unique form of art that I’m sure Marie Antoinette would have been most impressed by. The Tattooed Bakers are one crazy cool creative power couple that constantly push the boundaries of the weird and wonderful, blurring the lines between cake, reality and art.

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ABNEY PARK CEMETERY

by PK

In the early 1800s, London’s rapid population growth proved too much for inner city burial grounds, which were literally overflowing. Parliament passed a bill in 1832 to encourage the establishment of new private cemeteries and within ten years seven had been established. They were dubbed The Magnificent Seven, one of which was Abney Park.

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JAMIE’S ITALIAN

by MAD-DAWG

Jamie Oliver was known in the early days of his cooking career as the ‘Naked Chef:’ making cooking trendy and accessible to young people, using simple ingredients and putting his unique twist on classic Italian dishes.  His incredible success, thanks to his cookery programs, string of high street restaurants, and extensive merchandise range, has transformed Jamie Oliver from an unknown, cheeky Essex chef to a household name in Britain and overseas.

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LONE – REALITY TESTING

by LALLEN

On the 18th June I had the pleasure of attending the live debut show for Nottingham-based producer Lone, who performed tracks from his new album ‘Reality Testing’ in front of an intimate crowd at The Red Gallery in Shoreditch.

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HARRY POTTER - FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS?

by CT

Without giving away the surprises and ‘wow’ moments I recently embarked on a trip to Harry Potter, Warner Brothers studios. From the opening welcome talk and throughout I was totally engrossed in the marvellous magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts and was practically barging kids out the way to start the tour at the front.

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THE OUTSIDERS - NEW OUTDOOR CREATIVITY

by BOYCIE

Publishers Gestalten released The Outsiders earlier this year which captures the ethos of today’s outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs, whilst showcasing the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged.

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CASTING A LIGHT ON ANATIDAEPHOBIA

by A.NONYMOUS

I've been thinking about phobias and fears. I endure fears on a daily basis but, thankfully I am spared any particular phobia. Fears, of course, are innate in our being as a defence mechanism.

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YOGA

by KC

Being originally from Vancouver, Canada where being healthy isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a statement, yoga became apart of my life when I was about Sixteen. I’m definitely not an expert, and I don’t practice it as regularly as I’d like to but it is a part of my life and since moving to London nearly three years ago it reminds me of home.

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THE INVISIBLE MAN

by ILLY

Sculptor and painter Liu Bolin AKA 'The Invisible Man' is back with his latest series of camouflage trickery. Gaining his name by blending into the background of everyday scenes so that he's near on impossible to spot, these new images (now exhibited at the Eli Klein Fine Art, New York) show him merged into shelves of magazines, toys and vegetables as well as a graffiti wall, billboard and a piece of Chinese street art.

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THE GOOGLE STREET ART PROJECT – MAKING GRAFFITI IMMORTAL

by GENIE

There is no other form of art that is more vulnerable or transient than street art. What was once considered a crime has come full circle and is a form of expression that is globally accepted and appreciated. The Google Cultural Institute has taken matters in to their own hands and on the 10th June they launched their new Street Art Project.

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BATTLE OF THE BERRICS 7

by G.A.S.P

Over the weekend this years Battle of the Berrics ended with a final between Luan Oliveira & Cody Cepeda. With a number of amazing tricks throw down including both guys landing a pressure heelflip it was Cody who took the spoils.

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THE WORLD CUP AND THE WISDOM OF OTHERS

by A.NONYMOUS

I have developed a gambling problem. It is not the value, nor the frequency of the tenders I am placing but the unequivocal and absolute failure that always ensues. Case in point - looking to break this lifelong curse, I placed a pathetically mundane bet - betting on both participating teams in the Champions League Final to win, allowing for a potentially nominal win but at least lead me hopefully on to winning ways.

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CUTIE & THE BOXER

by PK

This documentary film takes a look at the 40 -year marriage of the boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko.

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AN INCOMPLETE DICTIONARY OF SHOW BIRDS

by BOYCIE

I came across this charming little book recently after hearing about British photographer Luke Stephenson’s next project on Kickstarter.

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BELGIUM

by MAD-DAWG

Fries, Mussels, Waffles, Chocolate & Beer: nothing more, nothing less.

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THE MAKING OF GRAVITY

by THE HOSK

Last week I popped down to JWT for another wonderful talk hosted by Typographic Circle. This time, Mike McGee, the Creative Director & Co-founder of Framestore, was going to discuss, and give us a unique behind the scenes look, of the making of Gravity.

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THE LAKE DISTRICT

by CT

With countless international destinations just a few hours flight away, when talking about clear water, beautiful landscape and plentiful wildlife, the UK isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. However on a recent trip to The Lake District I quickly discovered that this is a part of the UK that is abundant in all these things and more.

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TRACK CYCLING

by CALF

After 2 rescheduled taster sessions, I finally managed to get down to Velodrome at The Olympic Park for my first try at Track.

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BONNIE GULL SEAFOOD CAFE

by BOYCIE

Newly opened Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe on Exmouth Market is billed as ‘a seaside restaurant in the city’ with its menu packed with the most delicious fish sourced from all over the UK, priding itself on a daily changing menu reliant on what is available in the market that day.

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THE UNTOUCHABLES - ERIK RAVELO

by ILLY

This isn't something particularly new but something I stumbled upon for the first time this weekend and thought would be interesting to share.

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INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE

by G.A.S.P

Innocence and Experience is a short film depicting the changing face of the London skateboard scene in the year 2014.

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CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

by THE HOSK

The Clerkenwell Design Week kicked off yesterday for another exciting 3 days of exhibitions, talks, events, product launches and parties. With more than 200 designers and manufacturers showcasing their latest products, designs and works in over 60 showrooms, it is definitely worth a visit.

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#PANCAKES

by MAD-DAWG

There is nothing better than warm, fluffy pancakes on a Sunday morning – especially since I’ve been craving them for over a week!  They’re the perfect lazy Sunday breakfast, pancakes melt in your mouth and provide loads of energy to set you up for the day. They’re versatile too and can be served with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings.

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NEW PRODUCER: KANIA

by LALLEN

Popping up on my radar recently with his most recent track “In With In’ is 28-year-old Bristol based producer Kania. I got in touch with Kania, aka Tom Belshaw to find out a little bit more about him…

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ZKO ROLLERCOASTER // GREAT EMOTION

by THE HOSK

Virtual Republic released this powerful animation a few years ago, when they were commissioned by Euro RSCG of Zurich to create an advertising piece for the Zurich Chamber Orchestra / Zürcher Kammerorchester.

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A CRUSHING GLOW

by A.NONYMOUS

A Crushing Glow compiled by Matt Sewell has just been released in limited numbers at Rough Trade East.

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DESIGN MUSEUM DESIGNS OF THE YEAR

by BOYCIE

The 2014 edition of this annual exhibition celebrates the most innovative and inventive work across graphics, digital, fashion, architecture and more.

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THE LONDON COFFEE FESTIVAL

by MAD-DAWG

The London Coffee Festival opened its doors once again. As in previous years, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane hosted this unique event. The four-day event was visited by over 20 000 visitors, by industries and coffee lovers alike.

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THE RISE OF STREET STYLE

by ILLY

Historically speaking, trends were first communicated on the runway and slowly trickled down to the streets - fashion was the monopoly of the upper classes. In the last however many years, (with the growth of subcultures I believe), the fashion world has been tipped firmly on its head and the dictatorship of these trends lies in us common folk and the well-known, if a little over-used phrase that is 'street style'. What better way to generate trends than from the consumers themselves I guess?

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PRESENT & CORRECT

by BOYCIE

Tucked away behind Sadlers Wells in Islington is the beautiful stationery haven that is Present & Correct. Having only recently stumbled across the shop online I was in sweetie heaven when I came across this well curated treasure trove.

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MUMDANCE HARDCORE MIX

by PK

Mumdance Hardcore mix for i-D is full of percy ingles, give it a listen.

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I LOVE BREAKFAST

by MAD-DAWG

I work 6 days a week so I look forward to a special breakfast on Sundays as I can relax and truly enjoy that time of day. Not only do I believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also a great chance to catch up with friends and family or time to get lost in the latest novel.

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INTIMATCHINE – DO ME

by LALLEN

Walking to work this week, I was pleasantly surprised by what came on in my headphones, it was the sound of INTIMATCHINE and I was instantly addicted. This LA based couple and music duo consists of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Wormald and vocalist Chelsey Rae Holland. Their latest track ‘Do Me’ is an amalgamation of brooding guitar riffs, menacing electro production, all fused together by Chelsey’s smouldering vocals.

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MODERN FARMER

by CALF

On a recent family trip to Mammoth Lakes we headed to the local book store / toy shop where we had to for-fill a promise to reward our already overly rewarded children for their efforts on the mountain. Between all the debate on which Lego super Hero was best - I wandered off and found the magazines.

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BLACKFOOT

by BOYCIE

As a lover of steak (having ventured to Foxlow and Smokehouse recently) I booked the newly opened Blackfoot in Exmouth Market.

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WES ANDERSON // CENTERED

by THE HOSK

With Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel capturing the attention of the nation, it is a great opportunity to recognise and admire his visual greatness and aesthetic. We have already seen his colour palettes being a recent trend topic, now filmmaker Kogonada has highlighted Wes Anderson’s fondness for symmetry in his cinematography.

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BATTLE COMMANDER 2014 — 2

by G.A.S.P

The Big haired assassin Tommy Sandoval has just joined Chaz Ortiz in dropping the latest edit in this years 2014 Battle Commander.

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TITANFALL UK LAUNCH PARTY

by THE HOSK

Last night Xbox One launched its much-anticipated game of the year, Titanfall, at The Boiler House at the Old Truman Brewery in East London. Conveniently next door to our office, we popped along to see what all the fuss was about.

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CODEX SERAPHINIANUS

by PK

Originally published in 1981, Codex Seraphinianus is an illustrated encyclopaedia of an imaginary world created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini. Written in a strange and generally unintelligible alphabet and featuring tonnes of bizarre and fantastical illustrations the manuscript reveals a surreal parody of things in the real world: bleeding fruit; a love making couple that morph into an alligator; a plant that grows into roughly the same shape as a chair and subsequently is made into one etc.

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THE WAFFLE HOUSE

by ILLY

One of the few things that can drag me out of bed on a weekend - a trip to my favourite breakfast hotspot, The Waffle House.

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STOP THE SLAUGHTER

by CT

I was shocked to read a recent article in The Independent stating that every day, a hundred African elephants are murdered for their ivory and unless international action is taken now, they could be extinct within a decade.

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DAN SHAKE

by LALLEN

Dan Shake has achieved something that no one without a Detroit heritage or residency has, a debut release on Moodymann’s prestigious Mahogani Music label. After handing over his demo CD to Moodymann at Dimensions Festival, the music legend was instantly hooked.

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LUAN OLIVEIRA - STRIKE & DESTROY

by G.A.S.P

One of the best aspects of working alongside so many exciting skate brands is being able to identify top talent on show in the world of Skateboarding.

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DAVID HOCKNEY'S EVER CHANGING INTERPRETATION OF WATER

by JCK

"Water in swimming pools changes its look more than in any other form... its colour can be man-made and its dancing rhythms reflect not only the sky but, because of its transparency, the depth of the water as well.

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FAT THURSDAY

by MAD-DAWG

Fat Thursday, which falls on the last Thursday before lent (this year it's on 27th February, which is today), is one of my favorite days of the year.  Mainly because I can eat a lot without feeling guilty.

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THE STASH: THE MOST EXHILARATING SKI RUN ON THE PLANET

by THE HOSK

CNN recently published an article, listing the top 100 ski runs in the world. The list was judged and created by a panel of ski and snowboarding experts including Andrew Weibrecht, Olympic medalist and U.S. ski team member; John Stifter, editor at U.S. ski bible Powder magazine; Mike Douglas, the godfather of free-skiing and creator of the world's first twin-tip ski; and Nicola Iseard, editor of the UK's top ski magazine, Fall Line.

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BATTLE COMMANDER 2014 — 1

by G.A.S.P

The Berrics have released the first edit from the eagerly anticipated 2014 Battle Commander series. We begin with Chaz Ortiz laying down 3 minutes of madness.

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LONDON COFFEE SHOPS: TIMBERYARD

by MAD-DAWG

London is a dream place for coffee shops lovers. There's so many of them in this massive city. As we all know, you can find a Starbucks on every street corner, however it's the number of privately run unique and cozy shops that makes this city so special.

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DODGEBALL

by CT

A sport famed by the 2004 movie staring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, Dodgeball has recently become part of my weekly schedule.

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THE PUNK SINGER: A FILM ABOUT KATHLEEN HANNA

by PK

I went to a screening of the Punk Singer last week and I highly recommend you watch it too. I’ve loved Kathleen Hanna since I was about 14 when I used to listen to Bikini Kill in my bedroom with my mates.

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HOCKEYSMITH

by LALLEN

I come across new music almost every day and when an artist or song excites me, I feel the need to share it with as many people as possible. Whether they be close friends or strangers, either way, it's about building a connection through music, exposing one another to sounds you may not have ever heard and feeling excited by music.

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THE AURA OF BOXING BY MAX KANDHOLA

by JCK

The Aura of Boxing is a new photographic study by Max Kandhola, into the aesthetic and moral conflicts of the boxer within the spatial interior of the pugilistic landscape.

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SIMON GARY MILNER: RE-EXAMINING MY FECAL PLUME

by A.NONYMOUS

Highlights from the excellent art show from Is Tropical front man, Simon Milner at the Flesh and Bone Gallery, Hackney.

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MARTIN CREED: WHAT'S THE POINT OF IT?

by BOYCIE

A long time fan of Martin Creed, in particular his neon signs as seen earlier this year at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, I had to check out his latest retrospective 'What's the point of it?' at the Hayward Gallery.

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