Wild Flag

Wild Flag

Wild Flag has a youthful vigour to make you yearn for days gone by, or if you’re lucky, provide the perfect accompaniment to a young, free present.

Forest Fire

Forest Fire

Staring at the X is Forest Fire’s second album following their acclaimed debut, Survival, which received high praise across tastemaking blogs.

Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty

Doughty’s signature blend of sounds and genres is more present in this album. Known for merging indie, folk, rock, Americana and blues, Doughty creates an overall listening experience.

Cant

Cant

Grizzly Bear multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor’s first solo project is captivating. Combining an array of sounds and moods, Dreams Come True is an album that will appeal from its first track.

We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks

This second album from We Were Promised Jetpacks is aptly named; their aggressive brand of indie rock delivers a bracing blow.

Kill It Kid

Kill It Kid

Kill It Kid is many things, but first of all, they’re loud. Since critical response to their first album pigeon-holed the band in with acoustic neo-rock, the second album does well to break free from these labels.

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra formed when Ruckspin and hip hop underground label Ranking Records were commissioned by the Arts Council to write and perform a live dubstep piece in York Minster.

Drowning in a Sea of Words

Drowning in a Sea of Words

Nothing has hit the world of music writing harder than the social networking explosion. But the ways in which the writing has changed are still up for debate.

Unidentified Discontent

Unidentified Discontent

In October 2011, Edward Bond’s seminal play Saved returned to London for the first time since 1984, provoking questions about the nature of violence in our society.

Our Day Will Come

Our Day Will Come

Filmed to the grim backdrop of France’s industrial northern coast Our Day Will Come is clearly intended as an abstract parable for racism and discrimination.

Bal (Honey)

Bal (Honey)

Yakup works in the mountain forests gathering honey, entering a mysterious world in the tree-tops that is an endless source of fascination for the young Yusuf.

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times

Given unprecedented access to the New York Times media desk for a year, Page One follows journalists and editors as they struggle to find captivating stories and defend the newspaper from its critics.

YSL: L’Amour Fou

YSL: L’Amour Fou

Whilst other documentaries have focused on the career of the couturier, Thoretton takes an intimate look at the relationship between Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures is the film that launched Peter Jackson and Kate Winslet’s careers internationally. If it isn’t in your collection, now is the time to add it.

Julia’s Eyes

Julia’s Eyes

Dark and genuinely disturbing, Julia’s Eyes is as captivating as you’d expect from a film produced by Guillermo del Toro.

Broken Lines

Broken Lines

We chat with acclaimed British director and BAFTA nominee, Sallie Aprahamian, about her new film, Broken Lines.

Iconic Partnerships

Iconic Partnerships

UK-based band, Tindersticks, discuss their artistic relationship with fêted French director, Claire Denis, exploring the cross-over between music and film.

Istanbul Biennial

Istanbul Biennial

The 12th Istanbul Biennial contemplates a world of abstraction, inviting sober reflection when it is needed most.

Photographic Dialogues

Photographic Dialogues

In its representation of a broad spectrum of narratives, PhotoPhnomPenh offers a unique glimpse into contemporary Cambodia and how local modes of artistic production form part of a global dialogue.

Collective Cultural Memory

Collective Cultural Memory

On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, an exhibition at Moma Ps1 examines their impact on our perceptions of culture.

Building the Revolution

Building the Revolution

In autumn 2011, a major survey explored a 20 year period in Soviet art and architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Turner Prize 2011

Turner Prize 2011

One of the World’s most defining art prizes opened in 2011 at Baltic. We explore the shortlist with Godfrey Worsdale, Director of Baltic.

Another Language

Another Language

Silja Magg creates images that evoke another world. Her precise use of light and creates works that cross boundaries including photography, design and fashion.

Frankie Shea

Frankie Shea

Frankie Shea aims to elevate the status of street related art by referencing the roots of this genre, but also focusing on street art becoming more mainstream

Havana

Havana

Acclaimed photographer Michael Eastman’s work focuses on the grandeur of 1950s Havana, but most striking about Eastman’s images is their emptiness.

Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger

After winning the Turner Prize in 2007, and then being commissioned for The White Horse, Wallinger has become a part of our current discourse.

Andy Warhol: Headlines

Andy Warhol: Headlines

It is a known fact that Warhol was obsessed with contemporary culture, but the feeling was, and still remains, mutual.

1Q84

1Q84

Murakami is renowned for his exceptional imagination and this book does not disappoint; he weaves a myriad of worlds together in a moving combination.

A Lovesong for India

A Lovesong for India

A Love Song for India is a moving collection of short stories, all with an air of the fantastic, each with its own allegorical message to give.

The Sound of Gravity

The Sound of Gravity

From the author of Touching the Void, Joe Simpson’s latest novel is a harrowing account of love, loss and redemption.