A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Maltese Falcon (1941).

The early history of Warner Bros could have so easily turned into a Humphrey Bogart tribute with so many significant and […]

Guitar Heroes: Ace Frehley’s ‘New York Groove’.

I think it was circa 1980 that I pestered my mum for my first Kiss record. I don’t remember much […]

Today in History: Lascaux Cave Art Discovery.

Seventy-eight years ago today, on September 12th, 1940, only just fifteen miles away from the town Montignac, in southwest France, […]

Historic Photo: Pope John Paul II embraces AIDS sufferer.

The AIDS pandemic in the mid 1980’s created out-and-out fear in communities around the world. Reaching out to those who […]

The Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

The expansion of the Roman empire must have seemed limitless to generations of Romans. Nearing the end of the first […]

Guitar Heroes: Siobhan Wilson’s ‘Whatever Helps’.

Siobhan Wilson is one of those incredible rising talents that I discovered a while ago by chance. From the outset […]

The Hottman Sisters are about to set the world on fire!

Just when you think you have worked out The Hottman Sisters they surprise you with a new track that doesn’t […]

Interview with garage-punk-pop-outfit Bloods.

I first heard the band Bloods play to a lively crowd in support of Veruca Salt earlier this year in […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Jezebel (1938).

One of Warner studio’s most celebrated actresses in the 1930s was a defiant and feisty young woman named Bette Davis. […]

On my stereo this week: Luscious Jackson’s ‘Citysong’.

Back in the day, in my favourite decade for music – the ‘90s, I stumbled across a curious four-gal band […]