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Issue 41 August 2011

This month we have a follow-up to our chat with Prof David Nutt in the form of a full-length interview with Mike Trace, who is chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium and has acted as an advisor to the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Certainly worth a glance.

Imogen de Cordova interviews Ras G in our music section, eliciting some pretty enigmatic answers from the mysterious LA producer. Also worth a read this month is João Paulo Simões’ piece on digital distribution in our Filmreel section.

We are hoping to start a new food section in Now Then. If you are interested in contributing recipes, reviews and rants about Sheffield nosh, contact me. You don’t have to be a fivestar chef or a professional writer, as long as you have a passion for the edible.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Education.

No-one's neutral about the education system. Whether you've been through it or you're still in it, you've probably got an opinion based on e…

No-one's neutral about the education system. Whether you've been through it or you're still in it, you've probably got an opinion based on e

TASTE : Who sets the agenda?

I had this boss, once. Fred, his name was. Scared me to death. I was possibly the youngest manager and he was Sales & Marketing Director…

I had this boss, once. Fred, his name was. Scared me to death. I was possibly the youngest manager and he was Sales & Marketing Director

Hacking : Shock exclusive: Tabloids morally corrupt

As soon as the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan became accepted moral arbiters of British society, the hacking scandal or something …

As soon as the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan became accepted moral arbiters of British society, the hacking scandal or something 

Delays: THE JOY OF AIRPORTS

There are certain phrases that no-one ever wants to hear. "We're making you redundant" is one. "It's terminal" - that's another. And: "Happy…

There are certain phrases that no-one ever wants to hear. "We're making you redundant" is one. "It's terminal" - that's another. And: "Happy

Mike Trace : THE WAR ON DRUGS

Mike Trace is chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium and advised the Global Commission on Drug Policy with its recent report (see…

Mike Trace is chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium and advised the Global Commission on Drug Policy with its recent report (see

schnews: in graphic detail

'Information For Action' is a catchphrase that attached itself to SchNEWS not long after its inception as a publication in late 1994, and ha…

'Information For Action' is a catchphrase that attached itself to SchNEWS not long after its inception as a publication in late 1994, and ha

Sheffield poetics.

Tony Williams has just released his new pamphlet 'All The Rooms of Uncle's Head' available on Nine Arches Press. Tony's first collection of…

 Tony Williams has just released his new pamphlet 'All The Rooms of Uncle's Head' available on Nine Arches Press. Tony's first collection of

Filmreel Digital Distribution.

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. Now Then readers who happen to follow the Filmreel content with a degree of faithfulness may recall a previous article …

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

Now Then readers who happen to follow the Filmreel content with a degree of faithfulness may recall a previous article 

Ras G: Outerbody, Outerbeing, Outerbass

Ras G (aka Gregory Shorter Jr) is one of the many fruits to grow on the ever-bountiful Brainfeeder bush. His afro futurist influences and a …

Ras G (aka Gregory Shorter Jr) is one of the many fruits to grow on the ever-bountiful Brainfeeder bush. His afro futurist influences and a 

Drum[roll] / Pokey Lafarge / Tramlines.

7th July. Dirty Little Secret. Reviewer - Ben Dorey. Drum[roll] have been making a name for themselves on Sheffield's house and techno scene…

7th July.
Dirty Little Secret.
Reviewer - Ben Dorey.
Drum[roll] have been making a name for themselves on Sheffield's house and techno scene

Tom J Newell: DEAD SEE MOBSTER SETS SAIL

Time to check up on one of the sons of Sheffield, Mr Tom J Newell, long since departed to the docks of London Port to ply his trade on the r…

Time to check up on one of the sons of Sheffield, Mr Tom J Newell, long since departed to the docks of London Port to ply his trade on the r

Critics: There's a Limit to their Love

"If Tegan and Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up!" Some of you may be familiar with this sentence already. Others may not have encountered …

"If Tegan and Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up!" Some of you may be familiar with this sentence already. Others may not have encountered