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Issue 42 September 2011

We’ve got plenty of goodness for you this month, including current affairs pieces on the riots and student protests. This is a green issue, with Localcheck covering public transport, Robin Lovelace discussing the benefits of bike trailers and author Paul Kingsnorth tackling some key environmental issues.

This is also the first mag to feature our all-new food section, which will be themed from month to month. This month – the glories of Spanish cuisine, with an article about the Moors and two home cook recipes.

I speak to Texan singer-songwriter Josh T Pearson about his debut record Last of the Country Gentlemen and beard freestyling in the music section. A perfect gent indeed. Headsup also features an interview with Sheffield’s own FroZac crew, who have put on some fantastic parties of late.

If you’ve always wanted to have an article or review published but don’t know how to go about it, drop me a line. Don’t forget, the vast majority of this magazine is written by the people of Sheffield.

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This month's articles

Filmreel On a Misty Island.

The reassuring view from above - which introduces the island as an orderly, quaint paradise - gives way to the helicopter descent to the bui…

The reassuring view from above - which introduces the island as an orderly, quaint paradise - gives way to the helicopter descent to the bui

Filmreel Arrietty.

DIRECTOR - HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI. For the past 25 years, beloved Japanese animation merchants Studio Ghibli have happily churned out majesti…

DIRECTOR - HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI.

For the past 25 years, beloved Japanese animation merchants Studio Ghibli have happily churned out majesti

Headsup FroZac.

FroZac set up shop in Sheffield a good few years ago, bringing a fresh blend of genres to a variety of venues across the city. Known for go…

FroZac set up shop in Sheffield a good few years ago, bringing a fresh blend of genres to a variety of venues across the city. Known for go

Josh T Pearson: Last of the Country Gentlemen

Josh T Pearson was a founding member of Lift to Experience, the Texan country rock band who garnered a fairly substantial cult following aft…

Josh T Pearson was a founding member of Lift to Experience, the Texan country rock band who garnered a fairly substantial cult following aft

Bunga Bunga / Uncivilisation / Chicos de Nazca / What's On.

13th August. DQ. Reviewer - Clare Whitty. With it being summer, most of the students had returned home and the locals were away at festiva…

13th August. 
DQ. 
Reviewer - Clare Whitty.
With it being summer, most of the students had returned home and the locals were away at festiva

Localcheck PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

Down at the railway station at midnight you can almost see the tumbleweed blowing across the tracks. Almost, because it's closed - lifeless,…

Down at the railway station at midnight you can almost see the tumbleweed blowing across the tracks. Almost, because it's closed - lifeless,

Sound Records Let Off a Bad Smell When They Burn.

This week, with neither the debonair and vaudevillian charm of Guido Fawkes nor the noble composure of Martin Luther King, "Broken Britain" …

This week, with neither the debonair and vaudevillian charm of Guido Fawkes nor the noble composure of Martin Luther King, "Broken Britain" 

Mr Gauky: Things are Strange

Recently about in our streets defacing the Harley and Bank Street in the name of art, Mr Gauky has been a staunch favourite doodler of mine …

Recently about in our streets defacing the Harley and Bank Street in the name of art, Mr Gauky has been a staunch favourite doodler of mine 

RIOTS: TOUGH ON CRIME

"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that o…

"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that o

FRANK FERNIE : INSIDIOUS POLITICAL SENTENCING

In a statement issued following his recent resignation, disgraced former Chief of Police Sir Paul Stevenson - who publicly conceded that the…

In a statement issued following his recent resignation, disgraced former Chief of Police Sir Paul Stevenson - who publicly conceded that the

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL : THE LARGEST ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD

Even after several visits the scale of the Edinburgh Festival staggers me; 40,000 performances and more than 2,500 shows packed into 250 ven…

Even after several visits the scale of the Edinburgh Festival staggers me; 40,000 performances and more than 2,500 shows packed into 250 ven

BIKE TRAILERS : Science, technology and free bike trailers

Science as a tool for understanding the world takes some beating. Most agree that there is a physical reality that trundles on regardless of…

Science as a tool for understanding the world takes some beating. Most agree that there is a physical reality that trundles on regardless of

THE MOORS AND SPANISH CUISINE.

Despite being Spanish in origin, the great thing about this recipe is that you can make it really easily with local ingredients. Castle Mar…

 Despite being Spanish in origin, the great thing about this recipe is that you can make it really easily with local ingredients. Castle Mar

PAUL KINGSNORTH : The story of uncivilisation

Paul Kingsnorth is a modern man of action and it is a pleasure to have the chance to interview him once more in this month's environmentally…

Paul Kingsnorth is a modern man of action and it is a pleasure to have the chance to interview him once more in this month's environmentally