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Issue 51 June 2012

We have some excellent articles for you this month. Alt-Sheff considers the case for cannabis decriminalisation on page 5, Ben Dorey talks about the history of climbing in Sheffield on page 9, and Ben Jackson revels in the glory of real ale on page 20. Our music feature this month sees Alex Keegan explore the links between Sheffield and Detroit.

Due to financial constraints, Now Then will be onlineonly for July and August. We want to be back in full force come September, so taking a summer break from print seems like a sensible choice, but don’t forget that all of the usual content will be available on nowthenmagazine.com as usual. ‘Like’ the Now Then page on Facebook to stay up to date.

Our June art submission comes from Dan McCarthy, a US-based screen printing extraordinaire with an immediately identifiable style. Trees galore. Read an interview with Dan on page 32.

Don’t forget that Peace in the Park, everyone’s favourite free community festival, takes place on Saturday 9th June at Ponderosa Park. Visit web.peaceinthepark.org.uk for more details, including the full line-up. We’ll be hosting the Other Stage, so see you down there.

Thanks for reading.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Decriminalisation.

Last year the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a highpowered panel including several former heads of state, concluded that the so-called "w…

Last year the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a highpowered panel including several former heads of state, concluded that the so-called "w

Fracking: Frack off

The coalition claimed when they entered power that this would be the greenest government ever. This is up there with the idea that Xenu brou…

The coalition claimed when they entered power that this would be the greenest government ever. This is up there with the idea that Xenu brou

Climbing: Sheffield's century-old tradition

Those of you who have lived around Sheffield for a while probably already know that the place is infested like no other city in the UK with …

Those of you who have lived around Sheffield for a while probably already know that the place is infested like no other city in the UK with 

Daily Bread.

Cassie Kill. This recipe for Italian tomato and bread salad is very simple, so good quality ingredients really shine through. 4 large tom…

 Cassie Kill.

This recipe for Italian tomato and bread salad is very simple, so good quality ingredients really shine through.

4 large tom

Real Ale: Get supping

Walking into the pub, enjoying the anticipation with a wistful and instinctive licking of the lips, I contemplate the selection of creativel…

Walking into the pub, enjoying the anticipation with a wistful and instinctive licking of the lips, I contemplate the selection of creativel

Dan McCarthy: Screen printing extraordinaire

Gracing our pages this month is the work of Massachusettsbased artist Dan McCarthy. Although his submissions to Now Then are screen prints, …

Gracing our pages this month is the work of Massachusettsbased artist Dan McCarthy. Although his submissions to Now Then are screen prints, 

Sound The Vinyl Straw.

If you're within easy reach of any kind of low-resolution image of an animal/celebrity/religious figure with a sarcastic 'COOL STORY, BRO' p…

If you're within easy reach of any kind of low-resolution image of an animal/celebrity/religious figure with a sarcastic 'COOL STORY, BRO' p

Cool Beans / STI / Saint Etienne / Peter Hook

4th May. Sheffield Students' Union. Reviewer - Ebony Nembhard. Beginning life as a freeform club night at the Raynor Lounge back in Octobe…

4th May.
Sheffield Students' Union.

Reviewer - Ebony Nembhard.

Beginning life as a freeform club night at the Raynor Lounge back in Octobe

Live / stage review Betrayal / 22nd May / The Crucible.

The Sheffield Theatres production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal debuted recently at The Crucible. A social commentary on relationships, Pinter…

The Sheffield Theatres production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal debuted recently at The Crucible. A social commentary on relationships, Pinter

High Tech Soul: Transatlantic industry

Techno always used to puzzle my former self. How could millions across the world be entranced by what is essentially a straight 4/4 beat rep…

Techno always used to puzzle my former self. How could millions across the world be entranced by what is essentially a straight 4/4 beat rep

Filmreel Realism.

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. Realism in film is overrated. This has been my firm belief for quite some time. Since way before I started making films…

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

Realism in film is overrated. This has been my firm belief for quite some time. Since way before I started making films

Filmreel Ones to Watch at Doc/Fest 2012.

(US, 2011) Showroom , 13th June , 11am / 16th June , 10.30am The poetic potential of this Oscar-nominated film makes the revisiting of Japa…

 (US, 2011)
Showroom , 13th June , 11am / 16th June , 10.30am
The poetic potential of this Oscar-nominated film makes the revisiting of Japa