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Issue 53 August 2012

This is the last online-only Now Then of the year before we return to print next month. We’ve got a great September mag in the pipeline, but for now have a look at this issue, decorated with the work of local artist Mila K, who is just at home creating graphic art as painting a wall, often alongside last month’s featured artist coLor.

My recommended read goes to David Ellis’ piece on Richard O’Dwyer, the former Sheffield Hallam student who is facing extradition to the US for copyright infringement on his website TVShack.net. He has committed no crime in the UK, and the site hosted no infringing content, but the Home Secretary refuses to budge on her decision to ship him abroad. Read the article and sign the petition, set up by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Also worth a look-in is Paul Kingsnorth’s introduction to the Dark Mountain Project in Wordlife, and Chris T-T’s associated fiction piece ‘Five Dead Badgers’, taken from the new Dark Mountain book, available from dark-mountain.net.

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This month's articles

The Lynching of Richard O'Dwyer: An unjust extradition

So often when people criticise the United States of America, it comes across as misinformed, self-righteous snobbery aimed largely at boosti…

So often when people criticise the United States of America, it comes across as misinformed, self-righteous snobbery aimed largely at boosti

In praise of the egg.

SERVES 2. Ingredients: 4 eggs 400g chopped tomatoes 1 finely diced chilli 1 finely diced onion 1 finely diced red pepper A small bunch of …

 SERVES 2.

Ingredients:
4 eggs
400g chopped tomatoes
1 finely diced chilli
1 finely diced onion
1 finely diced red pepper
A small bunch of 

Mila K: It's Awfully Grim Up North

Mila K is an artist of many talents. A digital artist, a graphic designer, a photographer and a street artist all rolled into one, Mila K's …

Mila K is an artist of many talents. A digital artist, a graphic designer, a photographer and a street artist all rolled into one, Mila K's 

The Dark Mountain Project / 'Five Dead Badgers' by Chris T-T.

The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itsel…

 The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itsel

Sound City Daydream Songs.

You've all been there. You're in a public place, and one of your favourite songs starts to ooze out of invisible speakers. Your first reacti…

You've all been there. You're in a public place, and one of your favourite songs starts to ooze out of invisible speakers. Your first reacti

Busking for Water: The Long Well Walk Busking Competition

On 11th August a selection of ten bands and solo artists will be performing on Tudor Square and Barkers Pool in Sheffield City Centre. The e…

On 11th August a selection of ten bands and solo artists will be performing on Tudor Square and Barkers Pool in Sheffield City Centre. The e

Filmreel Unexpected Turns.

The stretch limo appears to glide as it roams through crowded avenues. Something which is emphasised by the best stylised rear and side proj…

The stretch limo appears to glide as it roams through crowded avenues. Something which is emphasised by the best stylised rear and side proj

Localcheck Co-operation.

A small chain of local shops, Rhythm & Booze, was bought out recently after hitting a difficult patch. This is a shame, because it was a…

A small chain of local shops, Rhythm & Booze, was bought out recently after hitting a difficult patch. This is a shame, because it was a

Tramlines 2012

Reviewer - Pete Martin. This is an abridged, lightning stop tour of my weekend. My first band are Low Duo at the Forum. Leigh Greenwood's e…

Reviewer - Pete Martin.

This is an abridged, lightning stop tour of my weekend. My first band are Low Duo at the Forum. Leigh Greenwood's e