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Issue 54 September 2012

We are very pleased to be back in print this month after a brief break over summer with online issues decorated by coLor and Mila K. This month it is the turn of San Francisco Bay painter and illustrator Deth P Sun, an artist who we have wanted on our pages from day one. Deth’s characters are distinctive and absorbing; the intrepid cat – part moomin, part Edward Gorey brainchild – the reassuring ghost, the inquisitive wolf. Read about his inspirations and working methods on page 35.

Words wise, we’ve got loads of content for you this month. Sara Hill reports from Edinburgh and Chella Quint explores cuts to library services. I talk to comedian, political activist and opera lover Mark Thomas on page 8, while Jack Opus interviews London house and techno duo Dusky on page 51.

We are always keen to make new connections. If you are new to the city – promoter, artist, musician, writer, independent business owner – get in touch with us. By working together we can strengthen each other’s ventures, and perhaps do a little to keep this city as individual and innovative as it continually proves to be.

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This month's articles

Localcheck ASSIST.

He has the kind of face that always looks shocked. We sat over a coffee in the warm Sheffield sunshine. 'What have I done to deserve this?'…

Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro

Mark Thomas has been known as a comedian and activist for the best part of 25 years. From his first appearances on Radio 1 in the late 80s…

Edinburgh: PBH's FREE FRINGE

The Edinburgh Festival is the largest arts festival in the world. Attending it is a unique experience every time, no matter how much of a…

The Italian Way.

Serves 3-4. Recipe by Fred Oxby. The Italians in Bari call this sauce "Il Sugo", literally "The Sauce", and claim that only their…

Deth P Sun: A Cat with Style

Lots of people draw characters. Lots of people copy this man right here. When we were first setting up the magazine, over four years ago, I…

Sound Electronic Supper Club.

Those of you who've kept your ears to the ground over the supposed summer in Sheffield will already have heard a bit about Electronic…

What's On: Hosted by Cool Beans

Here are a few fun facts regarding the month of September (thanks of course to our trustworthy pal the Internet): It's oft regarded as the…

Dusky: Keep it simple

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman make up the London-based duo Dusky, and also make music under the moniker Solarity. Having released…

Filmreel Entitlement II.

Previously on Filmreel: The unacknowledged need to set boundaries and parameters for the artistic expression of others was placed under my…