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Issue 60 March 2013

Greetings and welcome to our 60th issue. Next month will be our fifth birthday, so stay tuned for something rather big, but that doesn’t mean we’ve put all of our eggs in one proverbial basket. This month’s mag features art from the fantastic Handiedan, a collage artist born, bred and based in The Netherlands. We’re all big fans of her work, and it’s great to feature art that is so different to anything we have covered so far. Read our interview with her for an insight into her working techniques.

Recommended read this month goes to Jason Leman’s article on the proposed Bedroom Tax. We also have an interview with Wolverhampton-based musical duo Letherette, a special Localcheck piece on high speed rail, our second printed installation of Dead Space, poetry curated by award-winning local poet Helen Mort, and a piece by Tom Belshaw about musical progression throughout the ages.

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This month's articles

Localcheck HS2.

I really support public transport, but the proposed HS2 high speed rail plan has so many weak links that it's strange the three mainstream…

1913: A Year That Influenced Everything

My grandma would have been 100 this year, so I've decided to research and celebrate other centenaries in her honour. She was incredibly…

Sound Progression.

"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?" It's a quandary whose true meaning resonates through the annals of time, back to the widely…

Japanese.

Many people argue that the Japanese diet is the healthiest in the world. Whilst this title is subject to fierce debate, there are…

Collated by Helen Mort.

Guest editing Word Life feels like slipping my feet into shoes far too big for them, then tiptoeing around in the snow. It's a daunting,…

 Guest editing Word Life feels like slipping my feet into shoes far too big for them, then tiptoeing around in the snow. It's a daunting, ex

Sylvia Broeckx: Hug An Atheist

Sheffield-based filmmaker Sylvia Broeckx is on a mission - to persuade the people of America that her fellow atheists aren't terrifying,…