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Issue 79 October 2014

Another corker of a mag this month, including interviews with writer Will Self and the Mercury Prize-nominated Kate Tempest, the first in a new series of articles by Andrew Wood entitled Radical Tourist, and an incredible art submission from San Francisco’s Jeremy Mann.

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This month's articles

Space: It’s Not You I Just Need Space

I love space. I don’t always know exactly what’s going on out there, but I think it’s pretty cool. I know it’s a quirk of human nature to p…

I love space. I don’t always know exactly what’s going on out there, but I think it’s pretty cool.

I know it’s a quirk of human nature to p

Radical Tourist Part 1: Conservation as a Radical Act

Steve arrives on a well-used, well-oiled bicycle. He recently quit smoking roll-ups and, buzzing from a long climb up to Crookes, he chains …

Steve arrives on a well-used, well-oiled bicycle. He recently quit smoking roll-ups and, buzzing from a long climb up to Crookes, he chains 

Will Self: On Critics, Ulysses, and that Orwell article

Will Self is one of the most prolific and controversial journalists and writers of the last 25 years. Last month, Shark, the second novel in…

Will Self is one of the most prolific and controversial journalists and writers of the last 25 years. Last month, Shark, the second novel in

Mexican

Serves 4 Recipe by Street Food Chef Enter any Mexican taquería in California and you'll find carnitas on the menu, usually pork butt (the …

 Serves 4
Recipe by Street Food Chef

Enter any Mexican taquería in California and you'll find carnitas on the menu, usually pork butt (the 

A Swim: Somewhere in the hills

On the edge of a small rocky pool somewhere in the hills above Howden reservoir, I am standing completely naked. Water the ruby brown of mal…

On the edge of a small rocky pool somewhere in the hills above Howden reservoir, I am standing completely naked. Water the ruby brown of mal

Tim Key Single White Slut

What Tim Key does is hard to describe in a nutshell, as is often required in short introductions to interviews with people. He is a poet and a comedian, delivering short verse that somehow manages to be simultaneously mundane and larger than life.

Jeremy Mann: The shower of menial moments

We do our best to cover as many bases as we can with artists featured in Now Then, but there’s always the feeling that more traditional form…

We do our best to cover as many bases as we can with artists featured in Now Then, but there’s always the feeling that more traditional form

Sound Tommy Youdan: Music Hall Hero

In 1844, Friedrich Engels wrote that “immorality among young people in Sheffield seems to be more prevalent than anywhere else”. In fact, ea…

In 1844, Friedrich Engels wrote that “immorality among young people in Sheffield seems to be more prevalent than anywhere else”. In fact, ea

Cate Le Bon / David Thomas Broughton / The Toasters

18 September Plug Cate le Bon drops in to Plug to promote her third album, last year's Mug Museum, recorded in LA after her move from west W…

18 September
Plug
Cate le Bon drops in to Plug to promote her third album, last year's Mug Museum, recorded in LA after her move from west W

Kate Tempest: Poet, Playwright, Rapper

"I know we've only just met, but can I have a cigarette?" It'd be pretty much impossible to turn Kate Tempest down, not only because she's k…

Headsup Bunga Bunga

Bunga Bunga is a group of local independent promoters who have been putting on parties at unconventional spaces across Sheffield for three a…

Bunga Bunga is a group of local independent promoters who have been putting on parties at unconventional spaces across Sheffield for three a

Localcheck Get The Word Out

1 November | Town Hall Alt-Sheff always gives a shout out to the annual Peace and Craft Fair, coming round this year on Saturday 1 Novembe…

 1 November | Town Hall

Alt-Sheff always gives a shout out to the annual Peace and Craft Fair, coming round this year on Saturday 1 Novembe

Cool Beans A Guide to Life Drawing

1. Being disrobed in a room full of strangers can be traumatic. Casting your mind back to a particularly nice holiday, beloved pet or favou…

 1. Being disrobed in a room full of strangers can be traumatic. Casting your mind back to a particularly nice holiday, beloved pet or favou

Filmreel Counterpoints

(Tommy Wiseau, USA, 2003) 10 October, 7.30pm | Sheffield University Union Auditorium | £3.50 Written, produced by and starring its directo…

 (Tommy Wiseau, USA, 2003)
10 October, 7.30pm | Sheffield University Union Auditorium | £3.50

Written, produced by and starring its directo

Shaping Cities: Form shouldn’t follow finance

Architects and designers have become increasingly marginalised in shaping our towns and cities, as have the people who use them. Despite hav…

Architects and designers have become increasingly marginalised in shaping our towns and cities, as have the people who use them. Despite hav