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Issue 94 January 2016

A brand new year, and one that we’re really looking forward to. The Festival of Debate (Mar-May, Oct-Nov) is really taking shape now, and we will reach our 100th issue of Now Then later this year. We’re weighing up a few options, but let us know if you’ve got ideas about how we should celebrate that milestone.

As always, please do get in touch with ideas for articles, artwork and topics to feature, and don’t hold back on letting us know what you think of the magazine and what’s inside. It’s the only way we can learn and grow as a publication. We’ll be back in print next month. See you then.

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2016 starts with a multi-headed dragon of catastrophes facing us - climate chaos, economic slump, war and terrorism. You name it. Ordinary p…

2016 starts with a multi-headed dragon of catastrophes facing us - climate chaos, economic slump, war and terrorism. You name it. Ordinary p

Aquaponics: Saving The World With Fish Poo

Have you heard scientists, planners and other extremists banging on about 'resilience' recently, often in contexts where we previously talke…

Have you heard scientists, planners and other extremists banging on about 'resilience' recently, often in contexts where we previously talke

US Politics: The explosion of a toupeed billionaire

The American presidential race is not proceeding as expected. With the Obama years representing more ‘Yes We Tried’ than ‘Yes We Can’, poli…

The American presidential race is not proceeding as expected.

With the Obama years representing more ‘Yes We Tried’ than ‘Yes We Can’, poli

Devolution: Time for the Public's Voice to be Heard

Sheffield City Region is on the last lap of its dash to devolution started by the Scottish referendum. The deal is done, though until voted…

Sheffield City Region is on the last lap of its dash to devolution started by the Scottish referendum.

The deal is done, though until voted

Poorly Developed: The 21st Century!

The 21st Century! Futuristic fantasy of our ancestors! Non-stop, around-the-clock entertainment, rapid development and material wealth aboun…

The 21st Century! Futuristic fantasy of our ancestors! Non-stop, around-the-clock entertainment, rapid development and material wealth aboun

Russell Senior: Freaking Out The Squares

Released almost two decades after he left Pulp and over four years since the reunion back in 2011, Freak Out The Squares: Life In A Band Cal…

Released almost two decades after he left Pulp and over four years since the reunion back in 2011, Freak Out The Squares: Life In A Band Cal

New Year’s Food Resolutions

SERVED ON TOAST WITH SMOKED CURD CHEESE, CAPERS & WHITE ANCHOVIES RECIPE BY RUTLAND ARMS CHEF, RICO To give lamb breast it's moment of…

 SERVED ON TOAST WITH SMOKED CURD CHEESE, CAPERS & WHITE ANCHOVIES
RECIPE BY RUTLAND ARMS CHEF, RICO

To give lamb breast it's moment of

An Introduction to Spoken Word

The only US poet I’ve included on this list, Saul Williams was the first high-profile star of the new wave of spoken word artists that emer…

 The only US poet I’ve included on this list, Saul Williams was the first high-profile star of the new wave of spoken word artists that emer

Cool Beans Happy New Year from Advice Arnold / Pub Floors

Alright folks, the fun’s over. Turn off Now That’s What I Call Christmas, stop necking mulled wine by the gallon, head back to your day job…

 Alright folks, the fun’s over. Turn off Now That’s What I Call Christmas, stop necking mulled wine by the gallon, head back to your day job

A Gadabout Christmas / Warp Xmas Party / Islam Chipsy

13 December DINA DINA on Cambridge Street is fast becoming a favourite new venue, especially when support slots are given to bands as good a…

13 December
DINA
DINA on Cambridge Street is fast becoming a favourite new venue, especially when support slots are given to bands as good a

Filmreel Do You Ship? / Adventures in Amateur Filmmaking / Listings

Dir. Todd Haynes, USA, 2015 Watching the already-critically-acclaimed Carol, the sheer number of covert glances and gazes between Carol (C…

 Dir. Todd Haynes, USA, 2015

Watching the already-critically-acclaimed Carol, the sheer number of covert glances and gazes between Carol (C