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Issue 99 June 2016

One more mag and we’ll be at the 100th issue milestone. We are still planning what form that will take, but we will definitely be printing a magazine in July, rather than being online only as usual, so keep an eye out.

It’s a great pleasure to have Scottish graphic artist Robbie Porter back on our pages for issue #99. His warm sense of humour has been missed since we first featured his work in December 2013. You can read more about Robbie and his art on page 36.

Elsewhere, we’ve got interviews with Jared P Scott, writer and director of climate film The Age of Consequences, which is premiering at Doc/Fest this month, composer and producer Ben Lukas Boysen, and Karen Sherwood, who told us about HillsFest, Hillsborough’s new festival of art, music and culture.

If you read something in the magazine that you disagree with, or you feel you have something to say which isn’t being covered, please do get in touch. We are always open to welcoming in new writers from all areas of the city.

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This month's articles

Local Elections: No Change – No Fairer, Yet

May's local elections have shown us one thing: tinkering at the edges of electoral reform is not the way to achieve fairer results or to eng…

May's local elections have shown us one thing: tinkering at the edges of electoral reform is not the way to achieve fairer results or to eng

Either-Or: Fools of Choice

A friend once photographed me pretending to sit on a broken bench on Devonshire Green. The bench no longer exists, lost under a tract of sty…

A friend once photographed me pretending to sit on a broken bench on Devonshire Green. The bench no longer exists, lost under a tract of sty

Interface: Web fiction serial

On 21 April this year, Reddit user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 posted a small, forgettable comment on the social network that seemed like the stran…

On 21 April this year, Reddit user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 posted a small, forgettable comment on the social network that seemed like the stran

Tapas

Serves 4-6 Recipe by Tom Gibson-Howarth, The Beer Engine 1kg lamb shoulder, diced and trimmed 1 large white onion, finely diced 2 large…

 Serves 4-6
 Recipe by Tom Gibson-Howarth, The Beer Engine

1kg lamb shoulder, diced and trimmed
 1 large white onion, finely diced
 2 large

Cool Beans First Fest / Spiders

Dear Advice Arnold, This summer I’m heading out to my first ever festival with my wife and kids. It was a toss up between Glastonbury and I…

 Dear Advice Arnold,
This summer I’m heading out to my first ever festival with my wife and kids. It was a toss up between Glastonbury and I

Robbie Porter: This Month's Featured Artist

We first featured Robbie Porter in Now Then in December 2013. Going back over his website beforehand, it was refreshing to see such a huge a…

We first featured Robbie Porter in Now Then in December 2013. Going back over his website beforehand, it was refreshing to see such a huge a

Sound Look Back In Anger

Out they shone, like two silver bullets, irreverent and derisive, poking through the see-through black shirt that barely covered the torso. …

Out they shone, like two silver bullets, irreverent and derisive, poking through the see-through black shirt that barely covered the torso. 

Repomen / The Unthanks / King Capisce / Jagwar Mar

14 May Queen’s Social Club Modestly getting on with being secretly really good is what Repomen have been doing for 25 years now, making th…

14 May
 Queen’s Social Club

Modestly getting on with being secretly really good is what Repomen have been doing for 25 years now, making th

Ben Lukas Boysen: Casting Spells

Over the last decade, Berlin-based musician Ben Lukas Boysen has created something of a dynasty of himself. Having become revered throughout…

Over the last decade, Berlin-based musician Ben Lukas Boysen has created something of a dynasty of himself. Having become revered throughout

Headsup HillsFest

To mark 25 years of Cupola Gallery, Hillsborough's treasured contemporary art gallery, owner Karen Sherwood decided it was time to give some…

To mark 25 years of Cupola Gallery, Hillsborough's treasured contemporary art gallery, owner Karen Sherwood decided it was time to give some

Filmreel A Cacophony Of Documentaries / Listings

Year on year, Sheffield Doc/Fest offers a huge array of filmic choice and other audio-visual experiences that constitute ‘documentary’. Thi…

 Year on year, Sheffield Doc/Fest offers a huge array of filmic choice and other audio-visual experiences that constitute ‘documentary’. Thi

Localcheck Euro-Pap

I can't get very excited about the EU. It's not through loyalty to this island nation, but rather because fencing off one area of the world …

I can't get very excited about the EU. It's not through loyalty to this island nation, but rather because fencing off one area of the world 

Con-sultation: Opening up democracy in Sheffield

The recent consultation on creating school places in Sheffield was controversial and possibly illegal. There's a feeling that the Council ma…

The recent consultation on creating school places in Sheffield was controversial and possibly illegal. There's a feeling that the Council ma