There’s only a few days ’til the festival, but nevermind that, after 20 years, I know the sort of people you should avoid like the plague at Glasto.
‘If you love Russia so much why don’t you go live there?’ After seeing these pictures I just might.
After the scorching debate surrounding the Top 10 TV theme tunes, I thought the time was ripe to follow it up with the Top 10 TV Songs. And yes, there is a difference, remember to read the rules…
Yes, it’s a drunken pub talk staple but it’s also a good excuse for a few minutes of harmless nostalgia. Dip in.
Here’s a completely unbiased, fastidiously researched dissection of God’s Own County…
Where else can you find intelligent Beckettian drama featuring addiction, depression, fatalism and gastronomy?
On National Talk Like a Pirate Day, Robert Newton’s performance as Long John Silver that defined pirates in the eyes of the world always deserves a good eyeballin’ over some grog… arrr!
Spurn Point is a little-known wonder of the British Isles; a slice of paradise that could make even Philip Larkin smile.
You’ve saved for months to get the cheapest flights and hotel and you’ve made it to New York for a week’s mayhem in Manhattan. But where to eat without blowing the budget?
Swear Down is the new novel by acclaimed author Russ Litten. It incorporates an investigation into a murder in East London. The problem is, two people have come forward and confessed. Who’s the true culprit?
Take 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead and The Road, add even more violence, sick humour, nastiness and you’ve got ‘Crossed’ – as superbly horrible as comic books get featuring a character called Horsecock…
How a Halloween night nostalgia trip brought back memories of some terrifyingly bad tat…
Rolling Thunder (1977) was the film that almost was, and here’s why…
One sunny afternoon the finest ciders in the world came together to compete for the title of Best Cider On Earth. Here’s how they faired…
Sil from the Sopranos has been transported to Norway in BBC4’s new sitcom, to little success.
Selected by Shortlist as one of the coolest book covers ever, Jon Ronson finds that psychos are all around us, many in worryingly unexpected places. I chatted to the author after watching him read in Hull…
Considering we Brits have been responsible for some of the greatest inventions in history, we have a peculiar habit of using quaintly old-fashioned terms for our technology. Here’s some of the best…
Some love him, some hate him and town council’s want to write him off as a vandal, but his new book shows Banksy at his best.
Broken Dreams is the first urban thriller from Hull based writer, Nick Quantrill, featuring private detective Joe Geraghty. Northern gritty realism at it’s best. Here’s a short film based on an extract…
The Olympics? Forget that, unless you’re rich or famous enough to blag a ticket you can just watch it on TV – why not read through our guide of ace alternative British events instead?
The Hull Beer & Cider Festival always throws up some great new ales. Here’s the pick of the bunch…
Tucked away on More4 last year was an amazing TV series on the origins of the movies. Now it’s on DVD.
For comic book fans there’s nothing as annoying as a campaigning storyline or an ironic superhero. Superior has both, and it’s still good.
The most influential British artist of the 20th century has a major new exhibition of Yorkshire landscapes starting this weekend at the Royal Academy. Our in-house Yorkshireman snuck in to have a skeg.
Whether you like the film or not there’s no denying that Olivia Colman’s performance is superb. So why no BAFTA nod?
Scared of upsetting Christians, ITV have cut Tim Minchin’s song from tomorrow’s Jonathan Ross show. So here it is alongside five more crackers from his collection…
Local Hero crossed with In Bruges or Father Ted meets Bad Lieutenant? Either way, get yourself into The Guard.
With Frozen Planet unfolding with typical gob-smacky magnificence it may seem like a disrespectful time to consider this, but what the buggery fuck are we going to do when David Attenborough pegs it?
Welcome, whoever you are… A couple of years ago no one would have cared but cancelling Shooting Stars NOW, when it’s back on top form, is crazy.
Francis Ford Coppola’s paranoia classic The Conversation makes its way onto Blu-ray this week. Here’s what makes it so extraordinary.
The Comic Strip returns at 9pm on Channel 4 this evening with a stellar cast including Robbie Coltrane and Nigel Planer, but can it live up to these five classic episodes that changed the format of British Comedy?
Keep the sequins of Strictly and the histrionics of X Factor, the Great British Bake Off has been the reality TV highlight of the year.
Yesterday this sweaty-slick trader told the BBC that ‘Goldman Sachs rules the world’. I don’t care if it is true, I just want to punch his self-satisfied mush…
Looking for brilliant T-shirts to spice up your tired old wardrobe? Then search no further then these seven ace sites.
With Hurricane Lee about to hit New Orleans it’s a very prescient time for the magnificent Treme to return to our screens, watch the second series tonight on Sky Atlantic…
As this year’s X Factor continues to pollute the airwaves we uncover what Simon Cowell thinks of it all in this memo we found in the back of a limo
For most people Marty Feldman is the bulgy eyed bloke from Young Frankenstein. However a new biography attempts to help stake his claim as a comedy legend.
Usually when I send out a sarcastic tweet I get nothing more in return than the odd RT off one of my disciples, so the last thing I was expecting was to see my missive about Steve Jobs turned into a cartoon by Irkafirka…
Rolling storylines with baffling plots do not make for good family TV. Bring back the bad sets, bad costumes, bad acting and simple plots of vintage Dr Who.
A tubby Bill Clinton look-a-like and a Mexican lady singing about tamales is all in a day’s work, according to the producer’s notes for last night’s episode we found in the back of a taxi. Here are the highlights.
The recent news that Northerners have bigger brains than Southerners have confirmed that what I already suspected: one day The North will rule over its weaker, dumber counterparts.
A new book gathers the best photographs of the fine people of Northern England by Lowry’s favourite snapper, Sefton Samuel.
Most people’s relationship with Lieutenant Columbo was relatively simple – he’s the shabby detective that clogs up ITV on Sunday afternoons. But with the sad passing of Peter Falk, time is ripe to look closer at Columbo, it is a genuine TV great…
Fan art and Alt movie posters used to be the reserve of the geeky and obsessed, now it’s on gallery walls and finding respectability with new book Crazy 4 Cult.
With ‘King of the Gypsies’ David Essex about to take up permanent residence in Albert Square we look back at two great films he made back when he was a genuinely huge pop and movie star.
There’s been a lot of comment (partly from me) about Glastonbury not being as good as it used to be but it’s still far and away the best festival on earth – here’s why.
The recent passing of Sidney Lumet has resulted in renewed praise for his many classic films, but his weirdest work – The Offence, starring Sean Connery – is unlikely to get a mention. Which is a shame since it’s truly remarkable
Sky Atlantic are spending a lot of time and money plugging HBO’s new mega-bucks series Boardwalk Empire but they’re backing the wrong horse – Treme is far, far superior.
Forget Dora the Explorer or Octonauts, get your kids into Michael Bentine’s Potty Time. Once you convince them of the merits of this glove puppet Goonery, you too can start enjoying kid’s telly again.
How can a multimillion selling, critically-lauded global smash boasting seven writers be so woefully bad?
The work David Hockney has been undertaking in East Yorkshire has changed my understanding of my home county. I wish it could do the same for the rest of the UK.