Is this art?

Loyalist Michael Stone’s planned incursion on a crucial meeting of Stormont politicians was “performance art”, his defence lawyer has claimed. ( This is a new one! “Performance art”. Jesus fuck. Was his attack on Milltown Cemetery 20 years ago performace art too? Should the media coverage be in the Tate? Is “art” going to be … Read more

My Precious…

In other music news: “Things get damaged, things get broken…” It may not have escaped your notice that the new Depeche Mode single ‘Precious’ has been leaked onto the net months earlier than planned and, despite likely being a rough edit, it sees the band somewhat back on form. A fusion of Broken Frame & … Read more

MP3 of the week

The first stage of the conservative re-affirmation of their entrenchment of the known universe has begun. Despite massive amounts of perceived pressure to oust him, John Howard is back in power in Australia for a fourth term. And he didn’t win by a gnats wing. Despite all the shouting and fist waving by those supposed … Read more