Ashley Welling

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Sherlock’s darkness is his genius

As the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes returns to BBC One, our affection cannot obscure his shadowy side<p>In the East End of London, 1888, a serial killer was on the loose. A series of slayings of women in Whitechapel had become associated in people’s minds with an imagined single murderer known …

How to spot a liar: it’s not what you think

If someone looks you in the eye and gives a straightforward answer, they may be lying, a new study suggests<p>If you think you can spot a liar by their shifty gaze and hesitant manner you might need to think again.<p>New research suggests that the most untruthful people are likely to look you straight in …

Anime For Legend and Historical Fiction Buffs

Are you a history buff? Do you enjoy classic tales and legends? Well have I got some treats for you. I’ve culled a few good anime titles rooted in …

Johnny Depp’s Many Faces – His Best Screen Transformations, From Edward Scissorhands To Black Mass

NME looks back at higlights from the actor's chameleon-like career<p>Last year Depp gave his best performance for ages in crime biopic <i>Black Mass</i>. Now …

Do You Know The Real History Of Grunge Music? Hint: It Doesn’t Start With Nirvana

It’s fall, also known as flannel season. And it’s incredibly hard to think about flannel without thinking about grunge; the two are forever associated (sorry, lumberjacks). Fall is grunge weather, and with the heyday of the genre in our distant past, it’s a good time to look back at the genre’s …

15 essential Kurt Cobain rarities

Today marks the release of <i>Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings,</i> a series of tracks culled from previously unreleased tapes made by Nirvana frontman …

Uncensored Prison School Episode 5-8 Previewed on Niconico [NSFW]

Following up on the recent uncensored versions of the first 4 episodes of the anime adaptation of Akira Hiramoto’s <i>Prison School</i> manga, Niconico have …

The future of vinyl? Selling music as a lifestyle

<b>(CNN) —</b> A quarter of young adults buy records they never listen to, a survey of British music fans discovered last year.<p>Some might take this as baffling or pretentious behavior, but the future of vinyl may rest on its ability to find selling points beyond its basic function as a music format.<p>Having …

Harper Lee: the inside story of the greatest comeback in literature

<b>As Harper Lee's death is reported, we remember the story behind the publication of Go Set A Watchman.</b><p>Last September, the British literary agent Andrew Nurnberg received a text message from a lawyer representing <b>Harper Lee</b>, the famously private author of a single, enduring book. “Please call me …

Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job

Today started like every other day. With a blank page.<p>Articles need to be written. To-do lists need to be completed. But still that pesky little cursor stays in the same spot taunting me with his methodical disappearing and re-appearing act.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do …

William Butler Yeats Taught Poets How to Serve

In Ireland, they put James Joyce’s picture on the 10 pound note, and for a good many years authors were allowed to pay no income tax. They take …

Literature

The 10 most celebrated French thinkers

From De Beauvoir to Foucault, Rousseau to Sartre, a roundup of les grands penseurs and things you’re unlikely to hear them say<p><b>René Descartes</b> France’s national philosopher, whose <i>Discourse on Method</i> defined thought as the essential human quality (“I think, therefore I am”) and exemplified one of the …

France

The Stacks: Jack Kerouac Was the Winston Churchill of the Beats

In 1960, Norman Mailer wrote that Seymour Krim is “a child of our time. I think, sometimes, as a matter of style, he is the child of our time, he is …

Literature

10 Documentary Videos For Street Photography Fans

<i>Image (c) Michael Ernest Sweet</i><p>While not all these photographers are strictly street photographers, they are, I believe, photographers that street photography fans should be acquainted with and know by name. These photographers do all have one thing in common - they are great masters. Additionally, …

How to Get Started With Vinyl Records

So you want to start spinning records in your living room. Here’s a collection of the advice I’ve given n00bs just like you over the last couple of …

7 Stories Stephen King Refuses to Publish

Legendary horror writer Stephen King has sold over 300 million books, and while his prolific output might lead you to believe he publishes every page …

Stephen King

Punks, skinheads and the black DJ who united them

Whilst studying design at Central Saint Martins, an image of Don Letts caught Nicholas Daley’s eye. There was Don, adorned in leather biker jacket surrounded by a rabble of tumbledown punks from the Roxy. By turns it intrigued and resonated with Nicholas. Initially it was the crossover between punk …

Is Self-Publishing a Viable Option for Literary Fiction Writers?

by editrrix / via Flickr<b>Note from Jane</b>: Today’s guest post is by Sangeeta Mehta (@sangeeta_editor), a former acquiring editor of children’s books at …

‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind: Chuck Palahniuk on God, Men Vs. Women, and ‘Fight Club 2’

Chuck Palahniuk exploded onto the literary scene in 1996 with his novel <i>Fight Club</i>, a raging anti-commercialism polemic and outlet to his inner anger. …

Fight Club

Allen Ginsberg, LSD poetry and sacrificing chickens: the birth of the ’60s hippie underground revealed

Uncut celebrates the International Poetry Incarnation<p>This Saturday [May 30, 2015], celebrations take place to mark the 50th anniversary of the</b> …

Means To An End: Peter Hook plays the entire Joy Division back catalogue

May 18th 2015: Thirty-five years to the day that Ian Curtis tragically passed away. It was also five years ago today that <b>Peter Hook And The Light</b> …

Belgian noise-rock: the shape of punk to come

Metz: ‘If you can smother a melody in noise and grit, that’s perfect’<p>Read more<p>Monolithic riffs. Wonky synths. FX-laden screams. Lyrics sung in a completely made-up language. Out of the 200 acts at Live At Leeds earlier this month, Ghent’s Raketkanon stood out like a Belgian waffle in a bowl of …

'The Difficulty Of Making Manga' Is Being Turned Into A Feature Film

<i>Bakuman</i>, the manga about making manga is getting a live-action movie adaptation. Check out the trailer (with English subtitles).<p>As seems to be the …

Is Your Idea a Short Story or Novel?

Not counting my childhood Young Authors books (for a hilarious selection of those click here), I have written only one short story: a grim ghost tale …

This Band Photo Shoot Used 18 Pounds of Exploding Fireworks

Here’s a photo shoot idea that you probably shouldn’t try yourself. Photographer Jake Harsh recently did a wild photo shoot with the electro-pop band …

Why Dylan Thomas deserves his international Day

Thomas wrote with unforgettable eloquence about being human, in an English that remains uniquely Welsh. Gillian Clarke, national poet of Wales, explains why he is great<p>On 14 May, 1953, Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood had its first staged reading at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center in New York. From …

Indie Bookstores Are Finally Not Dying

A little girl wearing fairy wings twirled in a photo booth rigged up next to the New Releases table. Across town, a bookseller set cans of beer, …

Customers

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century review – rich, scholarly analysis

A fascinating and wide-ranging collection of essays that celebrates the popular, prolific and endlessly innovative author<p>Neil Gaiman’s “astonishing flexibility and willingness to transcend genres” is, as Tara Prescott says in the introduction, one of the clear messages in this fascinating and …

Neil Gaiman

Down the rabbit hole: Moira Buffini on adapting Alice in Wonderland

Manchester international festival 2015,Manchester international festival,Culture,Festivals,Theatre,Stage,Musicals,Lewis Carroll,Books,Moira Buffini,Damon Albarn,Rufus Norris<p>This year’s Manchester international festival sees the premiere of wonder.land, a new musical that aims to update Lewis …

Alice In Wonderland

Madame Tussauds creates Star Wars scenes to celebrate new film

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Star Wars,Film,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,UK news<p>More than 180 sculptors worked for over a year to create 11 scenes, including making a 220kg Jabba the Hutt and spending 1,000 hours on Chewbacca<p>Recreating the exact facial features of public figures of the day …