Stephen Rylance
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Based in London, Stephen Rylance writes on an eclectic range of interests, from music to film, books to art, videogames to opera. His blog,, is a unique space for voracious culture junkies everywhere. Stephen has worked in journalism and not-for-profit sector communications for more than ten years.

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Agonies of an 'Antichrist': Lars von Trier in the Forest of Unreason | 29 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM

Despite the efforts of some to dismiss it as a prank, Antichrist is a serious film and its disturbing extremes speak of broad and deeply felt moral, social, and ultimately, political anxieties.

Magazine: The Correct Use of Soap | 20 Oct 2009 // 4:59 PM

Magazine's The Correct Use of Soap is such a wayward, iconoclastic record, so willfully out of kilter with its own time, that its sound-world and emotional landscape remain unique in pop.


Grant-Lee Phillips: Little Moon | 16 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM

If he’s not careful, Grant-Lee Phillips could become the Paul Weller of alt-Americana.

James Yorkston: Folk Songs | 10 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM

Beards are strictly optional as James Yorkston serves up a collection of traditional folk songs with a fresh, contemporary edge.


This Is the Day: The The - 'Soul Mining: 30th Anniversary Edition' | 29 Jul 2014 // 5:43 AM

Thirty years later, Soul Mining remains The The's most vital work.

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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