Based in London, Stephen Rylance writes on an eclectic range of interests, from music to film, books to art, videogames to opera. His blog, http://culturecrammer.com, 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.
Agonies of an 'Antichrist': Lars von Trier in the Forest of Unreason | 29 Oct 2009 // 4:00 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 // 3:59 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 // 3:00 PM
If he’s not careful, Grant-Lee Phillips could become the Paul Weller of alt-Americana.
James Yorkston: Folk Songs | 10 Dec 2009 // 3:00 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 // 4:43 AM
Thirty years later, Soul Mining remains The The's most vital work.