Articles tagged anglo visions

The Who Know Who They Are and From Whence They Came

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Warner revisits the Live at Leeds legacy courtesy of the Who.

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Prime Location: How Sitcom Settings Add to the Fun

As British sitcoms move higher on the endangered species list, a small number of successful programs are relying on geographic familiarity to attract (and maintain) UK viewers.

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Passion as Fashion? Rock Meets Religion on Manchester’s Streets

Manchester united around something other than soccer on Good Friday, as rock, religion and theatre came together for a unique presentation of Christ's crucifixion.

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19 Apr 2006 // 9:00 PM

Designs on Democracy

On The Great British Design Quest a new sort of made-for-TV entertainment/culture show, the best that Britain has to offer is at the mercy of the masses.

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19 Mar 2006 // 9:00 PM

Get on the Scene, Now

Leeds, and the nearby cities of Sheffield and Wakefield, are part of a musical renaissance. Warner talks with members of two bands from the area, each with contrasting views on this new 'scene'.

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Still Howling: A Poem for Then and Now

If Elvis Presley fuelled a visceral revolution, Allen Ginsberg lit the blue-touch paper on an intellectual one.

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Buccaneers Leave Manchester Disunited

In an effort to add to their respective toy chests, moguls are getting their kicks out of soccer by turning the proud pastime into a sport of corporate acquisition.

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Danger Ahead? Proceed at Your Own Risk

Dark humour and troubling times cross paths as a harbinger of things to come.

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All the news that's fit to print -- at least fit to print outside the publishing mainstream -- the alternative newspaper is alive and well on both sides of the pond.

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23 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hero worship and chance encounters can pay dividends... but you'd best know the Clash from the Pistols.

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Lessons learned from a squash club spanking and visit to Maggie's flat help an intrepid journalist stand tall and be intimidated no more.

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An exploration into musical genre-bending; things are not always as they sound.

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Is it imitation? Is it flattery? Is it postmodern homage when a band's name is a play on another's that has gone, most famously, before?

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The UK never really had that rather endearing US tradition surrounding yearbooks, proms and 'Class of' reunions. UK state schools did not encourage the alumni culture that the American educational system so enthusiastically sustains. Friends Reunited may be changing that.

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Warner converses with two reverse migration musicians, Preston Reed and Gabriel Minnikin, who have moved away from North America to live and work in more ancient lands.

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John Peel retained a fondness for music of all periods. The unearthing of undiscovered performers and undersung genres appeared to be his unceasing motivation.

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Sixty-four-year-olds aren't what they used to be, and if John Lennon were still alive, he would probably not be living the quaint parlour scene played out in McCartney's ditty.

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The Mercury Prize helps spread the gospel of talented UK musicians beyond the confines of their homeland, without over-the-top, Grammy-like showboating.

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When a giant of the rock industry like Bruce Springsteen weighs in with his tuppence worth, tens of thousands of ordinary voters feel they are being offered the benefit of impartial common sense from a source they can trust.

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28 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

In comedy, wherein nothing is sacred, where do we draw the line between witty repartee and savage satire?

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