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The Museum of Everything exhibition at Selfridges

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Events on Thursday 13 October 2011

This is the fourth exhibition at The Museum of Everything, this time taking place at Selfridges on Oxford Street, London. The show is a beautifully curated selection of works by self-taught artists from all over the world.

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Connan Mockasin’s unique video for Forever Dolphin Love

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Music on Saturday 8 October 2011

I went to see this chap from New Zealand a few nights ago and it was a truly dreamy experience. I’ve been listening to his music for a few years and his sound has seemed to get progressively spookier and psychedelic. He has a new album out that makes me feel like I’m lost in […]

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Markets of Britain: a short film by Lee Titt

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Film on Saturday 8 October 2011

Ever been to a market town in Great Britain? I have. They’re bloody brilliant. This is a brief but very amusing mockumentary about life in a British market town, made by Lee Titt in the olden days and discovered by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz. Makes me laugh every time I watch it.

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Crush Evil: a blog about strange things

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in Cool Websites on Friday 7 October 2011

Lucy Cheung has a blog of strange things. When I’m stuck for inspiration with my artwork, this is where I go to spark my imagination. If you’re even remotely interested in ethnology, shamans, costumes, masks, tattoos, sculptures made of food or jellyfish, then this is surely the place to go.

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Red Snow by Susumu Katsumata

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Illustration on Friday 7 October 2011

Another great publication from Drawn and Quarterly. This is a collection of beautifully drawn gekiga (like manga but a bit more sophisticated; like graphic novels in relation to comics) set in the pre-modern Japanese countryside. The stories mix universal themes such as love, lust and madness with mythical elements such as tree spirits and water sprites.

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Perfume: an all-girl pop trio from Japan

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Music on Friday 7 October 2011

I may be marking myself out as a bit of a nerd here, but I have a guilty pleasure in listening to the poppiest of pop music from the Far East, particularly Japan and South Korea. Perfume, an all-girl trio are my favourite group and they make ridiculously super produced electro pop music.

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Dominique Young Unique: 19 year-old rapper from Tampa

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By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Music on Friday 7 October 2011

She’s a rapper from Tampa Bay who is only 19, yet seems to be constantly producing excellent music. You can download free mixtapes from her website. She like to rap nice and quick over constantly shifting backing tracks. Fun fun fun. My favourite tunes of hers are Hot Girl, War Talk and Show My Ass.

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