Month: September 2008

ArtsFest mapped

The Artsfest programme isn’t easy to search,  and the venue map isn’t comprehensive – so with the help of LiveBrum’s by venue and day split-up of the listings I’ve started this Google map of the whats and wheres (the whens…

Journalists in glass houses

The Evening Mail report with inordinate glee about a extra ‘l’ in a road sign pointing to St Philip’s Cathedral: “Council chiefs were left red-faced today after admitting that roadside signs directing drivers to the Cathedral Church of St Philip…

I’ve just met a girl named Maria

Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis is set in “the extraordinary Gothic skyscrapers of a corporate city-state, the Metropolis of the title. Society has been divided into two rigid groups: one of planners or thinkers, who live high above the earth…

The ink is black, the page is white

Bostin Heroes is a new comic strip that is forged from the Black Country brain of Donarto Esposito. Featuring a sort of fantastic four that are out to “save the world, starting with Wolverhampton”. Looks nice, but I’m no cartoon…