Adam Dawson

Fashion, Music, OldVenue

Beau of the Ball

If you wanted to buy into gender norms, you might start this article by saying there are certain things a man should be able to do. Like build a shelf, or eat a plate of meat from the bone, or fix a car. There is really only one thing all men should be able to…

Arts, OldVenue

Face of a Generation

Do you remember three years ago, when Lady Gaga was still relevant? Me neither, but she said some interesting things about three artists who had allegedly been her inspiration. The first was Marina Abramovich, possibly the most well-known avant-garde artist ever. She’s also the most overrated by a mile. Gaga admires her because of her…

OldVenue, TV

Another superhero show review

The story is a familiar one. Netflix commissions a series, people go mad for it, a day is spent in bed with ice cream and biscuits, consuming not only your body weight in snacks but also in TV. Then you forget about them the next day. You did it with House of Cards, Bloodline, and…

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Rosamund Pike? A female bond just won’t work

Ed Miliband, in an attempt to appear to be a normal human being instead of a malfunctioning robot, showed he at least knows one pop culture reference this week. When being interviewed about the upcoming General Election in which, obviously, he wants to be the next Prime Minister, he offered a little bit of an…

Arts, OldVenue

Playing with Words

The election of Barack Obama in 2008 was the culmination of years of work. His advisors prepped the States by suggesting to the writers of The West Wing they use a person of colour to run as president in their show. Obama’s own ability to speak well helped too, as did his way of articulating…

Film, OldVenue

The Beginner’s Guide to Video Art

Let’s get one thing straight before we get going. It’s probably the most important point you need to take on board before you keep reading. Video art is not cinema. The use of audio-visual equipment might make you think you’re seeing a film or TV show, but video art is as distinct from film as…

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