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Doctor Who: The Dæmons

The Dæmons is a Doctor Who adventure in which devils come to life. Discussing the Nigel Kneale influence and its place in weird children’s TV of the 1970s.

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Possessed to Skate

Clint Carrick grew up in a small town where the skatepark was king to kids just like himself. He was out of practice when, as an adult, he one day packed his bags to travel the small town skateparks across the American Heartland to learn to do it all again.

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The Monstrosity of Motherhood in Alice, Sweet Alice

In her first blog post for Headpress, Lakkaya Palmer explores the representation of monstrous mothers and children in Alice, Sweet Alice, and argues for the film as a key entry in the 1970s ‘family horror’ canon.

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The Town Slowly Empties – Audiobook teaser

An audio sample of the book, The Town Slowly Empties: On Life and Culture during Lockdown. On why we write, the writings of world authors and poets on the subject of pandemic, and the things that confront us in such times.

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What is Biblio-Curiosa?

The do-it-yourself publishing aesthetic. A conversation with Chris Mikul about Biblio-Curiosa and the small world of fanzines.

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A Bird on the Branch of Tomorrow

Speaking from his New Delhi apartment, author Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee chats about his new book The Town Slowly Empties, and of life and art and the problem of getting a haircut during a pandemic. David Kerekes chats back.

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The White House Horrors: Comparing Monsters-in-Chief

‘What happened is true.’ What we’re seeing today in presidential politics could not have happened without Watergate and it could not have happened without The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Author Martin Harris talks about his new book.

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Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

Showroom dummies are taking over the world! Once described as ‘highly coloured science fiction for older children’, David Kerekes takes a look at the nightmare that is Doctor Who, beginning with one of the most memorable shows.

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33 Trapped Chilean Miners

We were recently prompted to dig out this short interview from the archives. SIMON MORRIS, perhaps best-known for his work with Ceramic Hobs, died earlier this year. In the interview below, conducted in 2012, Simon talked about Ceramic Hobs, mad pride, conspiracy theories, and Chilean miners. Simon’s first book, Consumer Guide, has recently been republished by Amphetamine Sulphate.

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Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton