Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work

Talking about her practice, Paula Rego said “there’s something sexual about drawing, and there’s a great deal of comfort in it as well … it is utterly thrilling.”

Pieter Hugo: This Must Be the Place

This book is an enthralling collection of portraits of Africa’s intense and sometimes tragic beauty, which showcases award-winning photographer, Hugo’s most important images to date.

The Mechanical Hand

In The Mechanical Hand, over 25 artists’ works discussed, and the book provides a platform for looking at prints in the context of contemporary art-making.

Simon Fujiwara: 1982

With the appearance of a desk diary, the sort that wouldn’t be out of place in Edina Monsoon’s office, 1982 features novels, theatre plays, lectures and installations.

100 Years of Fashion

Charting the development of the style alongside social, political and economic changes, Blackman succeeds in providing an introduction to the various fashions.

Library Voices

Summer of Lust is the second album from the Canadian seven-piece Library Voices and this sunlit, upbeat album couldn’t be further from the band’s frozen origins.

Reverend and the Makers

The latest album from the Makers is a lightweight piece of club-ready English pop. It’s well-made, cleverly produced, and just the right length.

Jherek Bischoff

Recorded one instrument at a time and then layered and arranged to create a huge orchestra, Composed is exceptional in its method of production.


Concerned with place and the physicality of the world, Unearth is a manifestation of the band’s focus on location, each song inspired by a specific place in Britain.


A pleasing amalgamation of indie, punk and pop, as a whole the album is a non-challenging proposition, and should be enjoyed as such.

Funeral Suits

Funeral Suits desperately want their music to be riveting and haunting. They want it to be the kind of timeless playing that resonates after the final track ends.

You Only Live Once

Based loosely on the Bonnie and Clyde legend, You Only Live Once follows serial criminal Eddie Taylor on his most recent release from prison, as he attempts to make good for himself and his girl.

The Island President

Regime and climate change are the two factors that drive this documentary in which politician Mohamed Nasheed engages in some eloquent doom-saying about the future of his nation.


W.E. combines the story of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII with Wally Winthrop, an American socialite in an abusive and loveless marriage.


Foreign-language comedy doesn’t always translate but zany French comedienne, Florence Foresti, enjoys something of an international breakthrough in Hollywoo.

Tiny Furniture

Hailed as a major success by The Times, Guardian, Total Film and every other publication inbetween, Tiny Furniture is the debut from the 25-year-old writer/director/actor Lena Dunham.


Two archetypal couples – the middle-class Longstreets, and nouveau riche Cowans – battle it out over a playground confrontation between their sons.

Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan’s intention has never been to mimic the natural habitat of animals as they are traditionally displayed, but to place them in less expected scenery.

Subverting the Ordinary

Mel Karch’s images are more than just editorial; they tell stories with underlying narratives rooted in the cinematic landscapes of her shoots.

This is Not a House

Edgar Martins’ controversial 2008 project This Is Not A House continues to engross and provoke today, uncovering the realities of where the recession began.