That’s how Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer Karen O describes what it was like to step out on stage in 2000s New York – Ravenous fanaticism. Inspired by Lizzy Goodman’s book of the same title, Meet Me in the Bathroom (Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, 2022) is a collection of archival footage that provokes reflection, […]

Where to start with a cinematic master like Bergman? Boasting a prolific career spanning over four decades, it can be hard to find the right entry into the Swedish maestro’s explorations of our soul, purpose and psyches. There is no real wrong choice, but it’s in his films from the 1950s, we see one of […]

Opening a Curtis Sittenfeld story is the beginning of a delicious endeavour. Her flawed female protagonists are constantly navigating a quagmire of life and love’s hot button topics, delivering moments of satire and social criticism, self-analysis and character assassinations. In Romantic Comedy, Sittenfeld delivers this in spades with a story that delights in poking her […]

Questlove has worn many hats. Out of Philadelphia, he’s the drummer and producer of The Roots, band leader on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Oscar winning documentary maker for Summer of Soul, adjunct professor at NYU, prolific instagrammer, and author of a couple of Title’s favourite music books from the last couple of years; […]

On Gorillaz’s new record Cracker Island, the gang have joined a cult… or so says founder Damon Albarn, as each album always takes a new twist on the core concept of Gorillaz – a manufactured band for the end of the world. Themes of misinformation and half-truths, false riches and environmental apocalypse form the album’s […]

Under the pseudonym ‘Tom of Finland,’ Touko Valio Laaksonen created a name for himself with his now iconic illustrations of the male form in all its glory and exaggerated parts, chiseled chests and right-angle jawlines. Young and buff in tight clothing, though often in a state of undress, Laaksonen’s drawings quickly found the Tom of […]

Spanning 20 years, Arctic Monkeys have gone from blasting music in their garage and riling up their neighbours as kids, to becoming globally recognised as genre-bending songwriters, using every word in the dictionary in their lyrics.  Since their formation in Sheffield in 2002, the band have released seven albums, redefined a music scene, and led […]

“I always wanted to be a motivator of positive change…  I sang from that place and chose to share the joy and ecstasy of it, as well as the disappointments, entanglements and life lessons that I had learned at that point.”. – Lauryn Hill 2021. Released in 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains one […]