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Death And The Lady

Shirley Collins - Death And The Lady (Official Video) taken from the new album Lodestar available November 4.


“Shirley is a time traveller, a conduit for essential human aches, one of the greatest artists who ever lived, and yet utterly humble” Stewart Lee

Director: Nick Abrahams
Producer: Dhiraj Mahey
DoP: Ole Birkeland
Camera assistant: Alexandra Voikou
Editor: John Maloney
Assistant Director: Yah-wan McClelland - Scott
Stills Photographer: Toby Amies
Scrawl: Geoff Cox
Sound Design: Jens Petersen

Corn Dollies created by Cathy Ward.

Special thanks to: Rev’d Andrew Sweeney, Suzanne Maylon, Sally McCleery, Polly Marshall, Bart Mcdonagh, Brooke Salisbury, Barry Measure, Becky Bazzard, John Claude, Haridas Stewart and Adam Biskupski.

Filmed on location at St Leonard’s Church, Hythe & Kennel Farm, Little Missenden.

A Primal Pictures Production.

Keep Your Name

Dirty Projectors - Keep Your Name (Official Video)

Directors: David Longstreth & Elon Rutberg
Production Company: Ways & Means
Executive Producers: Lana Kim & Jett Steiger
Producer: Rachel Nederveld
DP: Bobby Bukowski
Production Designers: Dori Scherer
Editor: Sean Patrick Leonard
Colorist: Derek Hansen
Gaffer: Eric Fehy
Key Grip: Tana Dubbe
BB Grip: James Coffin
1st AC: Spencer Goodall
DIT: CJ Miller
PA: Zac Pennington
PA: Clayton McCracken
Special Thanks: The Mill, Stephen Pagano

Content Marketing.

Ode To Lesvos. An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to Lesvos, created by Johnnie Walker Storyline - an ongoing series that aims to find and tell the world’s most inspirational stories of human progress.

Throughout the past year, headlines from the region have naturally focused on the tragic aspects of the unfolding human drama in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Ode to Lesvos shines a light on a lesser told story – the inspiring response of islanders who opened their hearts to the refugees and whose positivity drove them to rescue people from the sea, give shelter, and provide food and water.

Johnnie Walker is also supporting leading global organisation Mercy Corps, an organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster. Since the Syria war began, Mercy Corps has helped more than 7.7 million affected by the crisis and expanded their programming to Greece and The Balkans in response to the migration crisis.

Learn more and donate here:

Three MacArthur writers.

All of them wonderful. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at


Among others, this year: Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine and Gene Luen Yang.

Maggie Nelson is a writer forging a new mode of nonfiction that transcends the divide between the personal and the intellectual.


Claudia Rankine is a poet illuminating the emotional and psychic tensions that mark the experiences of many living in twenty-first-century America.


Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work for young adults demonstrates the potential of comics to broaden our understanding of diverse cultures and people.

Ruby Robinson - My Mother

She said the cornflake cake made her day,
she said a man cannot be blamed for being
unfaithful: his heart is not in tune with his
extremities and it’s just the way his body
chemistry is. She said all sorts of things.


We saw a duck pond and a man with a tub
of maggots and a tub of sweet corn, we saw
the walled garden and the old-fashioned library
in the park, stopped for a cup of tea in a cafe
where we had the cornflake cake cut into halves


with the handle of a plastic fork. We saw yellow
crocuses growing in a ring around a naked tree,
the sky showing in purple triangles between
the branches. We looked in the window
of Butterworth’s at the bikes: they were beautiful,


all of them. Gorgeous, she said. The sun was
pushing through the iced air and landing on us
on our heads and our shoulders and the backs
of our legs. We bought nail varnish remover
from Wilko’s, a bath sheet, and two Diet Cokes.


She said she’d been talking to Jesus and God
because she didn’t want to go to hell, although,
she said, correctly, we’ve been through hell
already, haven’t we. She said a woman should
know her place, should wait. She lit a cigarette.

Lina Scheynius









"I never really talk about the message of a book or an image," says Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius simply, when asked to explain the ideas and inspirations behind her dreamy new book, 08. "It’s completely up to the viewer to find whatever it is they find. I do this because I love doing it and every book I make means a lot to me." It's this highly subjective approach – alongside the washed-out tones and intimate, snap-shot compositions that have come to define her unique aesthetic – that has garnered Scheynius so much acclaim in the years since she turned her back on a highly successful modelling career to pursue photography full time.