Mar 13, 2015
Roaring guitar rock and synths and the voice of an angel: Radiohead’s influential second album, The Bends, is 20 today. Myf Warhurst has blown up some balloons and made it a cake to say thanks for the memories.
Mar 11, 2015
Netflix unleashed all 13 episodes of Tina Fey’s latest creation at the weekend. 30 Rock obsessive Hannah Dunleavy took a look (i.e. devoured it in two sittings).
Feb 24, 2015
So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing and you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Ruth Bratt on why Battlestar Galactica is out of this world.
Dec 11, 2014
Standard Issue writers revisit an album/film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, Hannah Dunleavy is evangelical about Sam Cooke’s Live at the Harlem Square.
Dec 10, 2014
The release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies marks the end of an era for Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch. So Standard Issue’s given her one last chance to show her Peter Jackson love.
Dec 02, 2014
A stage version of Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown launches in the West End this month. Sadie Hasler went to a special performance and found herself falling in love with its stars.
Nov 24, 2014
Amy Poehler’s autobiography makes good old-fashioned hard work remarkably entertaining says Elaine Malcolmson.
Nov 13, 2014
Mockingjay Part 1, the latest Hunger Games film is out now. Gabby Hutchinson Crouch explains the franchise’s huge appeal.
Nov 12, 2014
Tate Liverpool is hosting Transmitting Andy Warhol, the first solo exhibition in the North of the work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. Alice Fleetwood took a look.
Nov 10, 2014
Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. Will Pretty Woman’s polo matches and prostitutes succeed in seducing Sarah Kendall?