Duncan Simpson / 04 May 2022

State of Nature

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Francis Bacon, the English artist whose life and radical painting during the second half of the 20th century continues to throw up new revelations and blockbuster exhibitions.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 27 Apr 2022

The Dark Side of Alternative

Tucson’s Whole Enchilada Benefit

When it happened, I’d finally decided to move forward through the crowd, loosely grouped in front of the outdoor stage at Tucson’s iconic Hotel Congress. Beloved local band Sidewinders, the penultimate act at this Whole Enchilada benefit show, was already playing their third number. But I still hadn’t committed myself to the experience.(...)

The Battleground / 21 Mar 2022

Never Mind the News

The Battleground’s Spring Books List

It's easier than ever to lose sight of books. With global crises overtaking our lives every couple of years now, to read anything other than news gets harder by the day.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 09 Mar 2022

Ukraine Crisis Playlist

Mooncup, by wetcatsmell

I was hiking my favourite trail, timing my passage from one boulder to another to the pulsing rhythms of wetcatsmell’s debut album Mooncup, when I suddenly had to stop: the music, my legs, the entire process of trying to go through the motions of everyday life.(...)

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