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New York in the 1970s: the gritty photographs of Camilo José Vergara,

Posted on 15 January 2016 at 09:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

There’s something fascinating about 1970s New York – and it’s a subject we keep coming back to in Umbrella. We’re not saying it’s better than today – getting mugged or shot on Avenue A isn’t much fun whether it’s near Lou Reed&r... Read more


Subway Art: the greatest street art book gets a re-release

Posted on 08 January 2016 at 13:07 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

Street art is about as respectable as you can get. Cities all over the world would hand over their social services budget for a Banksy rat on the front of the town hall, while anyone who writes their tag on a factory wall can rinse the local arts council for a fat grant. ... Read more

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Magculture: a shop for people who love magazines (that's us then)

Posted on 17 December 2015 at 08:48 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

Everyone – especially people who like cigarettes and Twix bars – loves a good newsagent. Not only are they stacked full of crisps and Hallmark greetings cards, but they also sell ‘news’. News – in all its newspaper and magazine glory. The new MagCultur... Read more


The Long Shot Experiment: bucket hats go luxury

Posted on 04 December 2015 at 08:34 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

What have Reni from The Stone Roses, Serpico and Hunter S Thompson all got in common? The answer is their adoption of the bucket (or fishing, or sun) hat. Every since the Roses reformed, bucket hats have found their way back into the wardrobes of fashionable British youths. T... Read more


Great photos of the 1977 New York power cut

Posted on 27 November 2015 at 08:30 by Anthony Teasdale in Travel

New York in the 1970s was a very different place to the clean, safe city we know today. With the ‘white flight’ to the suburbs and the decimation of the Bronx thanks to the urban planning of Robert Moses, it was in crisis. The city was also broke and riddled by crime, especially viole... Read more

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