Archives – 2008 – June  
Recent
Older

Like Some Kind Of Large Building Designed For Communal Worship… but SONIC
Read post

I went and saw My Bloody Valentine on Friday night, at the behest of Pitchfork. Here’s what I thought of it. (photos not mine). This is, I think, the first live review I’ve ever written for (non-FT) publication – it was fun to do, e[…]

Comics: A Beginner’s Guide: Alan Moore
Read post

Another person who deserves his own entry in this series is Alan Moore, surely the most award-laden writer in the history of comics, and one of the most influential.
He first came to prominence in the early ’80s in Britain, with two great stori[…]

Europop 2008: The Semi Finals
Read post

A place in the final awaits the winners of each match: Switzerland and Portugal previously drew, and France thumped Italy in their group match, but form counts for nothing now: ONLY THE WILL TO WIN (and a good track). Listen to the tracks, vote in th[…]

The All New SI Units Of Work
Read post

As a follow up to one of my favourite threads on FT (with one of the best comments sections ever), we return to the all new SI Units with a conundrum. A discussion about difficult jobs threw up two separate examples. Namely when one wants to invoke t[…]

Image

Comics: A Beginner’s Guide: Raw & the Avant Garde
Read post

Well, the old avant-garde anyway – I’m out of touch these days, so apologies for talking about yesterday’s pioneers. Raw was a comic magazine, published in a variety of formats, which specialised in the strange and experimental, str[…]

The Name Of The Game is… ILLGAZE!
Read post

Great article at atlus.com from the Head of Localization on what sort of issues and workarounds people come up with in translating and localizing games for different audiences. Here he talks about things encountered in translating the Etrian Odyssey […]

Europop 2008: Quarter Final 4 – Greece v Italy
Read post

Greece and Italy battle for the last semi-final place. Listen to the tracks, vote in the poll, click below the cut for analysis, comment and previews.

How to vote: Just pick the track you like best! Please don’t download the tracks unless you[…]

Image

The Freaky Trigger Top 100 Tracks Of All Time No. 44. The Selecter – On My Radio
Read post

The edition of Top of the Pops on the 8th November 1979 featured The Specials (A Message To You, Rudy), Madness (One Step Beyond), and The Selecter (On My Radio). UK pop buyers officially loved the “2 Tone” label. The distinctive checkere[…]

Comics: A Beginner’s Guide: War Comics
Read post

War is not among my favourite genres, but it has been the subject matter for some great comics over the years. It’s also been the genre for probably the most successful British comics over the years, the apparently endless Commando series, whic[…]

Len Deighton’s “Action Cookbook”
Read post

The cover shows Deighton stirring a pot of spaghetti while a woman runs her hands suggestively through his hair. He’s got a gun hanging loosely by his side and is looking out at the reader with the kind of knowing glance that’s usually accompanie[…]

Recent
Older

Latest comments on FT

  1. Thanks for writing this series. I read all of Cerebus in College via a very generous school library. I always…

  2. I don't think there's any way of contacting someone who left a comment 17 years ago - really sorry.

  3. Hello! I would be interested in purchasing this sign. Please would you contact me on my email. Thanks, Sabrina

  4. My introduction to Feiffer - and to be honest the only substantial collection of his I've seen - is The…

  5. I fear you're replying to a bot here, paraphrasing the comment above! I think the few not-there-at-the-time younger readers of…