03 June 2004

Art - Music - Film - Books

There's a rather stylish Blog-style site at the BBC called Collective* - where you are invited to post your own reviews of recent cultural events. It offers free downloads of new independent music, Flash animated cartoons, and links to digital video, programme previews, and lots of other goodies. The conversational threads currently running through the bulletin board discussions include "PJ Harvey - What a Waste" and adulation for the Edward Hopper exhibition at the Tate Modern. Lots of talk about loneliness and fully justified acclaim for his lighting effects; but not many people spot that Hopper couldn't paint the human figure for toffee.

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