Cultural reviews and thoughts focused on music, film and the arts.

LONDON | The Geffrye Museum is one of London’s lesser known, quirky museums, and is housed in 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses dating back to 1714. The museum deals with the topic of the home, and contains displays which recreate typical middle class London living rooms and gardens from the 1600s

the broad downtown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | The Broad is a contemporary art museum in Downtown Los Angeles that opened in September 2015. Financed by philanthropist Eli Broad, the museum houses Broad’s art collection. The collection feeatures over 2,000 pieces of contemporary art by over 200 artists, and includes works from artists like Cindy

aomeba music hollywood

LOS ANGELES | Aomeba Music opened in Berkeley in 1990, followed by San Francisco in 1997. In 2001, the Hollywood store opened on Sunset Boulevard and quickly established itself as a Hollywood landmark. The reputation of Aomeba, which is one of the largest independent record stores in the world, stretches

millennium park loop

CHICAGO | Chicago has everything you’d expect from a bustling city – world-class museums, beautiful parks, exquisite shopping and dining venues, and a sweeping skyline to top it off. As the third largest city in the United States, there’s no shortage of tourist attractions and things to do when you

bradbury building downtown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | The Bradbury Building opened in 1893 and is the oldest commercial buildings in Los Angeles. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the building was designed by architect Sumner Hunt, who was replaced by draftsman George H. Wyman before construction, although no evidence exists that Hunt’s design

griffith observatory los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 and the iconic building is a Los Angeles icon, familiar to may non-locals due to the fact that it’s appeared in movies (Rebel Without A Cause, The Terminator), video games (GTA V), film clips and TV shows. Since opening, The Griffith Observatory

design museum kensington

LONDON | The Design Museum, has recently re-opened at a new location in Kensington after 22 years in Shad Thames. The new West London building (a 1960s Grade II building formerly home to the Commonwealth Institute) is an intriguing design by John Pawson: contemporary and minimalist, wooden-themed, with wide open

vaults street art leake street waterloo

LONDON | Back when Waterloo station was the UK terminus of the Eurostar, Leake Street, a subterranean tunnel of almost 200 metres in length, was used as a taxi waiting area. The space was abandoned in 2007, when Eurostar services moved to St Pancras. Banksy stumbled across the space in

state of the disunion 2016

OPINION | Welcome good people, to this year’s City Lane State of the Disunion address. This one goes deep, but don’t worry there’s a light at the end. When we wrote our State of the Disunion address for 2015, a little piece involving Australian politics, the film industry, and obscure

fine art society mayfair

LONDON | The Fine Art Society celebrated its 140th birthday in 2016, and has, over the course of its existence, championed British art and design from 1700 to the present day, and more recently, contemporary art from Asia, Australia and the US. It’s also known as being a pioneer of the ‘one-man