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We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
In this issue, we meet filmmaker Adam Curtis. From the Century of the Self to Hypernormalisation, Curtis has constantly uncovered fascinating stories around the movements of power in the 20th century. He is constantly questioning and constantly counter-intuitive, and refuses to to the party line. He also reveals the secrets of his research techniques: “I read books.”
We also meet author Michael Pollan, the mushroom man, to chat about psychedelic drugs and their therapeutic potential.
Elsewhere we feature novelist Ali Smith, Joe Mellen on the joys of cricket - an idle pastime if ever there was one - plus the usual columns on beer, books, gin, sheds, fashion and more.