The Emotionary


Inspired, they say, by The New York Times Magazine’s “There Should Be a Word for That” feature, The Emotionary offers users “an emotional toolbox that can help you figure out exactly what you’re feeling” – or, in other words, it makes up words for those complex emotions that, as yet, are nameless. Words that don’t exist, for feelings that do. The sort of words that the Germans are so good at creating. Like schadenfreude. Or ‘flopilism’ – being the futile advice you give someone, knowing the recipient’s plans are doomed to failure. More:

Nerdist’s Writers’ Panel


From the people behind the Nerdist’s geek/pop culture site, the Nerdist Writers Panel series is an always-on-the-money podcast about the process of writing. Its remit takes in TV, film, graphic novels and blogs. Heavy hitting guests include the recent round table with Liz Meriweather, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, creator and showrunners of New Girl discussing how groundbreaking TV series are developed. More:

The Wild and the Wise



For LOOK/13, Open Eye Gallery presents the work of Charles Fréger and Eva Stenram. Both exhibitions are institutional premieres in the UK. Fréger and Stenram reflect on how identity is constructed and performed in front of a camera. French photographer Charles Fréger (b.1975) uses his portraiture to question what is truth, while Stenram (b.1976) uses found images, such as the negatives of pin-up shoots and thumbed centrefolds taken from old magazines, as a jumping off point for her inspiration. (pic: Charles Fréger)

Open Eye,
Mann Island

Josh Rouse


American folk/pop singer-songwriter Rouse is always great value live, blending his rootsy Americana with his (latterly) Iberian-influenced, sunny and smart back catalogue. With his deft turns of phrase and playful, buoyant melodies he makes it look all so easy, but make no mistake, this is a master at work. Catch him.

23 May
Bold Street

Email Triage


Cut through the clutter of your in-box on-the-go. Triage helps nudge you ever closer to inbox state Zero a little easier. When you have a few minutes, open it up and it’ll show you a stack of unread messages. Flick up and the message is archived. Flick down and it’s kept (and remains marked unread). And if you want to reply, tap and go. Sounds ridiculously simple. Is. But it clears out a clogged-up inbox a treat. More:

My I, Your Me


Liverpool’s photographic collective, FAB, want to curate an exhibition of your images, under LOOK 13’s ‘Who do you think you are’ theme as inspiration. Simply get your snaps to them by 24 May, or take them in person to the Domino Gallery on 25 May between 12-5pm. The exhibition opens that evening, at 6pm. More:

From May 25
Domino Gallery
Upper Newington

Beer Festival


What better way to spend a Spring Bank Holiday weekend than down at Otterspool prom, enjoying the produce of one of Liverpool’s newest micro-breweries, Mat Hatter, at their debut Mat Hat Beer Festival. Cask ales, barbeques and lots of family fun. More:

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