About this issue: Overview
You talking to me?
Since uttering that famous line in 1976’s Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro has become a stalwart in Hollywood, appearing in over 100 films. Facing the British public for two nights is something that he should have no problem with then. By Francine White.
Romanticism’s sinister edge
A new exhibition at the Lowry shows off the work of famous Salfordian LS Lowry, but it is not what you’d expect. Famed for his art showcasing the working classes in Pendlebury and Salford, you’d be surprised to learn he was also influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. By Steve Lee.
She Has Issues
The self-service checkout machine is infuriating at the best of times. In her regular column, Saskia Murphy takes aim at these irksome contraptions.
Plus… News, arts and entertainment, Roger Daltrey’s letter to his younger self, John Gittings looks at the legacy of the First World War and finds reasons for hope, crossword, Sudoku and more.