Author: Danny Smith
Danny Smith is a writer and malcontent. More at edgetrinkets.co

I’m here in a new bar, but it’s an old bar. The bar that was here before is old and gone, the new old bar is a lot like a bar that used to be in its place years and …

Outsiders: back with a vengeance Read More »

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I have an obsessive nature – not addictive, thank god – but definitely obsessive. Whenever I am reminded of 1976 classic Carrie the voices echo about my brain for days. I have spent hours researching Michigan J. Frog (the frog …

Meet the new Bore, same as the old Bore Read More »

People complaining about people complaining that Christmas gets earlier every year gets earlier every year doesn’t it? And as well they might, it seems the only thing stopping the lights going up as soon as the kids go back to …

Hate the German market? Buy a candle and shut the fuck up Read More »

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I’m the goddamn Batman Jim Lee: All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder no.1 Jim Lee: All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder no.1 Why claim Batman? Birmingham isn’t short of its own, real, superheroes after all. The …

101 Things Brum Gave The World. No. 75: Batman Read More »

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This week, Danny writes a eulogy for Birmingham’s last independent bookshop. Some things, like grotty flats, go with a bang: a big showy controlled demolition surrounded by smug men in yellow jackets who pretend that playing with explosives doesn’t give …

Danny Smith: Disappearing World Read More »

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Brum’s Twitterati have been tying themselves in a tizzy asking the question “So what the heck is an Impact Hub and why is it so epically awesome?”. Normal people probably don’t care, but might find the answers interesting anyway. We …

Deep Impact Read More »

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From Ebola to ISIS, 2014 has been a pretty shit year. Danny Smith is no stranger to shit years, having grown up in the 80s, so we sent him to find out what Brummie kids today made of it all. This …

2014 reviewed by Brummie kids Read More »

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Flushed with the success of our 101 Things Birmingham Gave the World Kickstarter, for which we thank you all, we’re thinking of expanding into other types of merchandise. Impressed by Anna Burles’s Literary London Map, we’ve taken stock of all of …

A Literary Map of Birmingham Read More »

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An unchained psychogeographic adventure from the authors of Pier Review. Can you drink in all of Birmingham city centre’s independent hostelries in one day in 2011? Yes of course, although it might not be sensible. This is the first appearance on …

Concrete and Cocktails: a journey to Birmingham’s glitter-stained independent heart Read More »

We asked Danny to do something lighthearted and festive to end the year. Maybe the baby Jesus or the Frankfurt Christmas Market, something like that. He took those themes of religion and dark foreign influence and sent us this. God …

Papal account Read More »

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