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jonathan carter, content producer
Jonathan was a Contributing Editor on Sleazenation and used to write regularly for Hotdog before giving his heart to Collective. He's written one play (so far) which was performed in New York, off-off-off Broadway and his first novel will be published one day soon...
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rowan kerek, content and community producer
Rowan studied Fine Art and expected to be unemployed for a long long time. Somehow she ended up working at the BBC, first as an ex-Communist countries archivist and then as a message board moderator where she spent the day reading about all things from Snow Watching to learning Elvish. Now almost fully recovered she is the Collective hostess with the mostest and also has a finger in our games, art and books content. She's been writing "some books" for a little while.
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alastair lee, senior producer
Alastair studied economics in London and France, then after a brief period selling shirts in Harrods, found himself interested by all things new media. He was also interested in music and dancing about late at night so began collecting, and very occasionally making, records. When Matt mentioned Collective to him, he decided it was time to settle down.
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james cowdery, assistant content producer
James has written for a variety of magazines and websites in the past. He wants your suggestions for all things new, exciting and music related.
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kaleem aftab, film contributor
Author and head honcho at La Famiglia, Kaleem does a strong line in high profile interviews. He wrote Spike Lee's first biography, published in 2005 by Faber and Faber. He also contributes to The Observer.
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iphgenia baal, film contributor
Iphgenia used to write for love not money for zines, Cheap Date and Smoke. She now writes for Dazed and Confused, is working on her own zine No!No!No!No!No! and writing her first novel.
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freire barnes, art contributor
Freire worked at bowieart.com and amongst other things, was the Assistant Curator for the annual exhibition RCA Secret in 2005. Besides Collective she currently writes for Bon Magazine and Marmalade when not in the studio herself.
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abi bliss, art contributor
Abi used to edit the Leeds guide but now she writes for Collective and The Wire.
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laura bushell, books and film contributor
London-based freelancer and possible closet megalomaniac with a panache for books and films. She co-wrote a book called Oi Pikey!: A Celebration of Cheap Living, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2005.
laura bushell's space

jade chang, film contributor
Collective's overseas correspondent, if Jade isn't swanning around Hollywood, she's probably asleep.
tinseltown index
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anna chapman, music contributor
Anna used to work for Sleazenation. She's currently writing a novel and also plays records in "Shoreditch's seedier venues".
anna chapman's space

billy childish, arts contributor
Collective's most controversial arts commentator, Billy has done pretty much everything creative.
billy childish's space

paul clarke, music contributor
Used to write for Jockey Slut as well as Collective, Paul likes to hang around in Brummie nightclubs.
paul clarke's space

hattie collins, music contributor
Freelance writer for Guardian, i-D, NME, Touch, XXL, Glamour, Rip & Burn and Blues & Soul, Hattie has been writing about hip hop, R&B and other such matter for three years.
hattie collin's space

amber cowan, music contributor
Staff writer at The Times, and freelance contributor to titles that have included Sleazenation, X-Ray and i-D. Loves psychedelia, folk, black metal and pop music to bogle to.
amber cowan's space

gemma de cruz, art contributor
Gemma's thoughts can be found in Flash Art, Intervista Art Review, Modern Painters, Habitat Artclub and The V&A Magazine. She's currently working on a film about the Saatchi gallery.
gemma de cruz's space

daniel etherington, games, movies, comics, art contributor
Dan was channel4.com's film review editor. Happily he somehow finds time to write our gaming column.
gaming index
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francesca gavin, art contributor
Associate Ed. at Marmalade and Contributing Ed. at Intersection. Francesca writes about art for people like Art Review, The Sunday Times and iD.
francesca gavin's space

alex godfrey, film contributor
Alex Godfrey writes about film and is editor of Bizarre magazine.
alex godfrey's space

jillian hancock, books contributor
Jill eats books for breakfast and seems to have trouble keeping her accent up to date with the country that she lives in.
jillian hancock's space

ann lee, film contributor
Ann has written for The Big Issue and finances her film junkie habits by doubling as a freelance journalist.
ann lee's space

martin longley, music contributor
Martin is currently drowning in music. He writes about it also.
martin longley's space

joe madden, music contributor
Joe writes about singles for us every week. He used to write for Jockey Slut.
joe madden's space
singles archive

pete marsh, music contributor
Running the bbc.co.uk experimental music and jazz pages, Pete reaches for the stars.
pete marsh's space

bonnie molins, music contributor
Bonnie's written mostly about music for the likes of Seven, Fact, DVD Monthly and The Evening Standard.
bonnie molin's space

sharon o'connell, music contributor
Sharon worked at Melody Maker for years before leaving to join the music section of Time Out London. She also contributes to Uncut.
sharon o'connell's space

chris power, books contributor
Chris reads lots of books, sometimes for people like The Times.
chris power's space

rhianna pratchett, games contributor
Rhianna can be found writing about games in all sort of places, including the Guardian, PC Zone magazine, Hotdog, SFX and The Sunday Times.
rhianna pratchett's space

james rutledge, music contributor
James, when not playing music as part of DOT and Pedro, writes about what interests him.
james rutledge's space

victoria segal, music contributor
Victoria Segal is a freelance journalist who spent much of the last decade waiting for bands to come on late. She currently writes about music for Mojo, Q and The Times and covers theatre and television for The Sunday Times.
victoria segal's space

david sheppard, music contributor
A musician who became a writer after his 1992 road diary was unexpectedly published by New York's College Music Journal. Combines waxing about music for the likes of MOJO, Q, The Herald and underground organs with composing and recording in the groups State River Widening and Ellis Island Sound, amongst others.
david sheppard's space

skye sherwin, film contributor
Although she poses as a cat on Friendster, Skye is in fact Film Editor of i-D, writes regularly for The Guardian and used to be Film Editor of X-Ray magazine.
skye sherwin's space

nadia shireen, music and books contributor
Nadia also writes for Bizarre, but tells Collective about the best music and comics. She used to write for Jack too.
nadia shireen's space

leigh singer, film contributor
The top but tenuous writer who edits Raindance Film magazine, and likes to feel inspired. He's also a sometime TV film pundit.
leigh singer's space

jody smith, web and music contributor
Jody wrote about all things web for Collective for a while, as well as the occasional music review. He likes dancing like a robot.
jody smith's space

paul sullivan, music contributor
Paul writes about music for lots of people, including the likes of The Wire, The Independent, DJ, IDJ, Knowledge, Muzik, Hip Hop Connection...
paul sullivan's space

shireen taylor, art contributor
Shireen is an artist and curator based in Glasgow. She co-founded TUTU projects and has exhibited in shows with titles like: 'Lids, Flaps and Three Birds'.
shireen taylor's space

kimberly taylor bennett, music contributor
Reviews writer for Collective when not practising questionable music journalism at Bizzare and Jack.
kimberly taylor bennett's space

david thair, web contributor
Dave searches the intertellsuperhighway for Collective on a weekly basis.
david thair's space

stuart turnbull, music contributor
Stuart writes for The Times and The Guardian. He was X-Ray's Associate editor and feature writer. He's currently editor of Good For Nothing magazine. He appreciates a really nice shoe and talked on Radio 4's Today programmer about Bohemianism.
stuart turnbull's space

matt walton, content producer
Matt was on Collective's editorial team (and the brain behind it's birth) until he went to create Film Network. He studied media production. On the side, he produced an alternative dance radio show and played in a band, bizarrely titled Harry Palmer. After graduating, he found himself at Beeb where they promptly got rid of his job but not him. Frustrated that there wasn't anything on the BBC site that interested him, he set about creating it. He still hasn't been found out.
matt's user space

emma warren, music contributor
Long-time music journalist who began at Jockey Slut, and spent four years at The Face. Now writing for the Observer Music Monthly, Touch and Good For Nothing as well as occasional detours into fanzine editing and lecturing. Four-times judge on the Mercury Music Prize.
emma warren's space

jim wirth, music contributor
At various times a shepherd, a shop assistant, a barman, a bin man and a freelancer for Select, NME, BANG!, MOJO and the BBC.
jim wirth's space

jamie woolley, books contributor
Jamie's name appears in places like Metro, Total Film, Empire, BBC Movies, Attitude, and a couple of film mags in Australia. He's had a couple of strips in 2000AD and was an editor on the BBC's Get Writing site before it closed. Recently he worked on Big Brother too. But they made him leave. [Ed. That last bit's not true.]
jamie woolley's space

steve yates, music contributor
Steve now writes for Word and Touch magazines and was a long time writer for Jockey Slut.
steve yates's space

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