It’s often more convenient to read offline or outside of a webpage or on another device, or indeed you may prefer the printed page, so you can now download in PDF format a selection of articles from SomethingDark webmagazine as well as some special download-only features.

Browse through the articles on offer and select those you wish to purchase, and we’ll then email them to you. If there’s any SDk item you’d particularly like to have as a PDF and it’s not yet available to download here, then please contact us and if the item is by a participating contributor we’ll get one to you; likewise, contact us for special prices on bundles of more than one PDF. All SDk PDFs are offered in both A4 and US Letter formats.



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Censoring Mapplethorpe in the UK

SDk interviews Dr Peter Knight, vice-chancellor of the University of Central England during the scandal that erupted when police confiscated the book Mapplethorpe from the UCE library … view in-mag

Words: 1,963

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Editorial, SomethingDark no.1

The editorial from our first issue, available as a free download … view in-mag

Words: 672

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Lucifer and the light of passion

Critical comment by SDk’s regular columnist, Eugène Satyrisci … view in-mag

Words: 1,323

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Twenty years later: Mapplethorpe, art and politics

Essay by SDk editor Daryl Champion analysing the implications today of the trial of Dennis Barrie, director of a major American art museum, for mounting an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography in 1990 … view in-mag

Words: 4,404

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