“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

What we were going to do this issue was have every title as ‘New Year, new…’ Could you imagine? Instead we’ve gone for a mixture. There’s flecks of self-improvement advice among our trademark mixture of style and culture. Columnist Iain Hoskins ponders the vinyl revival, the essential guide delves into tips for a healthier mind, we interview one half of the duo behind an early frontrunner for best documentary of the year and let loose our thoughts on Gary Oldman’s latest cinematic venture. Not to mention the man behind some of the most iconic comic panels ever and a brand new feature in the style section. We can confirm this month’s recipe is delicious too. From everyone at The Essential Journal, happy new year and here’s to 2018. We’ve got a lot in store for you.