John Foster / 24 Jun 2022

The Snake in Lion Drag

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes, by Tariq Ali

Since his student days in the Oxford Union in the 1960s, Tariq Ali has been a blunt teller of truths, not unduly concerned with the feelings of those who think otherwise.(...)


Josh White / 20 Jun 2022

Triumph of the Press

Carole Cadwalladr Beats Arron Banks

British media is less free than it says. Not because it’s dependent on sponsors for funding. But because UK libel law allows the rich to sue the press for criticising them.(...)


Charlie Bertsch / 16 Jun 2022

Re-Composing Poland

Regards / Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer, by Matmos

With their latest release Regards / Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer, American duo Matmos further close the gap between what is still classified, however anachronistically, as “classical” music and the pop idiom to which their brand of experimental electronica remains indebted.(...)

Turkey calls them terrorists. Syrian Kurds, Potsdamer Platz. [Joel Schalit]