John Foster / 25 Nov 2022

Think Different

Culture from the Slums, by Jeff Hayton

Based on the flurry of academic titles about it over the last decade, punk has become as common to college curriculums as it is to the Top 40. Why this took so long is baffling.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 09 Nov 2022

Post-Rock Against Nostalgia

Paste, by Moin

On their second album, Paste, the London trio of Tom Halstead, Joe Andrews, and Valentina Magaletti fashion a compelling palimpsest of bands that tried to move beyond the clichés of traditional rock and roll without entirely abandoning its foundations.(...)

Josh White / 07 Nov 2022

Still a Tory Tabloid

The Daily Star Gets Veg

It’s not every night that a national tabloid beams a picture of a lettuce onto Parliament. This image may be more memorable than Liz Truss’s actual policies.(...)

Josh White / 24 Oct 2022

Tabloid Party Publishing

Remembering Modern Review

The Groucho Club is a Soho institution. It’s an old haunt for celebrities, artists and journalists, and the kind of people who want to mix with them.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 10 Aug 2022

Post-War Youth

400 Blows After Netflix

François Truffaut’s  The 400 Blows is one of cinema’s all-time classics, the 1959 film that demonstrated how deftly a new generation of French critics could transform themselves into the filmmakers of la nouvelle vague.(...)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 01 Aug 2022

Life Under Thatcher

Working for the Iron Lady

It’s remarkable how candidates in the Tory leadership race have channelled Margaret Thatcher. Especially as they're barely old enough to have experienced her policies.(...)

Josh White / 18 Jul 2022

Last Days of Neoliberalism

London 2012 Nostalgia

Take the Overground to Hackney Wick. Get off there and walk into the nearby maze of decay and graffiti. Believe it or not, this is not far from the regeneration hub of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.(...)

Josh White / 04 Jul 2022

Enemies Within

The Press vs. the Workers

Not everyone can handle TV appearances, least of all on live TV shows. No one expected RMT leader Mick Lynch to do so well in televised clashes with broadcast journalists.(...)

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