All posts by Samuel Clarke

Banksy: Activist, Anarchist, or Consumer Art Addict?

Banksy’s art, politics and controversies have made them a household name since their first appearances in the early 2000s. His works, which have appeared both on decrepit London walls and […]

Satire & Sambo: The Debate Behind the Serena Williams Cartoon

There are not many people who wouldn’t have seen the news about the Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka match at the US open, and so that isn’t the subject of […]

Empire & Espionage: Why Some Couldn’t Face a Black Bond

I don’t think there was any doubt that the possible inception of a black Bond would cause controversy, especially when one considers the backlash against a female Doctor Who, but […]

The Tyranny of Certainty: The Politics of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

It is safe to say that recent politics has been overrun by epochs of political tribalism. At least in the UK, that is, where the tumults of Brexit have divided […]

Brexit, Billboards and Big Money: The Role of Propaganda in Democracies

If you were to cast your mind back these two past years, you’ll find yourself back within the strenuous turmoil that was the Brexit referendum; strenuous, because it was an […]

Leaders and their Egos: Structures as Forms of Egotistical Expression

Come last week, us Brits had our eyes and screens graced by the rock-headed magnanimity that is President Trump. His visit, and his later meetings with NATO and Putin, were […]

70 Years of the NHS: A Medical and Cultural Institution

On the 27th of July 2012, Stratford’s evening was lit up in a pandemonious display of bursting lights, wondrous sounds and waves of dancers. It was the 2012 London Olympics […]

Refugees and Dehuminisation: The Art of Jimmy Engineer

1993, 34,361, 3,915; three numbers that represent stark and odorous truths about our society. The first, 1993, tells us when the refugee boats trips began; the second, 34,361, is the […]

Lush, Lawfulness and Lost Freedom: The Dystopian Novel and the Importance of Dissent

‘PAID TO LIE’, ‘#SPYCOPS’. These words, which could be found in many Lush stores across the country, have certainly caused a stir amongst the British public. Their campaign, which sought […]