All posts tagged political

Downsizing Review – Alexander Payne’s Surreal Sci-Fi Comedy Shrinks Under its Own Ambition

Director Alexander Payne’s Downsizing isn’t the first film to tackle the concept of physical reduction. Of course, the Rick Moranis fanatics among us – yes, you know who you are […]

What is Art?

What is ‘art’? Just think about it for a second. We talk about paintings and drawings, theatre and books and poetry collectively as ‘art’ – but they’re all so different. […]

$450million: something to hang above your mantelpiece?

Between Trump’s tweet-storm, including his claim of being a “very stable genius”, the actual bombshell-storm that hit the American East Coast and uprisings in Iran, the fact that Saudi prince […]

Somewhere over the rainbow, Bestival is a modern Oz

Ah festivals, sh*tty camping, loud, but banging, music, lots of substances ingested and the hangover from hell at the end of it. Hundreds of thousands of Brits flock to them […]

Taking Our Country Back

The bright, otherworldly hours of the morning after a sensational night for British democracy have been met, necessarily, by a sober tempering of jubilation; though critically wounded, the Conservatives look […]

It was 50 years ago today, so is Sgt. Pepper still worth the fuss?

We will likely never be rid of the monumental influence of The Beatles, but does the cultural and political legacy of their seminal and most highly celebrated work have much […]

Victoria Park and East London’s Contradictions

Victoria Park is a potent symbol of East London’s many contradictions, straddling the fluid border between South Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Here you can see impossibly expensive townhouses, staring down […]

Edward Enninful and his Succession to British Vogue

Since January, when Alexandra Shulman announced she would be standing down from her job as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue after 25 years, the fashion world has been ablaze with speculation […]

‘Cardboard City’: Interview

Fourth up in the QMTC New Writers’ Festival is Cardboard City, written and directed by Holly Rodman. I spoke to Holly about the real-life inspirations she had for the play […]