On the 40th anniversary of the hit song, Chris Sullivan finds its modern relevance terrifying
Racism, police brutality, inequality, ecology, the trauma of the Vietnam War and drug addiction, Chris Sullivan considers how the classic 1971 album explored what was really going on
Chris Sullivan looks back at the role of painters and writers who co-opted 1930s technology and modernity to espouse far-right ideas
Chris Sullivan, who founded the Wag Club in Soho, considers the sad end of London’s Café de Paris and the future of the UK’s pub, bar and club industry
Chris Sullivan remembers the run-down, experimental and sleazy New York of punk, hip hop and disco – the creative epicentre of the world, suffocated in recent years by big developers, greed and rent hikes. But could COVID-19 signal a return to its innovative and more humanistic edge?
Chris Sullivan looks at the consequences for Notting Hill of the determination of successive Conservative Governments to deregulate rents and planning
Chis Sullivan examines the history of Notting Hill Carnival and its decades-long battle against the Establishment
Chris Sullivan delves into the history of one of Britain’s first successful multicultural communities and the authorities determined to destroy it
Three years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Chris Sullivan excavates the hidden history of one of London’s most polarised neighbourhoods
Chris Sullivan, the founder of the famous Wag Club, looks at the history of London’s Soho district and how greed and acquisition replaced art and conviviality.
Chris Sullivan reviews an adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel that explores the boundary between banditry and rebellion.
Chris Sullivan reviews a new comedy drama based on one of Britain’s most controversial modern businessmen.
Chris Sullivan explains how the tabloid panic about knife crime today is a repeat of the 1950s and wonders when we’ll actually do something about the real causes.
Chris Sullivan reviews the 1960 classic which has left its mark on our culture in many ways, beyond simply its famous title.
Chris Sullivan reviews the latest documentary from Academy Award-winning Alex Gibney which follows the story of one of Russia’s richest men, now exiled in the UK.
Chris Sullivan on a sprawling, ambitious tale of murder, blackmail, and corruption in mid-century New York that has dark resonances for London today.
Chris Sullivan reviews Martin Scorsese’ latest film, The Irishman and explores the history of the cult of Mafia films.
A damning portrait of zero-hours contracts, private debt and public austerity in Brexit Britain.
Chris Sullivan gives his take on the controversial new film starring Joaquin Phoenix and compares its dystopian vision with 1970s New York and the UK today.
Chris Sullivan reviews the film Judy and considers how the star became a victim of her own fame.
Chris Sullivan hails a new addition to the Marvel franchise, that marvels with its spectacle when all else fails.
WAG Club founder and DJ Chris Sullivan reminisces and riffs about the rave scene of the late 80s
Chris Sullivan on the age-old debate about whether fictional displays of violence increase it in reality, now informed by some groundbreaking research.
Chris Sullivan, DJ and writer remembers Steve Strange, lead singer of Visage and the New Romantic Movement on what would have been his 60th birthday.
DJ and writer Chris Sullivan on the timely new film ‘Beats’ as he explores 30 years of rave culture in the UK.
Writer and DJ Chris Sullivan explores how ‘Amazing Grace’, the new Sydney Pollack film finally released nearly 50 years after its original due date, got him thinking about the origins of Gospel music.
Chis Sullivan searches for impoverished drug-fueled reality in the late Nat Finkelstein’s Photography Exhibition, ‘In and Out of Warhol’s Orbit’ from his past interviews with Nat and the people who knew the the Factory best.
Chris Sullivan celebrates the gritty revisionism of the modern Western, but wonders whether Bad Smells alone are Good Enough
Undeniably, the opioid/heroin epidemic sweeping the United States is the greatest drug endemic to ever hit the country. Indeed, more people died of overdoses in 2017 than all US military personnel killed during both the Vietnam and Iraq conflicts and more than those killed by guns, car, AIDS in any single year in the US.