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EXCLUSIVE The Social Conditions which Inspired ‘Ghost Town’ are Still With Us Today, Says The Specials’ Jerry Dammers
11 June 2021,
On the 40th anniversary of the hit song, Chris Sullivan finds its modern relevance terrifying
21 May 2021,
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
25 February 2021,
Chris Sullivan looks back at the role of painters and writers who co-opted 1930s technology and modernity to espouse far-right ideas
19 January 2021,
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
9 December 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews the documentary ‘Billie’, detailing how one of the greatest singers of all time was hunted by officers at the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
5 November 2020,
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?
9 September 2020,
Chris Sullivan looks at the consequences for Notting Hill of the determination of successive Conservative Governments to deregulate rents and planning
28 August 2020,
Chis Sullivan examines the history of Notting Hill Carnival and its decades-long battle against the Establishment
14 August 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews Infamous, a new dramatisation of the insatiable lust for fame
5 August 2020,
Chris Sullivan delves into the history of one of Britain's first successful multicultural communities and the authorities determined to destroy it
28 July 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews 'The Traitor', a brutal Italian story of crime and corruption, and finds parallels with the UK
15 June 2020,
Three years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Chris Sullivan excavates the hidden history of one of London's most polarised neighbourhoods
30 April 2020,
To celebrate this evening's digital screening of White Riot, Chris Sullivan recalls the formation of the anti-Nazi movement and explores its continuing relevance.
17 April 2020,
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.
31 March 2020,
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11 March 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews a new take on the 1970 Miss World pageant and explores the debate about sex and race which it exposed.
6 March 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews an adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel that explores the boundary between banditry and rebellion.
28 February 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews a new film exploring corporate destruction and greed and the tenacity of lawyers and litigants to achieve accountability and justice.
21 February 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews a new comedy drama based on one of Britain's most controversial modern businessmen.
13 February 2020,
Chris Sullivan reviews the 1951 classic and finds a compelling case for abolishing tuition fees before more young people's talents are wasted.
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