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History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film – all with an eye to what’s happening today.

Battle of the Bucket – So Much Blood Shed over So Little

, 25 April 2019
Tribalism is killing us, wrote Tina Gharavi in our launch issue and Mike Stuchery has a vivid example of this from history.
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Culture Stuchbery's Strange Histories History

Crytal Meth Maze: the Truth behind the Myth of Warhol and his Factory

, 23 April 2019
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.
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Culture Arts

WORD OF THE WEEK: stratagemous (adj.) consisting of or succeeding by underhand schemes or strategies

, 19 April 2019
consisting of or succeeding by underhand schemes or strategies
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Culture Word of the Week Language

Alt-Right Bantz: Satire-Bros and Ho, Ho, Hos…

, 18 April 2019
Katy Brand takes a withering look at Dankula, Benjamin, Batten and Galloway and how comedy seems to have been co-opted by authoritarians.
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Culture Satire

In the Smoke of Notre Dame: To all the Churches I’ve Loved

, 17 April 2019
As the embers cool in the devastated sections of Notre Dame de Paris and the world comes together to restore it, it seems a good time to reflect on the effect that historic churches and cathedrals have had on my own life.
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Culture Stuchbery's Strange Histories History

Nashville: Live Your Country Music Fantasy

, 16 April 2019
Everything in moderation - including moderation! Kyle Taylor prescribes a trip to Nashville for anyone who has had too much of not enough.
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Culture Mood-Based Travel Travel

The Upside Down: Is Alexander Dugin Putin’s Brain?

, 15 April 2019
John Mitchinson on the ideologue who revived 'Eurasianism'. Is Dugin really the Rasputin behind a more aggressive Kremlin? Or is he another post-truth prank?
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Culture The Upside Down Foreign Affairs Interference, collusion and alternative war Russia

Born Perfect: Scientists speak out about the Genetic Editing of Human Babies.

, 12 April 2019
Adi McArtney wonders whether germline editing is humanity simply taking Darwinism off autopilot or is a dark new chapter of divisive social engineering
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Culture Science Hooker Science

WORD OF THE WEEK: poacher-turned-gamekeeper (n.)

, 12 April 2019
Calling out the paralysis that Brexit has wrought upon to our political system, Oborne, the former political editor of the Leave-supporting Telegraph, bravely broke ranks and confessed that now was the time “to take a long deep breath.” And crucially, he admitted that doing so might now entail, “rethinking the Brexit decision altogether.”
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Culture Word of the Week Language

Get Stoned – Therapy, Neolithic Style

, 10 April 2019
Mike Stuchbery argues that we need to take a salutary walk in the shadow our our ancestors to reconnect with their hopes and fears
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Culture Stuchbery's Strange Histories History

The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly – Review of Sisters Brothers

, 10 April 2019
Chris Sullivan celebrates the gritty revisionism of the modern Western, but wonders whether Bad Smells alone are Good Enough
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Culture Cinema

Rebel Cities: Activist Hub – Upcoming 2019

, 10 April 2019
The Activist Hub. The place where you can hear about the latest action on the scene, fill up your calendars and maybe even do something to help from the comfort of your screen.
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Culture Rebel Cities Activist Hub Activism

The Story of Brexit is the Story of Empire: Why did so many Asian immigrants vote to leave the EU?

, 8 April 2019
The complicated love-hate relationship British immigrants from former colonies have with the Empire cannot be ignored if lessons are to be learned in post-Brexit Britain.
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Culture Reportage Brexit Society and Welfare UK Politics

Usurpers Three: the First Hard Brexit Propelled us into the Dark Ages

, 8 April 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls how an aggressive Leave Campaign led to de-industrialisation and porous borders
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Culture The Count of the Saxon Shore Brexit History

Usurpers Two: How Britain became a Haven for Rebels from the Classic European Superstate

, 8 April 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore continues his saga of the First Great Brexit - from the Roman Empire - and fostered the forerunners of Nigel Farage
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Culture The Count of the Saxon Shore History

WORD OF THE WEEK: expugnancy (n.) conflict, contrariness; mutual opposition of principles

, 5 April 2019
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Culture Word of the Week Language

SCIENCE HOOKER: Learning to Kill

, 4 April 2019
What are the consequences of handing over life and death decisions to a machine in combat, even with tokenistic human oversight?
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Culture Science Hooker Science

FILM REVIEW: At Eternity’s Gate

, 3 April 2019
Willem Dafoe's performance as Van Gogh is "beyond brilliant" says Chris Sullivan, who ponders whether creativity is always close to madness.
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Culture Arts Cinema

Spotify and YouTube Fight To Keep Artists’ Royalties Ridiculously Low

, 3 April 2019
Digital platforms greed and lack of support for music artists knows no boundaries and remains suspiciously concealed from the general public…
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Culture Music Tech, Data and Algorithms

‘Ramblin’ Donald: Why 7,000 Republicans Could Never be Wrong

, 2 April 2019
John Cleese wonders why Trump supporters are not terrified by his ramblings. And then the awful truth dawns...
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Culture The View from St Kitts United States of America US Politics
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