History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
A Naked Interview with Mike Leigh
Chris Sullivan interviews Mike Leigh about the re-release of his film Naked and explores the creative process behind his more recent films such as Peterloo and Turner
EXCLUSIVE The Social Conditions which Inspired ‘Ghost Town’ are Still With Us Today, Says The Specials’ Jerry Dammers
On the 40th anniversary of the hit song, Chris Sullivan finds its modern relevance terrifying
Art and Violence: Technology and Domination: Futurism and Fascism
Chris Sullivan looks back at the role of painters and writers who co-opted 1930s technology and modernity to espouse far-right ideas
Cultural Demise: The Gutting of the Hospitality Sector is About More than Jobs
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
The Hounding of Billie Holiday
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
New York City: A Theory of Evolution
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?
Cop Violence to COVID-19: The Survival of Notting Hill Carnival
Chis Sullivan examines the history of Notting Hill Carnival and its decades-long battle against the Establishment
The Traitor: An Italian Mafia Drama With Shades of Boris Johnson's Britain
Chris Sullivan reviews 'The Traitor', a brutal Italian story of crime and corruption, and finds parallels with the UK
Disappearing Cities: Soho — Gangsters, artists, brothels and landlords
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.
Lockdown with Chris Sullivan: Volume One
Looking for an album, film or book to make our new Coronavirus reality more bearable? Why not start here...
'Misbehaviour' Misses the Mark
Chris Sullivan reviews a new take on the 1970 Miss World pageant and explores the debate about sex and race which it exposed.
'The True Story of Ned Kelly': Criminal or Freedom Fighter?
Chris Sullivan reviews an adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel that explores the boundary between banditry and rebellion.
'Dark Waters': Bringing A Corporation To Account
Chris Sullivan reviews a new film exploring corporate destruction and greed and the tenacity of lawyers and litigants to achieve accountability and justice.
'Greed' is Good: A Fast, Funny and Infuriating Take on the Emptiness of Acquisition
Chris Sullivan reviews a new comedy drama based on one of Britain's most controversial modern businessmen.
A Streetcar Named Desire's Steamy Case For Ending Tuition Fees
Chris Sullivan reviews the 1951 classic and finds a compelling case for abolishing tuition fees before more young people's talents are wasted.