Boris Johnson’s exit from the Conservative leadership contest supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected “Leave” to win
The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world.
On Brexit, the Europeans clearly want Britain to get on with it, but no British politician seems willing to step up
Can a ministerial spin merchant ‘accidentally’ pass on to a journalist the fact that a prominent critic of their Minister is under Police investigation?
Once again, government spending on Defence is increasing by leaps and bounds, without any rational cost/benefit analysis.
As with Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali changed the times so thoroughly that anyone coming along afterwards will probably struggle to understand.
Or…Trump as a disaster for neo-liberalism
Is securing the sea lanes a valid rationale for Defence spending?
Auckland struggles to cope with its over-supply of advice on housing affordability…
Kanye do something with this album cover meme? Ye kan!
Japanese hip-hop, noise music, J-Pop, and a whole lot more besides….
The Sundance TV series Rectify takes the difficulties of faith, forgiveness and family seriously
Reading the fine print, except it’s not actually fine at all.
A collective music based on allegiance to the ‘hood now belongs to remote and isolated solo stars
Some musical journeys in the worlds of white people….
Why David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows is a teenage sensation.
Australia and Other Nonsense
Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Holding aloft a flickering torch for John Darnielle’s older stuff
History, In A Grain Of Salt
Songs of innocence, regret, anxiety, failure and punishing ennui…
Shouldn’t forging a nation from blood and sacrifice be against the law?
The Carrie and Lowell album is about trying to survive your family’s impact on you
How does David Lynch’s Wild at Heart look, 25 years later?
Running a few ideas up the flagpole to see if anyone repeatedly chops them down
Looking back at 50 years of Nashville’s black sheep boy
A General description of a Major problem
A tribute to the recently re-discovered innovator
Got a political problem? Add water, and look lively
The life of Margaret Wise Brown