CULTURE

FABRIC: POINTLESS VICTIM OF THE WAR ON DRUGS

SARAH SQUIRES / September 20. 2016

The forced closure of famous London nightclub Fabric won't save any lives from overdose, and will help London become even more of a desolate cultural void.

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OPINION

GOVERNMENT DEBT, TRANSLATED BY A COMEDIAN

JOSHUA MAKINDA / September 14. 2016

What actually is government debt? How does it work? Should we really be frightened of it? Will I ever get out of this swamp alive?

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OPINION

THE WORLD IS NOT A SAFE SPACE

ZACHARY GALLANT / September 6. 2016

On using your own power to create safe spaces for others, and the power of saying ‘I Was Wrong’: A report from the 2016 Muslim Jewish Conference

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OPINION

THE BURKINI IS POLITICAL, BUT NOT IN THE WAY FRANCE THINKS

BLYTH BRENTNALL / September 2. 2016

The French Prime Minister is half right that the rise of the burkini is part of a political project - if only he knew what that project is, he might be less afraid of it.

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OPINION

RICHARD BRANSON: SCREWING FOR VIRGINITY

LAWRENCE RICHARDS / August 24. 2016

Virgin’s legally dubious CCTV revenge on Jeremy Corbyn is the latest in a long history of Sir Richard Branson manipulating public opinion to defend his lucrative government contracts

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CULTURE

SOUTHERN PUNKS MADE ME CRY

LAWRENCE RICHARDS / August 17. 2016

A man in exile got drunk with Rivertown Records.

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OPINION

SPOILED ROTTEN

RICHARD MACKENZIE-GRAY SCOTT / August 10. 2016

The confusion and mismanagement of Britain’s impending EU exit are by-products of an empire that still hasn’t come to terms with its own decline. What are the legal implications of the chaos?

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CULTURE

ON “THE GREAT WALL” AND BEING OUR OWN HEROES

JUN PANG / August 8. 2016

The racially unsuitable choice of Matt Damon for the lead role in The Great Wall goes beyond just poor casting, revealing a film industry that revels in complicity with whitewashing at every level.

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OPINION

BYRON AND BEYOND

SHANE BOOTHBY / August 3. 2016

The #BoycottByron protests were about more than the burger chain’s treatment of its staff – they showed a resistance to authoritarian and xenophobic attacks on immigrants, and an affirmation of humanity against the dry defense of ‘legality’.

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