Inside Britain’s Secret Courts

Inside Britain’s Secret Courts

Investigatory Powers Tribunals are where you complain if you think the government is spying on you. They’re usually held behind closed doors but this year a few select public hearings have taken place, so I went to check one out. (Vice) Continue reading

Children of Men at 15: ‘London in winter is a good place to imagine the end of the world’

Children of Men at 15: ‘London in winter is a good place to imagine the end of the world’

Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 dystopian masterpiece, with its themes of anti-immigrant paranoia, humanity in crisis and a planet on the verge of collapse, has never felt more timely. Screenwriter Timothy J Sexton tells me why it’s more hopeful than you remember. (The Independent) Continue reading

Joe Pantoliano: ‘Scumbags like Trump use The Sopranos as a blueprint for being douchebags’

Joe Pantoliano: ‘Scumbags like Trump use The Sopranos as a blueprint for being douchebags’

After a four-decade career making his name as crooks and cops in films from ‘The Goonies’ to ‘Bad Boys’, the beloved Italian-American actor is heading back to his roots for lighthearted drama ‘From the Vine’. He tells me about why people still get ‘The Sopranos’ wrong, and the moment the Wachowskis realised he hadn’t actually read the script for ‘The Matrix’. (The Independent) Continue reading

Lovely Chaps

Lovely Chaps

The macho world of Wild West cowboys is given a queer makeover by America’s gay rodeo scene. I travel to Las Vegas to find out how it all began 45 years ago and why this September’s BigHorn Rodeo will be more loved-up than ever. (Vera) Continue reading