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

Shooting the impossible dream

Shooting the impossible dream

It’s already the stuff of cinema legend, but after 27 years and numerous failed attempts, Terry Gilliam’s attempt to bring Spain’s most famous novel to the screen could be reaching its end. It’s an epic quest befitting of Don Quixote himself. (Easyjet Traveller) Continue reading

The Hard Stop

The Hard Stop

George Amponsah on his new documentary about the Tottenham riots and the lives of two of Mark Duggan’s friends: Marcus Knox-Hooke and Kurtis Henville. (Shortlist) Continue reading

Kills. Thrills. Spills.

Kills. Thrills. Spills.

When guitarist Jamie Hince’s hand started rotting from the inside out, it could have spelled the end for The Kills. Instead, it freed him and bandmate Alison Mosshart to reinvent their bluesy sound. (NME) Continue reading

Under cover pop

Under cover pop

A new wave of artists are swapping vast recording studios and overpriced producers for bedrooms and laptops. Meet the artists making pop by themselves, for themselves. (The Guardian) Continue reading

Theatreland

Theatreland

London’s West End may combine grand traditions, beautiful venues and decades of history, but at its heart there lies a shrewd, modern business model that’s tailor-made for the 21st century. I spent a week peering behind the curtain. (Easyjet Traveller) Continue reading

Mash It Up!

Mash It Up!

Belgian techno superstars Soulwax may reject their tag as pioneers of the mash-up – but the word is a pretty good description of their 20-year career. (b inspired) Continue reading

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Andy Ford’s passion for his subject is palpable in this series looking at southwest England’s vibrant punk scene. (The Royal Photographic Society Journal) Continue reading

The real face of UK migrants

The real face of UK migrants

The migrant crisis has dominated the news agenda for the past year, but rarely have the voices of refugees and migrants themselves been heard. Here, six people who arrived in Britain under difficult circumstances tell their stories. (NME) Continue reading

Brothers In Arms

Brothers In Arms

At 68, punk icon Iggy Pop has recorded a new album with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. In a frank conversation, the pair discuss sex, death and David Bowie. (The Guardian) Continue reading

Kano

Kano

Along with Dizzee Rascal and Wiley, Kano was one of grime’s pioneers. Now after three years on Channel 4’s ‘Top Boy’ he’s returning to music. (GQ) Continue reading

Bruce Robinson & I

Bruce Robinson & I

I visited the ‘Withnail & I’ writer and director at his Herefordshire farmhouse to talk about his life and his new book ‘They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper’. (Vice) Continue reading