Art isn’t dead: A defense of Instagram


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Bad Lieutenant:
A Masterpiece

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Take Nick Cage, an actor with more ups and downs than a manic-depressive yo-yo, throw him together with acclaimed directer Werner Herzog (Stroszeck, Grizzly Man) and Xzibit (yes, that Xzibit) […]

Imperial Bedrooms – a review.

Image courtesy of Alessandro Piazza

Imperial Bedrooms – Bret Easton Ellis Everyone’s trying to out-Ellis Ellis. So what does Ellis do? He tries to out-Ells himself. That’s the result of Imperial Bedrooms, a curious novel […]

VAT: Fuck the Taxman

I disagree entirely with the rise in VAT (sales tax to readers abroad) from 17.5% to 20%. It’s just plain stupid. It’s rare you get people from left and right […]

Why David Laws Must Stay

David Laws, now at the Treasury, has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Specifically, paying rent out of his expenses to his gay lover for a room […]

The Apple iPad is the Suckiest Hyped-Up Product in History

So the iPad’s here, is it? Well the iPad can fuck right off. Let’s get the obvious shit out of the way with first. It’s a giant iPhone. It doesn’t […]


Running on empty

A short story by Trivial Blake

Smoke Stacks to Apple Macs – the Kinetica Art Fair

Zizek has summarised Marx as having said that the invention of steam engine has caused more social change than any revolution ever would. Marx himself doesn’t seem to have provided […]

The Limits of Control

When is a film not a film? Well, arguably, when nothing happens, and when the (unnamed) lead character has approximately ten lines of dialogue in a little under two hours. […]

A Barbed Blade for Apathy? – Nick Griffin’s Pedestal

Public debate is de rigueur at London’s monthly Intelligence Squared debates which take place in the theatre of the Royal Geographical Society. There, most recently Anne Widdecombe and a Nigerian […]

Lucas Price @ Black Rat Press

In a week that saw Damien Hirst’s career flushed down the toilet for a morbid obsession with skulls and death, Richard Allday visited Lucas Price’s new exhibit — also featuring skulls and death — and was pleasantly surprised.