politics

“I want to show greatness, fragility, softness and power.”: Alexis Peskine

Peskine's nail sculptures transform anger into hope and pride...

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Half Deaf Clatch Tells Tales… That Damage His Bank Account

Clatch's music won't make him rich, but it'd be a poorer world without it...

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To Die For? Iranian Metallers Heterochrome Offer Melancholia Against All Odds

Progressive metal from Iran. Now that's extreme....

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I haven’t jumped on the Corbyn express: Chris T-T: Interview (Part Two)

'If you sing about anything other than universal themes, you put people off'...

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Franciska Themerson: Designing the Avant Garde

Whimsical worlds: Revisiting the Avant-Garde...

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‘I hope I can turn it down.’ Chris T-T Contemplates a Quieter Life (Interview)

Like holding back the tide, folk singer and reluctant activist Chris T-T struggles to adapt to a life without opinions...

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Universal Suffrage (Except for Thickies): Higher Education and Voting

Greater access to higher education could have reversed EU referendum result ...

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More Catastrophe! This time: Brexit and Food

UK not ready for Brexit's impact on food, report warns ...

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Sunflowers and Daguerreotypes: Rencontres d’Arles

At the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival ...

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Drones, or a Big Dumb Wall? Autonomous Border-Surveillance

ngineers at the University of Arizona are designing an autonomous border-surveillance system that can collect, assess and act on data in real time...

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Something Nasty Trickles Down: Benedict Drew (Whitechapel Gallery)

Exploring exactly what is falling from above in the trickle-down economy...

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Slavoj Zizek and Will Self In Conversation

Two of the West's most dangerous thinkers go head to pointy head...

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Alexander the Really, Really Great: How Important is Charisma in a Leader?

Charismatic leaders: Too much of a good thing? ...

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Reactive, Risky, Red: Lolitics Brings Back Lefty Laughs

Left turn raw topical comedy road tested for comfort...

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Newly Arrived Migrants Work Harder: Proven

The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger 'work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time...

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Where is the Duende? Frack Language, Frack Self

When we frack language, we tear apart the core of self...

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Demands will be placed on the Listener. Bitter Music (Perc)

Perc's Bitter Music is stylistically labyrinthine, full of murky passages and the occasional dead end...

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‘With Deep Regret’ (for about ten minutes): Teachers’ Resignation Letters

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education ...

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Look On My Works, Ye Mighty. And Grind.

Buried hubris and follies of personality along southern France's Atlantikwall...

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Voudoun and the Book of The Law

Sloppy thinking and lack of spiritual purpose has allowed agents of discord to invade our shared idea space...

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Unexpected, Imaginative Experiences… with Whalley Range All Stars

Security stopped us because we Went Too Far.... Whalley Range All Stars prove the power of theatre...

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Coldcut team with On-U Sound and Roots Manuva

A spiky rallying cry for Britain’s indestructible musical melting pot....

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Entertainment TV and Populist Voters: The (somewhat obvious) Link

People exposed to entertainment television are more likely to vote for populist politicians...

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Fight Fire with Fire: Cie Carabosse at Womadelaide (Interview)

Cie Carabosse go beyond firepots and flashworks with their Exodus of Forgotten Peoples installation...

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Unseasonable Weather? Blame Liberals!

Democrats and Republicans draw different conclusions when seasons are too hot or too cold ...

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What Makes Big Ben Bong? Acoustic Researchers Vibe Westminster

Engineers reveal why Big Ben produces distinct tone...

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Happy Now? Trans and Gender-Fluid Teens Face Three Times the Bullying

Gender fluid teens face up to 3 times more abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers...

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Not Such Bad Hombres: Crime is Lower Where Immigration is Higher

Four decades of evidence finds no link between immigration and increased crime ...

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Words, Phrases and Sentences: The Connective Tissue of Humanity

Poets strive to map the beauty and terror of existence. You have never been alone....

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Neurocinematic Testing: Will It Make You Scream?

t is always hard to predict the response of a massed audience, and almost impossible to objectively assess creative works. In the present information boom and flourishing ‘attention...

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