On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.
Zayn’s new song discusses his decision to leave the boyband that found him fame.
Although Eurovision song lyrics are not permitted to be political, the 2016 Ukrainian entry has found a way of bringing an historical injustice into present-day popular culture.
On the pop culture podcast: The 1975's second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, the true-story drama The People v OJ Simpson and Tina Fey/Steve Carell comedy Date Night.
In a world in which chav-baiting is the norm, Nigel Blackwell nails the grotesqueness of the caring, sharing BoBos: the bohemian bourgeoisie.
Come on a head trip into the depths of the Amazon rainforest.
We don’t do badly in the Eurovision Song Contest because everybody hates us – we just haven’t been analysing the winning songs in enough detail. Luckily, one of the six hopefuls for the UK entry is in D minor…
The class hierarchy in acting doesn’t exist in a vacuum: it’s reflective of the rigged opportunities shutting the working class out of most positions of status and wealth in this country.
Adaptations are often lamented for not living up to their source material, but the Young Vic production of Eimear McBride's novel brilliantly bucks the trend.
Commentators have been particularly surprised by the omission of British grime artists.
Because of All Saints, I bought my first pair of cargo pants and practised looking crestfallen. This entire aesthetic fit perfectly with my burgeoning lesbianism.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May