Exploring counter-culture in the arts, politics, sexuality and sport


Belgian writer Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Rethinking the detective novel: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Reticence
By Juliet Jacques - 05 July 15:34

A mysterious narrator, tricks of the mind and admirably pragmatic prose.

Penny Arcade and her London dancers
Penny Arcade: "Someone is always queer"
By Juliet Jacques - 27 June 15:47

The performance artist talks bisexuality, feminism and being an outsider.

Justin Fashanu.
Justin Fashanu and the politics of memory
By Juliet Jacques - 02 May 11:38

The narrative that homophobia in football was primarily responsible for his death forms a dauntingly

Eva Peron
Parodying Eva Perón
By Juliet Jacques - 17 April 16:33

Copi and an Argentinian classic of queer theatre.

The turning of the tide
By Juliet Jacques - 13 February 16:57

The media's monstering of transgender people is finally being challenged.

My Transsexual Summer: The trouble with television
By Juliet Jacques - 18 November 13:06

The medium’s ability to improve its own minority representation is strictly limited.

The uses of role models
By Juliet Jacques - 12 November 9:55

Can inspirational LGBT figures help the victims of homophobic bullying?

Laughing matters?
By Juliet Jacques - 27 June 17:41

Attitudes towards trans people betray the wider failures of "alternative" comedy.

The Great English Vortex
By Juliet Jacques - 20 June 14:15

Tate Britain’s Vorticism exhibition revisits one of English art’s most radical and yet mysterious movements.

Transsexual people and the public eye
By Juliet Jacques - 17 June 14:14

What challenges would be faced by a famous person transitioning in public?

Chaz Bono and transgenderism's rich history
By Juliet Jacques - 26 May 16:59

A culture’s latest milestone.