UK Politics
18 October 2007
It is not hard to think the worst of Oona King, the erstwhile east London MP whose defeat at the hands of George...
31 July 2006
It's Tuesday, and I am sweating my way around the suburbs of Havana. Along with a cameraman and producer-cum-director,...
Politics
15 May 2006
It seems like a different age. An election victory marked by a star-spangled reception at Downing Street; a prime...
UK Politics
22 August 2005
In the wake of recent events, looking back at the morning of 6 May 2005 feels like surveying an altogether more...
Music and Performance
27 June 2005
The writer and club DJ Dave Haslam grew up in the West Midlands and reached adolescence in his own private version of...
Politics
09 May 2005
The doorbell rang soon after the start of Tony Blair's Paxman interview. The Prime Minister was being challenged on his...
UK Politics
11 April 2005
Watching the parties' first decisive electoral moves a month or so ago, one had a distinct feeling of deja vu. Faced...
Books
07 March 2005
As Tony Blair hares around the country, verblessly dispensing his vision of "Your family better off" and "Your child...
Books
08 November 2004
Towards the end of this impressively exhaustive biography of the Clash, one of the band's associates says: "Their...
Books
10 May 2004
When I first began writing about rock music, the record industry seemed to possess an opulence that verged on the...
Music and Performance
12 April 2004
In the summer of 1967, the Harvard academic-turned-evangelist of LSD Timothy Leary offered his opinion of the Beatles'...
Culture
09 February 2004
In the wake of Brit pop, the once iconic Manchester band The Stone Roses have come to seem slightly tragic. Because...
Culture
24 November 2003
Towards the end of the 1970s, my dad marked my tenth birthday by buying me a very glamorous coffee-table book entitled...
Music and Performance
04 August 2003
Some years ago, I was in the habit of playing a slightly pretentious parlour game with my journalist friends. It...

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