Cultural Capital
06 March 2014
Where will we live?
Politics
13 November 2008
Post office queues are one of the few social levellers left. The small-time eBay-er must wait his turn with the...
TV and Radio
16 October 2008
The last thing you expect to read, on opening the second autobiography by the former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody...
Culture
26 June 2008
The title of My Ain Folk (1973), the middle film in Bill Douglas's autobiographical trilogy about his harsh childhood...
UK Politics
24 April 2008
It is tempting - too tempting - to play the game of "what might have been", or to feel nostalgic for something that...
Culture
06 March 2008
"The white working class in Britain is put under the spotlight this winter on BBC2," says the press release for the BBC...
Music and Performance
28 February 2008
Just when you think it's safe to be a woman and a person at the same time, along comes some divot - a woman, as it...
TV and Radio
21 February 2008
Chain Reaction Radio 4 Imagine: the Secret of Life BBC1 How's this for a joke? Alan Yentob on self-help books. Yes, I...
Music and Performance
14 February 2008
KCRW www.kcrw.com Having spent the past few weeks listening to America's National Public Radio on the internet, and...
Culture
07 February 2008
BBC Radio 1 97-99FM One of the few pleasurable things about travelling on a Virgin train - apart from screwing your...
Books
07 February 2008
The sociologist Richard Sennett has a habit of writing the things that we end up talking about years later. The...
Culture
31 January 2008
Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! Tomorrow, Today! Radio 4 If all radio comedies - or continuity announcing, or...
Culture
24 January 2008
National Public Radio http://www.npr.org I've been trying to broaden my exposure to speech radio beyond Radio 4 - if...
Music and Performance
17 January 2008
Zine Scene Radio 4 It took a good, long break from Radio 4 for me to feel the spontaneous urge to switch it back on....
TV and Radio
10 January 2008
Radcliffe and Maconie Radio 2 Stuart Maconie Radio 2 Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone 6 Music Music radio has a surfeit of...

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