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Article18 May 2006
Chromophobia: a film that wants to be hated
spiked-film: Director Martha Fiennes throws every stereotyped screw-up into her depiction of life and love in modern London.

by Emilie Bickertoninspiked-culture

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Tuesday 23 May 2006, London
Save the planet, don't see
the world?
Tourism versus the environment
Article18 May 2006
Throwing 'terror tantrums' for animals
Dispatches showed that animal rights activists are not so much public enemies no.1 as the political equivalent of Kevin the Teenager.

by Shirley Dentinspiked-culture

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Article16 May 2006
Dead dreams of utopia
Why has a London museum exhibition on Modernism caused so much disquiet?

by Anna Travisinspiked-culture

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2 March 2006
Child obesity
Should we worry if our children are overweight?
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Article11 May 2006
Fair trade: the bitter aftertaste
spiked-film: A new film makes a timely and thought-provoking attack on an unquestioned orthodoxy of our age.

by Philip Cunliffeinspiked-culture

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Article11 May 2006
Death, dignity and distrust
spiked-TV: The Panorama special on assisted dying shows that both sides of the debate harbour an unhealthy suspicion of doctors.

by Shirley Dentinspiked-culture

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Article9 May 2006
Kick politics out of education
It is only when our leaders are in trouble that they start marching into schools.

by Michele Leddainspiked-culture

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Article4 May 2006
Happiness and its discontents
spiked-TV: The BBC's The Happiness Formula fails to interrogate whether happiness is an appropriate social goal.

by Daniel Ben-Amiinspiked-culture

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Politics of Fear by Frank Furedi
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Article4 May 2006
Short films: 'An art form in themselves'
spiked-film: Bitesize Cinema is taking shorts to the masses.

by Suchandrika Chakrabartiinspiked-culture

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Article4 May 2006
American identity revisited
As Mexican immigrants take to the streets, a debate at the New York Public Library examined the fraught question of what it means to be American.

by Alan Millerinspiked-culture

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ColumnRob Lyons27 April 2006
From King of Chavs to object of pity
spiked-TV: Keith Allen's defence of 'Lotto lout' Michael Carroll came with some dodgy prejudices of its own.

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Article25 April 2006
Unknown White Male: focusing on the future
spiked-film: For once, a documentary about amnesia that isn’t obsessed with excavating personal history.

by Nathalie Rothschildinspiked-culture

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Article20 April 2006
India: where a movie star is more than a movie star
Why did 60,000 film fans riot in Bangalore following the death of an old actor? Alexander Zaitchik reports from New Delhi.

by Alexander Zaitchikinspiked-culture

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Article20 April 2006
The creation of a phantom enemy
It is the scientific establishment's own self-doubt that lies at the root of the furore over creationism.

by David Perksinspiked-culture

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ColumnSandy Starr20 April 2006
The Time Lord of Love
spiked-TV: The new Doctor Who's emotional incontinence is light years away from the chaste original.

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Article20 April 2006
Transamerica: dysfunction by numbers
spiked-film: Duncan Tucker’s road movie about a transsexual substitutes revelations of abuse for character or plot development.

by Tara McCormackinspiked-culture

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Article13 April 2006
Inside Man: just a heist movie?
spiked-film: There is racial politics aplenty in Spike Lee's latest.

by Suchandrika Chakrabartiinspiked-culture

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Article13 April 2006
Speak for yourself
spiked-TV: It's not just the two mute children in Help Me to Speak who fear the reaction their words might get.

by Shirley Dentinspiked-culture

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Article6 April 2006
Creative economics
The UK government is kidding itself if it thinks designers can revive the economy.

by Kevin McCullaghinspiked-culture

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Article6 April 2006
If it's not easy being green, why do it?
spiked-TV: The rat race looks heavenly compared with BBC 2's peek into one family’s attempt to go eco.

by Neil Davenportinspiked-culture

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Article4 April 2006
A cartoon caricature of the new authoritarianism
spiked-film:V for Vendetta thinks Britain in 2020 will be a fascist state. Really?

by Philip Cunliffeinspiked-culture

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Article30 March 2006
Free thinking not allowed
The UK government's White Paper on further education dismisses learning for ‘pleasure and leisure’ as surplus to requirements.

by Neil Davenportinspiked-culture

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Article30 March 2006
Manderlay: the danger of do-gooding
spiked-film: Lars von Trier's film about slavery ruthlessly attacks meddlesome liberalism.

by Philip Cunliffeinspiked-culture

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Article28 March 2006
Pinochet in Suburbia
spiked-TV: The BBC drama on Britain’s detention of Pinochet was nostalgic for Blair's brief ‘ethical foreign policy’.

by James Heartfieldinspiked-culture

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Article24 March 2006
Syriana: an anti-political thriller
spiked-film: Stephen Gaghan’s study of the oil industry is shot through with conspiratorial cynicism.

by Karl Sharroinspiked-culture

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ColumnRob Lyons23 March 2006
Double-glazing over
spiked-TV:The Armstrongs illustrate the depressingly thin line between reality TV and spoof.

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Article21 March 2006
The Rape of the Masters
Roger Kimball’s new book on artistic judgement is good, but not great.

by Michael Savageinspiked-culture

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Article16 March 2006
Taking the soul out of belief
Daniel Dennett's new book, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, doesn't so much demystify religion as dehumanise it.

by Josie Appletoninspiked-culture

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Article16 March 2006
Heritage wars
A historian points out the problems behind today’s claims of cultural ownership over historical artefacts.

by David Lowenthalinspiked-culture

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ColumnDolan Cummings16 March 2006
Travellers meet Teletubbies
spiked-film: Perry Ogden’s film about Irish Travellers is well shot but shallow.

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Article16 March 2006
Dancing on TV: it's a riot
spiked-TV: Strictly Come Dancing is fun but dance is capable of provoking much greater passions.

by Shirley Dentinspiked-culture

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Article16 March 2006
The Dan Brown whodunnit
The copyright trial over The Da Vinci Code is weaving a tangled web.

by Eugenio Trianainspiked-culture

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ColumnJennie Bristow14 March 2006
Dial M for madness
Stephen King's Cell, where cellphone-users become braindead flesheaters, feasts on some mainstream anxieties.

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Article14 March 2006
Intelligent design and educational stupidity
Worried about the rise of creationism in UK schools? This teacher blames the timidity of the science establishment.

by David Perksinspiked-culture

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Article9 March 2006
A cold depiction of Capote
spiked-film: Bennett Miller's Capote chastises the author for being ruthlessly ambitious. What's wrong with that?

by Emilie Bickertoninspiked-culture

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Article9 March 2006
The television will not be revolutionised
spiked-TV: Good shows, like Firefly and Veronica Mars, will prosper if freed from the whims of TV executives.

by Niall Crowleyinspiked-culture

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ColumnBrendan O'Neill3 March 2006
The sermon on the mountain
spiked-film: Artistically, Brokeback Mountain is quite a good film. Socially, it sucks.

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ColumnRob Lyons3 March 2006
Press the Poliak-off button
spiked-TV: Stephen Poliakoff's Gideon's Daughter was trite and ham-fisted. So why did columnists love it?

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Article2 March 2006
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
Does teaching preschoolers about Aboriginal culture or homosexuality make them more ‘tolerant’? This educator thinks not.

by Catherine Scottinspiked-culture

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ColumnBrendan O'Neill24 February 2006
My co-dependent relationship with daytime TV
spiked-TV: How I got lured into that twilight world of white trash-baiting and gay conformism.

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Article23 February 2006
Death in the Ozon layer
spiked-film: Unlike other films, François Ozon’s Le Temps Qui Reste manages to do ‘dying with dignity’ well.

by Graham Barnfieldinspiked-culture

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Article23 February 2006
Frey's fictional memory syndrome
Does it matter if misery memoirs are not absolutely true?

by Alexandra Jacksoninspiked-culture

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ColumnBrendan O'Neill17 February 2006
George Clooney's black-and-white politics
spiked-film:Good Night and Good Luck, Clooney's tribute to broadcasters who stood up to Joseph McCarthy, is a deeply conservative movie.

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Article14 February 2006
Testing adult authority
The UK government wants to turn teachers into shock troops against kids' bad behaviour. Not surprisingly, teachers aren't too keen.

by David Perksinspiked-culture

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Article9 February 2006
Hidden: Guilty viewing
spiked-film: Is Michel Haneke’s new film worth seeking out?

by Emilie Bickertoninspiked-culture

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Article9 February 2006
That joke isn't funny anymore
What's the point of satire when comedians fail to tackle the new taboos?

by Niall Crowleyinspiked-culture

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ColumnBrendan O'Neill19 January 2006
Jarhead: a war movie without a war
spiked-film: Sam Mendes' satire about the first Gulf War reveals more about modern warfare than his critics have twigged.

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ColumnSandy Starr19 January 2006
Who cares about Celeb BB? You decide
spiked-TV: Has-beens, hissy fits and a competition of victimhoods make Celebrity Big Brother grimly compelling.

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Article16 January 2006
Dying to be on the box
Corpses are the new stars in TV documentaries.

by Tiffany Jenkinsinspiked-culture

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Article12 January 2006
A full stop to the Satanic panic
A BBC documentary reminds us how irrational were the fears of ritual abuse in the 80s and 90s. Yet the view that parents can't be trusted lives on.

by Dolan Cummingsinspiked-culture

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Article4 January 2006
The 'Hitlerisation' of history teaching
The problem with the teaching of the past today is that it makes universalism history.

by Neil Davenportinspiked-culture

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Article9 December 2005
Pinter: good playwright, bad politician
Harold Pinter's Nobel speech highlighted the chasm between his literary insights and childish worldview.

by Sandy Starrinspiked-culture

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ColumnJennie Bristow30 November 2005
Killing Thinking
Professor Mary Evans' critique of 'the death of the universities' has breathed new life into the higher education debate.

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Article30 November 2005
Hard science
How can teenagers hope to study physics, when the educational establishment thinks that abstract thought is beyond them?

by David Perksinspiked-culture

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Article13 October 2005
Channel 4: grow up
By offloading its only good stuff on to More4, Channel 4 is ghettoising TV for grown-ups.

by Neil Davenportinspiked-culture

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Article5 October 2005
Did love conquer marriage?
Stephanie Coontz's history of marriage gives a useful insight into the rise and fall of intimacy.

by Nancy McDermottinspiked-culture

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Article9 September 2005
Stars get in your eyes
The 'star system' provides a poor measure of a play’s quality.

by Matt Warmaninspiked-culture

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Article2 September 2005
The decline of the public library
Libraries are being filled up with drama groups, crèches and slimming clubs, while books are pushed to the margins.

by Philip Pettiforinspiked-culture

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Article2 September 2005
Museums: after the Lottery boom
National Lottery cash for museums was justified in terms of increased visitors. But do the sums add up?

by Sara Selwood and Maurice Daviesinspiked-culture

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Article31 March 2005
Who's to blame
A lifelong Doctor Who fan thinks the Tardis has been knocked off course by 'fanwankery'.

by Sandy Starrinspiked-culture

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Article16 February 2005
The new Chief Inquisitor on campus
From ethics committees to ‘learning outcomes’, the threat to academic freedom comes from within the university as much as from without.

by Frank Furediinspiked-culture

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Article22 September 2004
Down with 21st century philistinism
Frank Furedi explains why his latest book calls for a new Culture War.

by Brendan O'Neillinspiked-culture

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