Peepli [Live], the first Bollywood film to be accepted on the international film circuit, is a stinging social satire.
It was only the much maligned professionalisation of sport that allowed the working classes to get involved.
Seven Days is a super-meta reality TV show that allows the audience to interact. And it’s shit, of course.
The QC’s belief that the West can liberate people by bombing their countries makes the pope’s delusions look almost rational by comparison.
Buried could have been a fresh and peculiar thriller if only it didn’t shoehorn in the Iraq War.
Dr Ellie Lee picks apart the social and media construction of a biological impossibility.
Don’t let the flurry of debate about what Ed Miliband will do next distract from the real story: the historic crisis of social democracy.
Made in Dagenham eschews the fashionable disdain for the working classes to remind us how equality is really won.
The new UK Equality Act treats all workers as pathetic victims who need the state as a big, caring brother.
John Locke will be turning in his grave when he hears his liberal descendants demanding more state intervention into religious affairs.
President Obama’s anti-terror advice to Americans in Europe was actually about rebuking European governments.
The fall of the Irish economy throws some much-needed light on what lies behind the current economic recession.
In Oliver Stone’s sequel, released in British cinemas today, it’s no longer only the pinstriped bankers who are sinfully greedy - it’s all of us.
ESSAY: The Lib-Con coalition is more concerned with controlling behaviour than forging a brave, hi-tech future.
The Lib-Cons’ war on the health-and-safety cult is welcome. But the problem runs deeper than they think.
The Cameron set’s bizarre handling of the child-benefit backlash shows that it lacks both the ethos and experience to govern decisively.
I'm Still Here documents Joaquin Phoenix’s journey from Hollywood star to obese, beardy rapper. Or is he just messing with us?
The idea that Kenny Dalglish could be Liverpool’s Messiah is as idiotically sentimental as it is desperate.
Malaria outbreak, auto-tune scandal, race row, some brilliant singing... thank God The X-Factor is back.
Robert Paarlberg’s introduction to the politics of food flambés many of today’s Malthusian myths and puts that food-price crisis in perspective.
Anyone who thinks the seeming rise of Irish Labour represents a rebirth of social democracy is sorely mistaken.
Save Dave, the latest government anti-drinking campaign, imagines the British everyman as a drunk simpleton.
Today’s deification of fear encourages us to succumb to fate. But we should learn from the Romans and seek to subdue Fortuna.
Swedish leftists are outraged that Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize for literature, because he isn’t ‘one of us’.
The new Israeli loyalty oath is not a product of Zionist racism but of Israel’s politics of insecurity.
Today’s yawn-inducing debate about how higher education should be funded reflects a profound uncertainty about what higher education is for.
The latest study says smokers are more likely to drink and less likely to eat fruit than non-smokers. Quelle surprise.
A look back at Claire Rayner’s wise words to spiked about war, freedom and modern-day buffoonery.
The 33 miners have not only had to endure seclusion, but also the mean-spiritedness, censorship and disdain of the therapy industry.
America should get its own economic house in order rather than blame the slump on China’s currency antics.
Proposing an online register of ‘rapists’ is the maddest thing Germaine Greer’s done since she puked on Big Brother.
Both the critics and defenders of welfarism are blind to the detrimental impact it is having on autonomy and the human spirit.
Now the Aussies are having to engage in another sport that Britain gave to the world: national self-flagellation.
BBC3’s dire new show recycles every dating and relationship cliché known to man, only with lesbians.
Why Christos Tsiolkas’s romp-of-a-novel about a suburban Australian hitting someone else’s child has got the literary classes in a flap.
Pro-science protesters are playing a dangerous game by arguing against government cuts on economic grounds only.
David Fincher’s brilliant The Social Network teases out what is driving the FB juggernaut: our need for narrative.
A trip to Bangalore gives spiked’s editor-at-large a glimpse of the capitalist law of uneven development at work.
Where exactly is this ‘cyber-warfare’ that Theresa May claims is threatening our civilisation?
One of Britain’s top psychiatrists says being eco-friendly is good for our mental health. Is he bonkers?
The American woman paying British drug addicts to stop breeding is only saying out loud what respectable people normally say in code.
Womankind won’t spiral into depression just because Christina Hendricks from Mad Men is going on a diet.
The secret of the success of The Inbetweeners – the anti-Skins – is that it’s both hilarious and old-fashioned.
George Osborne’s spending review is neither a Thatcherite assault on ‘the vulnerable’ nor a sparkling solution to our economic woes.
Just like the New Labour government, the Lib-Con coalition has no idea which interests to pursue or protect.
We can’t make a convincing case against austerity without challenging today’s cultural aversion to prosperity.
Spanish thinkers, drinkers, smokers and non-smokers are rebelling against their government’s smoking ban. Let’s back them.
The Taking of Prince Harry was Channel 4’s latest attempt to dress up liberal fantasy as serious inquiry.
The Ferguson-Rooney spat is more than a PR war - it’s a sign that Manchester United’s empire is crumbling.
This United fan says Wayne Rooney is neither a traitor nor a symbol of moral decay – he’s just another passing pro, grasping for gold and glory.
The celebs campaigning against a mega-dairy in Lincolnshire don’t know which side their bread is buttered on.
Germany’s angry debate about immigration has its roots in the multiculturalist emphasis on difference.
Both Europe’s burqa-banners and burqa-defenders are denigrating tolerance by inviting the state to police our beliefs and thoughts.
Desperate to appear cooler than the office-supplies manager he fundamentally is, Nick Clegg has outed himself as a Smoker.
The panic over an allegedly racist gunman in Malmö reveals a great deal about modern-day Sweden.
Some films that use the f-word get a 15 rating and others get a 12A. What’s going on at the BBFC?
For all the muscular femininity of Mama Grizzlies like Sarah Palin, they actually take their cue from the 20th-century women’s temperance crusade.
Recent statements by the Royal Society shows that it has turned from a scientific institution into a nakedly ideological one.
Roger Pielke Jr, author of The Climate Fix, tells spiked why it’s wrong to focus on cutting emissions.
In the past, youthful rebels were heroically indifferent to their long-term security. The French protesters are obsessed with theirs.
The United star’s hard bargaining shows we shouldn’t meekly accept the crumbs from the bosses’ table.
Demands for the prosecution of Tony Blair only legitimise the use of international courts against weak states.
The current campaign to overhaul the electoral system is motored more by the needs of a disconnected elite than by popular demand.
By putting nurses and sordid bodies at its centre, Getting On offers a dark and funny twist on an often-clichéd TV genre.
We football fans shouldn’t just cynically shrug our shoulders in response to allegations of FIFA corruption.
First they came for Guy Fawkes Night, then for Halloween. The sanitisation police risk turning autumn festivals into pretty damp squibs.