29 June 2015

Glasto: a Butlins for middle-class, middle-aged bores

Glastonbury speaks to the 21st-century crisis of popular culture.

26 June 2015

Streaming is the future of music – now pay for it

Taylor Swift was right to stand up to Apple. Now let's tackle the freeloading fans.

23 June 2015

The use and abuse of Jeremy Corbyn

The left-right panto over Corbyn reveals the hollow core of British politics.

15 June 2015

The Look of Silence: humanity persists

Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning new documentary about the Indonesian purges refuses to pity its subjects.

10 June 2015

Kipnis: PC censorship gone mainstream

This Kafkaesque debacle shows how officialdom has green-lit campus censorship.

3 June 2015

Bursting the prohibitionist balloon

The Tory ban on ‘psychoactive substances’ is deeply authoritarian.

29 May 2015

The Dark Net: a mirror of society?

A fascinating new book treks through the hidden internet.

22 May 2015

Taylor Swift: queen of the Peter Pan generation

Twentysomething Swiftdom shows how scared of growing up my generation is.

13 May 2015

‘Everything that Magna Carta stood for is being buried’

Peter Hitchens talks to Tom Slater about the phoney nostalgia for the great charter.

The Lib Dems: an ideas‑lite oligarchy

The Cleggite politics of consensus has eroded British democracy.