• Photographer Richard Mosse has defied the cliché of pink in a series of war photographs taken in the Congo and thus proved the ability of Art to render redundant the parties, princesses and porn of perfectly pretty pink.

    The Congo in pink

    Photographer Richard Mosse has defied the cliché of pink in a series of war photographs taken in the Congo and thus proved the ability of Art to render redundant the parties, princesses and porn of perfectly pretty pink.

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  • When did the notion that ‘respect is earned’ start to dominate the thoughts of a child-rearing society? Respect is <em>taught</em>, not <em>earned</em>.

    A doctrine on Respect

    When did the notion that ‘respect is earned’ start to dominate the thoughts of a child-rearing society? Respect is taught, not earned.

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  • The beauty of art (in all of its forms) lies not in any explanation but rather in its magnificent ability to conjure response.

    Stripped by art

    The beauty of art (in all of its forms) lies not in any explanation but rather in its magnificent ability to conjure response.

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  • Osama’s dead and retribution has been achieved. And the world is apparently safer. Yay! Um… in the words of Borat: (pause) No-o-o-T.

    Where in the world is Osama bin Laden?

    Osama’s dead and retribution has been achieved. And the world is apparently safer. Yay! Um… in the words of Borat: (pause) No-o-o-T.

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  • Music rationings. How unfun. Spotify is free and therefore awesome - <em>or so we thought.</em> Is 'free' too good to be true? <em>Apparently</em> so. Spotify seems to doing a Rupert Murdoch on its listeners.

    Spotify rescinds service. LAME!

    Music rationings. How unfun. Spotify is free and therefore awesome - or so we thought. Is 'free' too good to be true? Apparently so. Spotify seems to doing a Rupert Murdoch on its listeners.

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  • SUSHI - a delectable delight that only those with an 'educated' pallet would dare to dish at a dinner party OR an overrated, anticlimactic cuisine quantified by haughty Westerners wishing to appear tactfully trendy...

    The politics of sushi

    SUSHI - a delectable delight that only those with an 'educated' pallet would dare to dish at a dinner party OR an overrated, anticlimactic cuisine quantified by haughty Westerners wishing to appear tactfully trendy...

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  • “Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?” Am I the only ignoramous asking this question? Google tells me that he is some little boy singer/songwriter who has 7,786,947 followers on twitter […]

    Who the F*** is Justin Bieber?

    “Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?” Am I the only ignoramous asking this question? Google tells me that he is some little boy singer/songwriter who has 7,786,947 followers on twitter […]

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  • Barbie: gregarious model entrepreneur by day and head-decapitating psycho killer by night; a metaphor exposing the disingenuous temperament of humankind...

    Killer Barbie speaks out

    Barbie: gregarious model entrepreneur by day and head-decapitating psycho killer by night; a metaphor exposing the disingenuous temperament of humankind...

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  • There is no clothing shop in <em>The History of Ever</em> that incites manic hysteria like Primark does.

    Primark Apocalypse

    There is no clothing shop in The History of Ever that incites manic hysteria like Primark does.

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  • When affronted by the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Friends” advert for Tru Blood, I was delivered a mental slap in the face by what has become the ‘great vampire metaphor’

    The great vampire metaphor

    When affronted by the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Friends” advert for Tru Blood, I was delivered a mental slap in the face by what has become the ‘great vampire metaphor’

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