the performance artist using social media to take on the tories
Since 2013, British performance artist Mark McGowan has been confronting today’s endless stream of injustice and corruption with angry, politicised and hilarious daily rants as The Artist Taxi Driver. But who is the man behind the wraparound shades?
mental health; the issue that never quite was
Mental health is slowly being discussed in less defining – and damning – terms, but there is a still a huge lack of real support for sufferers. While self diagnosis, self medication and self help may benefit the department of health, there is an urgent...
how to allow your friendships to help you manage depression and anxiety
There are friends who exist in your life solely as disembodied, Snapchat filtered heads, and those who will help you through crisis after crisis.
what could brexit mean for generation z?
With the EU referendum getting closer and closer, we look into the potential impact it will have on our lives.
meet the protesters fighting to save lambeth's libraries
We meet the teen protesters who occupied Lambeth Library to highlight the struggle and battle against closures across the country.
a post-empire perspective on trump
Patrick Bateman's obsession with Donald Trump is perhaps the earliest and most accurate foretelling of the tycoon-turned-would-be-politician's corrosive potential.
front national and the worrying rise of the far-right in france
Marion Le Pen is France’s youngest ever MP; attractive and well educated, she’s also the unlikely face of the country’s far-right.
estate: post-industrial ruin at the end of thatcher's britain
Robert Clayton's images of a council estate in Birmingham in 1991 visually crystallises the legacy of Tory government.
what is beauty in the age of technology?
It was easy to vilify the first wave of web vanity: the downward camera angles, the pouts, the filters. Yet this was little more than a free enterprising forerunner to Instagram’s full-blown Reaganism. A complex economy of concealed vanity, faux self...
does ed miliband's fandom tell us more about the media than politics?
He became a meme last week as teenage girls rushed to tell Twitter of their undying love for Ed Miliband, but the media's reaction show us how little they know about teenage girls.
owen jones and the politics of hope
If you’re too rich they accuse you of hypocrisy, if you’re too young they call you naive, if you’re too old they call you a dinosaur…
why #blacklivesmatter is the most important cause to come out of our social media driven world
The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown might've focussed attention on racism in the US, but we shouldn't ignore the problems we face here too.