April 20, 2023
You’re Tearing Me Apart, Lisa
What do you do when Tommy Wiseau turns up outside your dorm room?
Taxi Cab Confessionals
On the trail of Brian Richard Martin, the Yorkshire businessman and paedophile who bought a school.
Lessons to be learned from the bright minds in the commentariat.
An American Tail
Michelle Taylor is back with a story about a redoutable rodent.
The Julian Fellowes Benevolent Fund
Caspar Salmon examines the decline and fall of the UK film industry. (Sorry about all the italics.)
Just the Tonic
Let's celebrate 2,000 years of drinking to feel better.
Las Babas del Diablo
Róisín Lanigan tracks down the young actor plastering his face all over Soho.
Anthony Burgess – novelist, composer, linguist and polymath – was also a real bitch. In
Something Is Rotten on the Street of Denmark
Outernet is one of the most controversial new buildings in central London. We sent our pints correspondent for an evening under its glaring great screens.
A Postcard from Vesuvius
A brief look at the surprisingly complex history of the trinket trade.
Clive Martin lifts the lid on an industry that acts with zero accountability.
From Rushdie with Love
A guide to making millions from your postcolonial trauma.
The Definitive Guide to Scouseness
Southport’s own Josh Mcloughlin studies the tribes of Merseyside.
Death of a Sellout
Jade Angeles Fitton has tried to keep it real.
Charting the Charts
Nov 52 NME creates the UK’s first singles chart by phoning around a handful of record shops and estimating the number of different records sold. The first number one is Al Martino’s Here in My Heart. Ot
Point and Click
A short story from Switzerland.
A Snoozer’s Guide to London
Here’s a guide to the best places to nap in central London.
Lib Dems Around the World
We proffer some brand solutions for Britain’s beleaguered third party.
Comfort in Solitude
A sheath of curios from the country's favourite radio programme, Desert Island Discs.
In which we ask: who’s hard enough?
The Dutiful Swain
Sir Desmond Swayne is the Member for New Forest West and a very keen blogger. Magnus Syner has collated the MP’s greatest hits.
Here’s a lesser-spotted history of grand farewells from people who died doing what they loved: saying and/or doing strange things.