• Mike’s Monday #Playlist – Carnival Special

    Monday funday! Pick up a Red Stripe and hop on the carnival train – this week’s playlist isn’t so much about getting you through, as celebrating the last days of summer. Track List: Far Nearer – Jamie XX Shabba – […]

  • Egypt Court Orders Mubarak’s Release

    Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt, will be released on bail pending the corruption case against him. He could be released as soon as this Thursday. He still faces charges of “complicity” in the killing of protesters during the 2011 […]

  • ‘I am Bradley Manning?’ – But Wait, Actually, Are You?

    Bradley Manning poses one of the single largest conundrums that we have had to face this side of the last 40 years. The “I am Bradley Manning” video going around, full of the usual celebrity wannabe activists, is as confusing […]

  • Pornographic Irony – It Runs Deep

    Pornography, as an industry, isn’t famous for it’s protocol. Pushing boundaries, maybe, dirty tactics (excuse the pun), most certainly. There is still no concrete law requiring performers to get regularly STI tested – although, we ought to point out that […]

  • Party + Glitterati – The Paris Edition

    London and New York have The Box. You know it, whether you’ve been through its mysterious doors or not. The hype has been impressive. Delicately billed as a ‘Theatre of Varieties’ – what it really consists of is a place […]

  • Trayvon Martin – Playing the Race Card

    The reaction to George Zimmerman’s sentencing (or lack thereof) in the Trayvon Martin case is not without precedent. Discussion of Stephen Lawrence’s murder is never very far from earshot, for example. And it was the, widely considered unlawful, shooting of […]

  • No More Royal Babies: Another Kind of Pushing

    As the world descends into blubbering, incoherent madness over the Duchess of Cambridge squeezing out a small, short-sighted, potato-like creature who will, one day, maybe become King, we’ve decided to focus on another sort of pushing altogether. If you’ve ever […]

  • Tech News: An Honest Big Brother

    Reeling from Edward Snowden’s revelations, as a collective Western society, we aren’t too sure whether to be impressed by the American (and presumably British) governments’ spying capabilities – after all, it’s fairly extraordinary to discover such a reach and penetration […]

  • News or Not: Bloodied Images of Boston Bomber

    It is always an interesting conundrum. What qualifies as newsworthy, as opposed to what appeals to morbid fascination, but which we don’t necessarily need to see? This is where there is an interesting division, within the news and journalism industry, […]

  • Syrian Army Retakes Qusair

    The civil war in Syria rages on, well into its second year. With regular to-ing and fro-ing between rebel forces and regime-supporters, it’s hard to keep on top of what seems to be a fairly fluid, and yet somehow still […]