Ten Twilight Zone Episodes to Watch Right Now
With neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville and Boston, a President who grows more insane by the day, and a peninsular totalitarian state finally creating successful nuclear weapons, it’s time to have another look at possibly the most influential dramatic TV series of all time, ...read more
Delta Airlines Pulls Sponsorship of Shakespeare Play Over Right Wing Fury
Yesterday Delta Airlines pulled its sponsorship from New York’s Public Theater over their production of Julius Caesar which depicts Caesar as Trump. The first of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park productions, Delta said that the production “does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ ...read more
From University of No F*cking Sh*t: Goth Teenagers Most Likely to Be Depressed
Rather than funding, say, AIDs research or surveying the effects of climate change on poverty, Oxford University decided it would spend its money studying whether teenagers who identify with Goth culture were more or less likely to be depressed than those who didn't. Yes, you ...read more
Stop Calling Everything "Handcrafted"
With the relentless onslaught of corporate chains gobbling up Mom n' Pop stores, people are yearning for simpler days. You can no longer go to your local butchers or bakers to pick up the groceries, or pop to your local coffee shop to catch up with the neighborhood gossip. You ...read more
Muhammed Ali vs The City of London: Who's the Hardest?
London-based performance poet Musa Okwonga delivers a wonderful homily to his hometown, comparing the great city to a professional prize fighter. Here is "Heavyweight" for London: ...read more
Towards an African Renaissance
I have just returned from a short trip to back to the motherland and couldn't help noticing the change in the demographics of the plane I flew out on. Around half of the passengers on this direct flight from London to Accra were now white! Of course it was mainly the half sat in ...read more