Britain has always been at the forefront of dance music culture ever since the heady days of the late 80s and early 90s rave scene. Despite massive setbacks such as the 1994 Criminal Justice Act, which allowed police the power to shut down any event “characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats”, and the ongoing war on ‘noise pollution’ from local councils … Continue reading Save Our Nightlife: How Labour are Putting the Party back into Party Politics
By now, pretty much everything that can be said about Leicester City’s premier league victory has been said. It has been described as the greatest underdog story in sport, a work of art and a big fat middle finger to the financial elitism of English football. Whilst this is all true, I believe there is a much broader symbolic meaning to all of it. Leicester … Continue reading Leicester City: A Glimmer of Hope in the Face of Austerity Britain
2016 has been a hard year in terms of celebrity deaths. We’ve lost the King of comedy Ronnie Corbett, an incredibly talented actor Alan Rickman and the entertaining presenter Terry Wogan to name a few. It’s been hard for music lovers too, David Bowie, David Guest and now the death of Prince has ricocheted through the world. Heaven is looking a lot better than Earth … Continue reading Music legends.. An end of an era or time to move on?
Ever since the emergence of the counter-culture in the 1960s, drugs have had a constant presence in Western society. Health effects aside, the issue that has affected our cultural perceptions of psychoactive substances more than anything else is their legality, or lack of. Up until 1912, drugs such as Opium, Morphine and Cocaine passed freely throughout the world with very little regulation. This changed, however, … Continue reading How Easy is it to Buy Drugs Online?
I was born in 1995, 21 years ago. I’ve seen a lot of things technology wise- I remember as a child having the BBC channels and that was it, the fuzzy grey dots taking over your television screen to be met with a message “we are experiencing technical difficulties right now, sorry for the delay” on a daily basis. The effort of rewinding your video … Continue reading Nostalgia or a protest that technology is moving too fast?