With Trump finally leaving office I asked some Trump fans to write with their view on his Presidency. None took up the offer, so I thought I would write something myself, a sequel to my blog on Nightmare Trump Art: There are lots of ways you can categorise politicians; left and right, liberal or… Read More Nightmare Trump Departs | The End of Trumpism
2020 was so awful that if we had found Godzilla tearing apart our local branch of Sainsbury’s our first thought would be to loot the ruins for toilet paper and pasta. Brexit will be a shambles, starting with the failure to recruit customs officers or build them anywhere to work. The Government and the press… Read More Predictions 2021
Another year in which pop music shifted even further away from skinny white boys with guitars. The most interesting music came at the intersection of soul, r’n’b, jazz and hip-hop, particularly against the background of Black Lives Matters. African pop also continues to produce a steady stream of exciting new stuff. Brittany Howard. OK, so… Read More Best of 2020 | Music
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I did actually make it to the cinema a few times this year, and even with lots of big releases delayed there were still a few things worth talking about: Armando Ianucci’s David Copperfield is by far and away the greatest Dickens adaptation ever, beating David Lean’s Great Expectations, and A Muppet Christmas Carol. Best… Read More Best of 2020 | TV, Film, Radio
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Like most people I spent a lot of time reading this year, even though it was hard to concentrate at times. It felt like I read an awful lot, but struggled to remember what I had actually read; only the most intense and exciting stuff stuck in my head. I walked past County Hall last… Read More Best of 2020 | Books
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