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New York Times (USA)  /  Washington Post (USA)

The Guardian (UK)  /  The Independent (UK)


The Gay Architects of Classic Rock Tuesday 17 October 2017 – nytimes.come – by Jim Farber – Who created that gorgeous 20th-century creature, the rock star? Consider the gay image makers of the day, from Brian Epstein to Jann Wenner.

‘America, stand up’ – Eminem’s freestyle and the 10 best anti-Trump protest songs (so far) – Thursday 12 October 2017 – – by Michael Hann – A look at some anti-Trump songs by Pussy Riot, Rocky Mountain Mike, Joey Bada$$, Roger Waters, YG and Nipsey Hussle, Brujeria, Aimee Mann, Loan, and others.

When do we reach 25th Amendment territory? – Thursday 12 October 2017 – – by Jennifer Rubin – A critique of whether Donald Trump can be removed from office under the provisions of the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Right-wing figures ridiculed for outrage at ‘jihadi terror attack’ that turned out to be car crash – Sunday 8 October 2017 – – by Lucy Pasha-Robinson – Nigel Farage, Katie Hopkins & Tommy Robinson declare the car crash a terrorist attack within minutes. It was not terror-related but a road traffic accident.

Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump to “go f*** himself”, new book reveals – Sunday 8 October 2017 – – by Natasha Salmon – Frank Sinatra’s manager reveals Sinatra’s falling out with Donald Trump in 1990.

Raves, riots and revolutions: Manchester’s radical history of mass gatherings – Wednesday 7 June 2017 – – by Luke Bainbridge – From Peterloo to the MIF Procession, via Manchester Pride and acid house, Manchester’s communal happenings have helped shaped the soul of the city.

We learn nothing from Ian Brady. We’re just fetishising him – Sunday 21 May 2017 – – by Catherine Bennett – The coverage of the murderer’s death says much about our glorification of celebrity – no matter the cause or cost.

Glad to be gay: leading figures on 50 years of liberation – Sunday 21 May 2017 – – by Kate Kellaway – How has life changed for gay men in the UK since homosexuality was decriminalised in 1967? From actor Antony Sher to novelist Alan Hollinghurst, men of different generations from across arts and politics share their stories

Why is the UK still printing its laws on vellum? – 15 February 2016 – – A look at the UK parliament’s use of goat’s skin to write its laws on and the pros and cons of digital archiving against physical archiving