Category Archives: Culture, style and the arts

Blog on culture, style and arts

DAY 1 JULIAN ASSANGE

By Craig Murray Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Guest writers, Political

Garbage TV

The Jeremy Kyle show was not a program designed to shed the light of wisdom – but to box, entrench, widen and comodify ‘ignorance’.  It bordered on the [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Political

Mick’s pop videos

Culture, style and the arts

AFTER THE FALL

by John Lancaster Some of the more pessimistic commentators at the time of the credit crunch, myself included, said that the aftermath of the crash would dominate our [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Guest writers, Political

On the EU referendum

  By Michael Skywood Clifford The EU is already a failed project, but if we remain in, then over forthcoming decades things will get far worse. First, let [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Political

The Today Programme

I wrote this some time ago but I thought it was worth running again By Michael Skywood Clifford. An email from a BBC executive said that the BBC [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Political

Persona by Ingmar Bergman

by Michael Skywood Clifford Persona is a disturbing film. Its a visual feast and an uncomfortable journey. It's a bit like an-edge-of-your-seat, not-knowing-whats-going-to-happen horror film. It's remarkably simple [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Reviews

Hooked dangerously on technology

Protagonists of science claim that dire warnings about the future are essentially unpredictable. They quote the 19th Century futurist who said that by the middle of the 20th [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Modern life, Political

A Song for Tony

by Michael Skywood Clifford My ex wife had emotional diarrhoea. Her sense of empathy was extreme. When a racehorse on TV jumped a fence she would go over [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Modern life, Religious and philosophical

The Firefly

By Michael Skywood Clifford It's a beautiful late afternoon and here I am in this wine bar/ pub, an alarming mishmash of style. It may be sunny outside [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Modern life, Reviews