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A whirring mechanical device that hasn’t settled into a rhythm; a keening tone that wobbles slightly over the top; a thump that falls precisely where a beat wouldn’t: Alles in Allem, the new album by Einstürzende Neubauten, opens with a reminder of their origins as musicians who call the very idea of music into question. (More…)

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I’ve been very lucky in lockdown. I’m on the first floor of a small block, not two dozen floors up, shut into a little box where the windows don’t open and the lift is always broken. (More…)

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Everyone loves a good villain, especially one whose presence validates overlooking our own failings. (More…)

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“We don’t give accounts to Israelis.” The last stage in completing the paperwork for an online bank account, I’d just submitted my passport for review. (More…)

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The Johnson government may be the most right-wing in modern British history. Yet its disastrous response to the COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t cost it support. (More…)

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Religion is not a country. But, if you’re looking to burnish your nationalist credentials, savaging a young woman for converting to Islam means otherwise. (More…)

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Scacco Matto sounds like a mosaic of Europop hits from the early 1980s. The album is made from pieces so tiny, their arrangement so abstract, that it transcends the referentiality of so much postmodern music. (More…)

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The term “crisis” is applied all too freely in politics and journalism. It has become a common designation for the Coronavirus outbreak as well. (More…)

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Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn’t figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now. (More…)

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