Armed with power drills and angle grinders, The Guardian’s deputy editor Paul Johnson and two other journalists set about dismembering their computers.  (More…)

Ronald Reagan was elected to a second term as America’s president in November 1984. (More…)

Since his early days with the Pop Rivets in the late 1970s, Billy Childish’s music has been remarkably consistent. (More…)

It was a transparent failure. Irmgard Furchner, a 96-year-old ex-secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp, had disappeared the day her trial was to begin, having been accused of complicity in the deaths of over 10,000 Jews. (More…)

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The Tories are cutting benefits again.  (More…)

In Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy, Adam Tooze cites a fund manager’s assessment of the difficulties facing traders when the pandemic blew up in March 2020: (More…)

Fire, the new album by The Bug, hits hard, even harder than its rather distant predecessors, London Zoo (2008) and Pressure (2003). But it also hits soft.  (More…)

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