Sounds Like Now

The first X-Men movie (2000) begins with a remarkable scene of aborted sci-fi wish-fulfilment. In an unnamed German concentration camp, a boy is seen being violently separated from his parents. (More…)

In Blue, the new collaboration between Brussels-based The Bug (Kevin Martin) and Berlin’s Dis Fig (Felicia Chen), is surprisingly welcoming. (More…)

We are living in a post-truth society, so we are told, in which everything is permitted, and the power of assertion is now equal to or greater than that of ascertainable facts. (More…)

Americans are fond of mouthing Senator Daniel Moynihan’s most famous bon mot: “You have a right to your own opinions, but you don’t have right to your own facts.” (More…)

The Viagra Boys are never easy listening. But I found them particularly hard in the weeks leading up to Election Day in the United States. (More…)

Whoever said it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism (Slavoj Žižek and Frederic Jameson are both blamed,) it’s a quote that has legs because it’s true. (More…)

A Hero’s Death is like a favourite shirt, the sort that makes you feel better about your place in the world just by putting it on. (More…)

Rob Halford is from Walsall, situated in the UK’s Black Country. Of that, there can be no doubt. (More…)

It’s hard to imagine a more incongruous setting to hear the music of Sault than the one I found myself in this week. As I drove the unfamiliar streets in and around Salt Lake City, international capital of the Mormon religion and one of the most stereotypically white places on the planet, they provided the soundtrack. (More…)