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These days, even avant-garde musicians are angling for the patronage of television and videogame franchises, not to mention TikTok stars. (More…)

In Belarus, demonstrators continue to resist and protest, refusing to recognise the results of the 9 August presidential election in which Alyaksandr Lukashenka claimed a sixth consecutive term. (More…)

The phrase “being led by the science” has been repeated like a battle cry by leaders across Europe since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared on the continent in February. (More…)

One of the most oft-repeated criticisms of the left is that it has no plausible utopia to offer. (More…)

Dark ambient music is an unlikely vehicle for contemporary social criticism. (More…)

The UK is heading for a Brexit dreamscape amid talk of deploying the navy to “defend our fish”. (More…)

National populism seems to have been dealt a blow by the defeat of Donald Trump. Yet, like some down-market vampire in a B-grade horror flick, the scourge refuses to die. (More…)

If one of the tracks made by Berlin-based DJ and producer Lamin Fofana came up while you were listening to a playlist, you might well take it for arty electronica, deeply compelling on its own terms. (More…)

The spectre of Jacques Derrida haunts the world. Sixteen years after his death, he remains one of the most polarising figures in Western intellectual life, lauded and reviled in equal measure. (More…)