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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Jack Womack

SATIRE: Captain Tom We Need You!

'We might need a few more laps from Captain Tom yet.' Jack Womack gives us his take on the nation's favourite hero.

Satire: The Guide to Isolation

Everything is terrible right now. There seems little point in pretending otherwise. If you watch the news, you’re immediately sent into a spiral of...

SATIRE: 2020 Visions

In my dream, it is morning. I get out of bed and go into the kitchen to make breakfast. Nothing is wrong. As the...

SATIRE: Bullying: An Underrated Art form in Crisis

Seeing as we live in an age of fake news and misinformation, I thought I’d start this week with a bit of good old-fashioned...

SATIRE: Balls, Balls, Balls!

A poisonous, horrible atmosphere. A culture of bullying and backstabbing. No sense of direction and no idea who you can trust. No, I’m not...

“I’m not trying to be a political martyr”: In Conversation with MP Clive Lewis

The current Labour leadership candidates surely have to answer the question of why, in December of last year, the party suffered its worst electoral...

SATIRE: Trump and I

I’ve been ill this week. Not the glamorous kind of ill, just a boring low-level kind of tonsillitis. The smallest sip of water is like a...

SATIRE: Party Time

How many times do we have to elect politicians who look like Roald Dahl villains before a pang of embarrassment finally twinges? Nigel...

SATIRE: Coming out of my Cage and I’ve Been Doing Just Fine

Might as well start by saying if you’re a resident of Wokeville, stop reading now. Apparently, I’m a serial offender when it comes to...

Royal Distractions – 17.1.20

For the purposes of this column, I think it’s important for you to understand that when it comes to the royal family, my capacity...

A Decade to Forget

For a man who once helped his friend try to beat up a journalist, calling a December election was in retrospect a rare act of kindness from...

Killer Queers

Does LGBTQ+ cinema, having fought so long and hard for the license to be conventional, risk overprioritizing broad appeal? Isn't it more fun to be the villain? Are 'killer queers' due a comeback?

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom: The Pornography of Power

"Pasolini uses the language and imagery of obscenity in order to shock, but if not shocked, we would only be indifferent."

The year of the underdog: will outsider nominees come out on top at this year’s Oscars?

Awards season is well and truly upon us. After last week’s BAFTAs and Grammy awards, it is inevitably time for the Oscars, the Big...