Oscar Rickett

Music

In Death, David Berman Leaves Behind a Tender, Eternal Legacy

The poet and songwriter has died, aged 52. His work will continue to reveal layers of truth for years to come.
Oscar Rickett
8.9.19
Drugs

Turns Out Celebrities Aren't That Great at Selling Weed

Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and … Martha Stewart? As the legal weed market expands, brands want famous faces to flog their products, even if they’ve never smoked a joint in their life.
Oscar Rickett
6.28.19

Julian Assange’s Whistleblowing Doesn’t Make Him Immune to Critique

Yes, he founded Wikileaks and has also flagrantly dodged two sexual assault allegations – both realities can be true at once.
Oscar Rickett
4.14.19
The holocaust

The Holocaust Prisoners Who Risked Their Lives to Sneak Evidence from Concentration Camps

It's the story of men and women who enlightened the world as to what was happening in the extermination camps.
Oscar Rickett
3.10.19
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Football Is Not 'Art', and That's Fine

A chat with Ken Early, host of possibly the world's best football podcast.
Oscar Rickett
7.8.18
royal wedding

An Englishman Explains the Royal Wedding to an Increasingly Bewildered Australian

Hey, there's a Royal Wedding happening. You know who really cares about that? Australians. We answered our AU editor's burning questions about it:
Oscar Rickett
Harry Cheadle
5.19.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

Failed 'Utopias' Throughout History

An illustrated account of both evil and righteous attempts to create a "perfect" society. They were all fantastically unsuccessful.
Oscar Rickett
4.9.18
Op-Eds

Sufjan Stevens Doesn’t Need an Oscar

The artist's back catalogue conveys a multitude of feelings – from sexuality to spirituality – in a way that seems timeless.
Oscar Rickett
3.5.18
black mirror

How Far Off Are We from the Digital Clones of 'Black Mirror'?

The Charlie Brooker series has returned to one fear more than any other: that digital clones could be tortured for eternity.
Oscar Rickett
1.15.18
colonialism

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire

Nearly half of Brits think they should be proud of their colonial heritage.
Oscar Rickett
12.6.17
Politics

My Awful, Profitable 18 Months as a Trump-Obsessed Journalist

Has Donald Trump becoming president been bad for the world but good for my career?
Oscar Rickett
11.9.17
nuclear war

We Spoke to North Koreans About the Nuclear Threat

Much has been made of how Donald Trump's "fire and fury" would affect the rest of the world – but what of the ordinary North Koreans living under Kim Jong-un?
Oscar Rickett
8.17.17
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