Oscar Rickett

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 promote their products, even if they’ve never smoked a joint in their life.
Oscar Rickett
6.27.19

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
4.12.19
The holocaust

The Prisoners Who Told the World About the Holocaust

A new exhibition at London's Wiener Library tells the story of the men and women who snuck evidence out of concentration camps, enlightening the public and ruling powers across the world.
Oscar Rickett
3.8.19
News

British Airways Is Still Complicit in Deporting LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

I watched activists crash an airline gala to chant "deportation contracts make us sick" and hand out sick bags to 200 guests, including the CEO of British Airways.
Oscar Rickett
2.4.19
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

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

A chat with Ken Early, host of possibly the world's best football podcast.
Oscar Rickett
7.6.18
royal wedding

An Englishman Explains the Royal Wedding to an Increasingly Bewildered American

Hey, there's a Royal Wedding happening. You know who really cares about that? Americans. We answered our US editor's burning questions about it:
Oscar Rickett
Harry Cheadle
5.18.18
Marxism

Karl Marx Has Never Been More Relevant

And would you look at that – it's his 200th birthday this weekend.
Oscar Rickett
5.4.18
Football

How Arsene Wenger's Rise and Fall Mirrors the End of Blairism and Cool Britannia

Blair’s Third Way and Wenger’s vitamin-infused tiki taka transformed their fields, were re-worked by others and then ceased to work.
Oscar Rickett
4.22.18
death

The Painful Battle for a Painless Death

Omid suffers from a rare nervous system disorder that will slowly and painfully kill him. He's crowdfunding a legal challenge for the right to die how he wants.
Oscar Rickett
3.14.18
Op-Eds

Sufjan Stevens Doesn’t Need an Oscar to be a Master of Conjuring Worlds

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 we should be proud of our colonial heritage.
Oscar Rickett
12.6.17
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