Olivia Marks

Stuff

What the 'Making a Murderer' Lawyers Are Up to Now

Stephen Avery's lawyers are going on tour.
Olivia Marks
10.11.16
Stuff

What Would an Ideal Asylum Look Like?

The Wellcome Collection's new exhibition uses the model of the asylum as a "safe place to go mad" to see how it could inform mental health services today.
Olivia Marks
10.11.16
Indian Food

Why This Bengali Chef Says There’s No Such Thing as Indian Food

“There's no such thing as Indian food,” says chef Shrimoyee Chakraborty of London’s recently opened Calcutta Street restaurant. “I can add all of the Indian restaurant menus in England together and they cover about 2 percent of what India really is.”
Olivia Marks
9.25.16
the vice interview

The VICE Interview: Julien Temple

"How good am I at sex? Er, I could do with more practice..."
Olivia Marks
8.8.16
Stuff

Speaking to the Founder of the UK's First Professional Cuddling Agency

Professional cuddling is officially coming to the UK, but are we ready for it?
Olivia Marks
7.8.16
Film

What Life is Like When You Lose Your Sight Completely

When theologian John Hull went completely blind, he kept a series of diaries to remind him of life before he was plunged into darkness. A new film explores how he began to make sense of the world again.
Olivia Marks
6.30.16
world music

Thristian Richards is the DJ Getting to the Heart of World Music

We chatted to the DJ about how he joins musical dots on a global scale.
Olivia Marks
6.14.16
Stuff

How 'Game of Thrones' Invaded Our Sex Lives

From parody porn to a real-life Littlefinger's brothel, ever since 'Game of Thrones' first aired, businesses and websites have been racing to make viewers' fantasies real.
Olivia Marks
6.13.16
Stuff

Queen of the Desert: Entertaining Troops in Iraq as a Drag Ballerina

In 2005, cabaret performer Iestyn Edwards auditioned for what he thought would be a good gig singing for officers in London. Instead, he ended up taking his drag ballerina act to Camp Bastion.
Olivia Marks
5.17.16
Health

'Blue/Orange' is A Play About Black Men’s Mental Health, Brought to Life by A Former DJ

It's been 16 years since this play was first staged, and it remains a crucial and urgent a depiction of race, mental health, ethnocentricity and power.
Olivia Marks
5.12.16
food waste

How Tinder Food Apps and Dumpster-Diving Restaurants Could Help End British Food Waste

Every year, Britain sends 13 million tonnes of food to landfill—something new initiatives like “zero waste” London restaurant Tiny Leaf and Olio, an app that lets you swap unwanted food with people nearby, hope to combat.
Olivia Marks
5.9.16
News

Jimmy Savile's Victims Are Finally Being Heard

For a new BBC documentary, filmmaker Olly Lambert has spoken to some of the several hundred people who were abused by Savile and others.
Olivia Marks
4.11.16
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