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

'I'm Not There to Please Anybody' – We Spoke to Laura Kuenssberg About Covering Brexit

Ahead of tonight's VICE Studios film for BBC Two, 'The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg's Inside Story', we spoke to the BBC's political editor about Brexiteers, the "culture war" and impartiality.
Oscar Rickett
4.1.19
politics

The Latest Hatchet Job on Corbyn Is Garbage

Tom Bower's 'Dangerous Hero' is full of errors, and the nature of the attack shifts so relentlessly that it's hard to take it seriously.
Oscar Rickett
3.11.19
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
Views My Own

'Brexit: The Uncivil War' and 'Vice' Give Too Much Credit to Individuals

Both films deal in the making of political ploys, but fail to highlight how it takes more than one charismatic man to enforce an ideology.
Oscar Rickett
1.25.19
tv

'Brexit: The Uncivil War' Believes Too Much of Its Own Bullshit

Channel 4's Brexit dramatisation is entertaining enough, but is too infatuated with the idea of an outsider genius changing the course of history.
Oscar Rickett
1.8.19
Brexit

Getting to Grips with Labour's Brexit Puzzle

Is it "constructive ambiguity" or just a lot of different people disagreeing their way through a constitutional crisis?
Oscar Rickett
12.12.18
Football

Steven Gerrard's Story Is the Story of Modern Football

At the beginning of Stevie G's career, money took hold of British football – but he always stayed true to himself and his city.
Oscar Rickett
11.20.18
Books

What 'How to Be Right' By James O'Brien Gets Wrong

It's not that he has bad opinions, but the radio host's new book is comically hubristic.
Oscar Rickett
11.12.18
climate change

The Draconian Injunction That's Cracking Down on Fracking Protests

Last year a fracking company made a pre-emptive strike against protests from “persons unknown” – i.e. anyone and everyone.
Oscar Rickett
10.9.18
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