Ryan Bassil

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Men Worry They'll Never Be Settled Enough to Have Kids

Between being financially worse off then our parents' generation and the climate crisis, there's plenty to consider.
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Mindfulness Is a Capitalist Scam

In his new book, Ronald Purser cuts through the woo-woo hippy-dippy hype to show how the practice has been co-opted for nefarious means.
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'Clued Up' Delivers Exactly What You Want from a Teen Filmmaker

18-year-old Callan Allen's debut (which he wrote, starred in and directed) presents a cliche-free depiction of big city life.
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What Your Favourite Movie Says About You

Whether 'Pulp Fiction' or anything Wes Anderson does, hold tight for a completely rational assessment of who you really are!
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Hope Tala Makes Neo-Soul that Warms Like a Ray of Light

Introducing the 21-year-old Londoner who makes break-ups sound far less horrible and teary than they feel, on new track "DTM."
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'Rocketman' Nails the Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

The Elton John biopic is sensationalist in some ways, but in others sheds light on the possible roots of problem drug use.
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A Beginner's Guide to Band 0171 and Their Intimate, Futuristic Pop

We're premiering the London duo's voyeuristic video for "Red Light", the third and final release off their spellbinding debut EP.
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J Rick Is on a Ride from Hype-Building Producer to Solo Act

His stamp sits all over the synthy, experimental UK rap that helped break Octavian. And how he’s making music in his own right.
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Scenes from Tyler, the Creator's Locked-Off Surprise London Show

Though many presumed the rapper was still banned from the UK, he reappeared on Saturday with an impromptu (and cancelled) live gig.
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Skateboarding Is About More Than Just Landing Tricks

As recent films 'Skate Kitchen', 'Mid90s' and 'Minding The Gap' show, skating is often about creating a community away from a troubled home.
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Pete Doherty’s Talent Shines Through, After All These Years

He gets older, he releases new music – so what's it like seeing him live, 17 years on from the Libertines' debut album?
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Before Lana's New Album Drops, Let's Revisit Her Super-Early Work

Recording as May Jailer then Lizzy Grant... we still stan! Here are two of her pre-sad angelic legend Lana Del Rey albums.
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