Harry Sword

Stuff

A Conversation with the 'Neo Naturists' – the Artists Who Celebrate the Naked Body By Getting Naked

The art collective are the subject of a new retrospective, so we got in touch with two founding members to talk about streaking down the King's Road, drunk students and the 1980s club scene.
Harry Sword
8.16.16
Photo

A Look at Alasdair McLellan's New Book About Palace Skateboards

The photographer spent seven years documenting the Palace Wayward Boys Choir and just put all his photos into a book, 'The Palace'.
Harry Sword
7.21.16
Stuff

Essex Has a Much More Radical History Than You'd Think

Talking to Crass's Penny Rimbaud and the curator of the year-long "Radical Essex" exhibition about the county's history of political agitation and utopian living experiments.
Harry Sword
6.1.16
Music

Retracing the Roots of British Sound System Culture

We spoke to reggae historian John Masouri ahead of a new photo exhibition looking back at ska, dub, calypso and dancehall sound systems in the UK.
Harry Sword
1.4.16
Photo

Exploring the History of Italy's Experimental 'Radical Discos'

In the late-1960s, radical Italian architects way ahead of their time built conceptual clubs that catered to the emerging counterculture movement in the country. But a decade after the movement started, it faded into obscurity.
Harry Sword
12.29.15
Stuff

Visionary Director Alex Cox on Joe Strummer, Punk and Getting 'Blacklisted' By Hollywood

We spoke to the director of <i>Repo Man</i> and <i>Sid and Nancy</i> about his career and the new film he's crowdfunding.
Harry Sword
12.8.15
Stuff

Remembering Alan Clarke, Director of 'Scum' and the King of Bleak, Violent British Cinema

The auteur died 25 years ago, leaving behind films about borstal life, football hooliganism and British skinheads, influencing the likes of Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine in the process.
Harry Sword
8.3.15
Stuff

Greased Quiffs and Flick Knives: Growing Up Teddy Boy in 1970s England

Looking back at the most British of subcultures with Nidge, a long-time Ted and founder of the Edwardian Teddy Boy website.
Harry Sword
2.2.15
Stuff

The Notting Hill Squatters Who Declared Independence from the UK

Hated by cops and locals, "Frestonia" was home to a bunch of pioneering weirdos.
Harry Sword, Photos: Tony Sleep
10.28.14