Scott Oliver

Music

Beatbox, Breakdance and Betamax: Remembering the UK's First B-Boy Crews

We spoke to the guys behind the new documentary NG83: When We Were B-Boys about how your teenage obsessions shape who you become.
Scott Oliver
7.22.16
Stuff

Inside the Resurgence of Discordianism – the Chaotic, LSD-Fuelled Anti-Religion

The concept was conceptualised in the mid-1960s and adopted by hippies, psychonauts and future countercultural icons. Now, it's coming back, in the form of a massive party in the South Yorkshire Woodland.
Scott Oliver
6.15.16
Sports

The Strange Case of Adrian Shankar, the Cricketer Who Lied His Way to a Professional Career

Only a brief one, of course, because it quickly became very obvious that he didn't have the skill to play at county level.
Scott Oliver
6.16.15
Stuff

​Catching Up with Malaysia’s Renegade Sex Bloggers

Vivian Lee and Alvin Tan – or "Alvivi" – were both arrested for the antiauthoritarian messages and homemade porn they posted online. Now, Tan has fled the country and continues to rile up Malay authorities from overseas.
Scott Oliver
5.20.15
Music

Talking UK Hip-Hop, Weed Psychosis and Shane Meadows with Scorzayzee

After 20 years MCing, the Nottingham rapper is finally about to release his first album, which has already been called "the definitive British hip-hop album".
Scott Oliver
4.16.15
Stuff

The Next Time You Try to Quit Smoking Will Be Harder Than the Last

Trust me: I'm a three-time "successful" giver-upper.
Scott Oliver
3.5.15
News

Could Malaysia's New Wave of Bold Student Activists Be On the Verge of an Uprising?

Progressive forces are growing ever more impatient with the government's increasingly desperate cling to power.
Scott Oliver
2.20.15
Travel

Exploring Nicosia, the Last Divided Capital City In the World

Is the animosity between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots still too great for any chance of reconciliation?
Scott Oliver
1.14.15
The Film That Made Me...

'The Big Lebowski' Is the Film That Taught Me to Take it Easy

It's not what happens to you that counts; it's how you perceive and process life's strikes and gutters.
Scott Oliver
10.22.14
Stuff

Meeting the Man Who Cared for Survivors of the Anders Breivik Attacks

PTSD specialist Professor Lars Weisæth took survivors and their families back to Utøya.
Scott Oliver
9.30.14
Music

The Raving Crew Who Were Named 'The Most Dangerous People in the UK'

Nottingham's DiY collective had a vision for a new society.
Scott Oliver
8.20.14