The Forgotten Feminist Architects Who Changed the Face of London
The Women's Design Service and other female-led organizations wanted cities to put women first, not second.
Remembering One of England's Legendary Brutalist Skate Spots
Two of Birmingham's most legendary skaters talk about the Paradise Forum, which has been bulldozed to make way for a couple of office buildings.
Mapping the European Union's Massive Crackdown on Immigrants
As EU member states cooperated on a two-week operation intended to track and penalize illegal immigration, a group of activists worked to track police activity in real time.
Werner Herzog Has a Lot of Time for WrestleMania
This month, Faber published A Guide for the Perplexed, a compendium of conversations between Herzog and the writer Paul Cronin. As a testament from one of the world's most prolific filmmakers, it reads almost as self-help.
The Persian Gulf’s ‘Blade Runner’ Obsession Is Killing Migrant Workers
The development of a long line of sci-fi inspired buildings and infrastructure projects imperils poor workers with practically no rights.
'Gulf Futurism' Is Killing People
Migrant workers are paying the ultimate price for the Blade Runner fantasies of oil princes.
'Officially Old' Are the Two Dumbest Words on the Internet
Every hour, countless people on Twitter declare themselves "officially old." They use it to prefix anything they're doing that is remotely mundane, from buying running gear to boiling an egg.
Patrick Keiller Has Been Filming London's Slow Collapse Since the 1990s
I talked to him about public housing, the failure of late-stage capitalism, and the future of Britain. It was a pretty gloomy chat, all things considered.
Porn Is Dead, Long Live Sex
Porn is dated, passe, over. It doesn't have anything to do with reality and its business model is so archaic production companies aren't making money anymore—the internet's moved on, you see, but the industry hasn't. Make Love Not Porn is a website...
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'Trainspotting' Author Irvine Welsh Doesn't Regret Choosing Life
With an adaptation of his book, Filth, now out in UK theaters, the author of 90s classic, Trainspotting talks to us about the new movie, the politics of heroin abuse, and porno.
Hunting for Illegal Immigrants with the UK Border Police
Housing is becoming so scarce in London that the government is offering people cash incentives to relocate to smaller homes in the suburbs, and illegal immigrants are crammed into crappy flats rented from dodgy landlords.
Australia Is Sending Refugees to Abusive Detention Camps in Papua New Guinea
In Australia, propaganda is being put before humanitarian law, which can only hinder the country's progress in achieving harmony and true multiculturalism. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's announcement last Friday holds devastating repercussions for the...