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.
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.
'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.
How 'Friends' Created a Generation of Neurotic, Self-Obsessed Idiots
Twenty years ago last month, a new sitcom debuted. It was supposed to catch some of the heat that 'Seinfeld' had generated, some of that post-Woody Allen, New York-y neurotic humor about relationships and everyday life; but the original pitch that...
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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.