Category: Essays

27 May, 2013

Matthew Western

Harder Than You Think

To read popular music as social discourse first we must hear it on its own terms, says Matthew Western (feat. Public Enemy).


4 February, 2013

Jared Spier

Lance Armstrong Still Hasn’t Come Clean

After decades of deception, Jared Spier explains why fans of cycling and of clean sport deserve more.


31 January, 2013

Gabriel Roberts

Grammar Gripes



21 January, 2013

David Shook

The Prophet of Rebola: In Memoriam Bosquete POP

David Shook remembers Equatorial Guinea, and the artist Bosquete POP.


7 December, 2012

Matthew Perkins

Letter from Japan: Theatre in Fukuoka



6 June, 2012

Shivani Radhakrishnan

Masscult and Midcult



27 February, 2012

Alexander Bubb

A Smooth Transition

Alex Bubb meditates on the history of the landscape surrounding the Windsor to Slough railway line.


13 June, 2011

Benjamin Jellis

Stop Worrying…

Clive James's ultimate success in England parallels Australia's own growth into a more confident and independent country.


16 May, 2011

Naomi Pendle

Old Conflict in a New State

On the eve of independence from Khartoum, inter-community violence undermines the unity of South Sudan.


28 February, 2011

Daniel Picker

Eat Your Good Lamb

Daniel Picker recounts his experience studying poetry under Seamus Heaney at Harvard.