Public, peaceful protest is one of the most powerful ways of drawing media attention to a cause. From the Greenham Peace Women to the students in Tianmen Square, when the people took their grievance to the streets, the media has taken it to the world at large. But what happens when the negative publicity generated for the activists is greater than the exposure they seek for their cause?
Why are dance music festivals in the UK such a damp squib? Isabel Hopwood looks to Barcelona's Sonar event for some answers...
Is an evening in the company of Lego dragons, a nostalgic folk musician and David Lynch enough to make one take up transcendental meditation? Not quite, says Judith Evans.
Newspapers have long seen themselves as agents of justice, but not even the broadsheets know the meaning of the word, says Matt Henry.
‘We call ourselves 'culture jammers', the advance shock troops of the most significant social movement of the next twenty years.’
Matt Henry travels to the imaginary Island of Hiraeth to find out if global capitalism is really a good thing.
Ten years ago, a distinguished American journalist predicted that 'By 2000, all the media in the world worth owning will be in the hands of a half a dozen giant companies'. As we enter 2001, Matt Henry looks into the impact of the concentration of ownership on the journalistic enterprise.
The impact of the bursting of the internet bubble has seen companies dissolve overnight and the creation of a new generation of transient workers, moving from failure to failure, but being paid very well along the way. Here, a certified 'dotcom casualty' ruminates on the impact of these changes and looks at the wider picture that is unkowingly affecting us all.
Spannered cuisine commentator Ron Beverage takes two unsuspecting ladies up the Oxo Tower.
SZA reports on how the UK’s once anarchic festival circuit has become dominated by brewery conglomerates and big business.
Tom Magic Feet calls into question the existence of the MOBO Awards.
What's the difference between a musician and a plumber? Metallica and Tom Magic Feet reach different conclusions...
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