• Editorial,  Other

    Are We The Anxious Generation? Your Top 5 Worries Revealed

    There is one thing that millennials are really good at: talking. I could literally talk shit for hours. And hours. The generation before us (the baby boomers) were typically British- emotionally reserved, stiff upper lip. A hairdresser would give them an awful haircut and they’d still smile, say they loved it and pay. But millennials aren’t really like that. We want to shout about things, make noise, be heard. We want to have our thoughts and feelings recognised, validated. So why, when it comes to our mental health, do we still stay silent? Granted, more of us than ever are talking about it these days. But it’s still a problem,…

  • Editorial,  Other

    Universal Basic Income; Is This The Answer To All Of Our Problems?

    Mo’ money, mo’ problems?   With society’s gap between rich and poor widening and the pinch on our own wallets tightening, everyone is desperately seeking the ultimate solution to the current financial climate which, to be quite honest, has always been shit.  The strain on welfare in Britain has meant that many in desperate need of help remain on the periphery of society and the crisis regarding homelessness and food shortages seems unsolvable. Even for our generation, the money debate has sat at the centre of everything from rising taxes and student fees to the disproportionate relationship between housing prices and wages. I’m personally getting a bit bored of the…

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    In Defence Of Moving Back Home: Should You Do It Too?

    When my landlord increased my rent by £17 a month this year, I completely understood why many young adults are choosing to move back home and live with their parents. I mean, that’s three pints less a month for me. It’s not as if, with that extra £17, my landlord has replaced the rusty kettle, unblocked the drains or fixed our broken front door. This is the reality for a lot of 20-somethings who took the plunge to fly the nest and are now unable to afford the rising rental prices and are often stuck living with a group of strangers in awful accommodation. We are forced to accept our poor…

  • Editorial,  Other

    How the people of Brixton fought to rebuild after the 1981 riots

    The Brixton renaissance Margaret Thatcher’s reign as British Prime Minister was not kind to Brixton. Unemployment rates had soared, the housing crisis was worsening and much of South London had been left in a state of deprivation and disrepair. Racism towards the area’s large Caribbean community was rife – especially in the police. In 1981, the people of Brixton took to the streets so their voices could finally be heard. It turned violent – a quiet protest escalated into riots, injuring hundreds and sending a strong message to the rest of the city. Photographer Honey Salvadori’s Pull it: Pull it, documents not the riots themselves, but how the community came together…

  • Editorial,  Other

    Skating through Rome’s iconic Cinecitta Film Studios

    Shredding the Factory of Dreams The street lights flicker off as day breaks over the relics of an ancient city; the image of the skyline blurring into focus in the haze of the watery sun; the grandeur of the Coliseum illuminated; the first shadows being cast on the cobbled roads. Is it any wonder why skateboarders are curious about the architectural brilliance of Italy’s capital? Rome’s attention to detail and inspiring sense of design can also be seen 30 minutes away from its bustling streets in a magical location. Murder Skateboarding have teamed with Inti Carboni, an award winning local film director and producer, to create a short film that…

  • Editorial,  Other

    The small joys of sleeping rough on the streets of Toronto

      A brighter side to Canada’s housing crisis Toronto is a metropolis of modern culture – a vibrant hub of business, art and creativity. But there’s a dark side to the city of towering skyscrapers: very few places in Canada reflect the divide between the rich and the poor quite like Toronto. Toronto’s homeless population is around 5,000 people – and that number is steadily increasing. High rental prices and low wages are too often forcing people into shelters or worse, onto the streets. Yet amid this bleak reality, a more positive sentiment is felt by one member of the homeless community. Beneath a busy underpass sits 58-year-old Alex, an…

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    Portraits that reveal the changing face of Britain

    The British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain project celebrates the enormous mix of people and cultures that make up modern Britain. Defining the idea of ‘Home’ in post-Brexit Britain is no easy feat. Immigration and its angry counter-reaction have shifted how many people see where they call home. The myriad of cultures and identities that make up Britain often go unnoticed and undervalued by many, even as they continue to shape the country’s evolution. The British Journal of Photography (BJP)’s Portrait of Britain project was motivated by a desire to remain inclusive and open-minded to Britain’s multicultural heritage. Established back in 1854, the longest running photography magazine has curated…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Why closing London’s iconic Fabric nightclub will not protect clubbers

    Cities such as Amsterdam have shown that harm-reduction strategies save lives without forcing venues to close. Why can’t London learn from them? The bitter conclusion to a long fight to save London’s nightlife came to a disheartening halt last night as the fate of one of the city’s most loved clubs was announced. The tragic drug related deaths of two teenage men over the course of eight weeks forced Fabric to initially close pending a review, but unfortunately, the club will not be reopening its doors. Fabric has long been an iconic venue with thousands of music lovers across the globe flocking each year to hear the biggest names in…

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    The Chinese photographers causing a stir in 2016

    China’s pre-eminent photography fair is back this September to recognise and savour local and international artists, side by side. These are the emerging talents that should be top of your get-to-know list. It’s no secret that China’s art market has experienced a boom in recent years, thanks in no small part to household names like Ai Wei Wei. But in the photography world, a new generation of talent is emerging and creating a statement of its own. Ever since China opened up and globalised its market, photography has slowly developed into an instrument through which artists could reflect their socio-political anxieties. For decades, the nation’s artists became known for their…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Hear A New Remix From Ethyl & Flori

    Ethyl & Flori are set to release a new split-EP with fellow duo Our Mutual Friend on August 30 through the latter’s Mutual Friend Recordings label. The 4-track outing features new tracks titled ‘Lacewing’ and ‘Burnside’ from each respective pair, who have also remixed each other to complete the tracklist. After launching E&F Records back in 2015, Ethyl & Flori’s reputation has grown from strength to strength. They’ve released records on the likes of Secretsundaze and Aim, and have now feature on the third outing from Mutual Friend Recordings, whose label owners have previously worked with Juan Atkins and Jane Fitz. Our Mutual Friend turned in a layered melodic remix…