• Spies, God, and Solar Storms

    We’ve been under surveillance for millennia, since the last Ice Age perhaps, and certainly to the Cold War and beyond. But who do you prefer watching over you, God or the NSA? Leaks to the media are getting bigger all the time. Now we know it’s true our governments make machines to listen to all […]

  • Be The News Yourself

    An archive piece from Christmas 2011, so the news isn’t so new, but the themes curiously ring louder than ever… Just when exactly did the media start taking over? Few nations are as addicted as Britain is to its daily read. From the tits and arse spectacular of the redtops to the austere economics of the Financial […]

  • On The Wagon

    Safer, drier, more friendly…we’re not as wayward as everyone thinks, here on the island. Recent stats measuring anti-social behaviour show the UK is becoming a better place on nearly every count. Boozing, fighting, swearing…it’s something of a stereotype, reinforced by endless media hype. But according to a report out this week from The Office of […]