Nobody can ever have enough of everything. But it is possible to give everyone the same.
George Bernard Shaw
After 20 years, electronic dance music has made it big in the US. And big means big.
With Las Vegas’s Electric Daisy Carnival grossing $40m, and DJ Skrillex commanding
rock-star fees, the scene is leaving its druggy underground roots behind and being
reborn as bombastic super-spectacle
Five years ago, Gordon Brown entered No 10 as our new prime minister. His spin doctor recalls those first heady hours – and reflects on the dark days that were to follow.
Energy policy in the United Kingdom looks like a jam factory hit by a meteorite.
According to Vince Cable, the emergence of a new breed of ‘decent’ bankers will guard against further financial outrages. But until we recognise that the system itself is flawed, banks will go on turning ordinary workers into shameless shysters and get-rich-quick merchants
To threaten the Bush House ethos is lunacy. This noble institution can even claim to be a bulwark against tyranny
She was one of many young artists who flocked to east London’s cheap studio space in the 80s and 90s. Unlike many, she stayed – and, with her latest work, a frieze on the facade of Whitechapel art gallery, she’s giving something back …
Giles Fraser: If the essence of liberalism is a belief that personal autonomy is a fundamental moral good, I don’t buy this.
Extracts from Charles Fréger’s
new photobook Wilder Mann: the Image of the Savage
which explores: “human fascination with myth, ritual and tradition.”
This is firmly on my Christmas list.
To celebrate My Bloody Valentine reissuing their classic albums Isn’t Anything and Loveless, the Guardian revisit Rock’s Backpages – the world’s leading archive of vintage music journalism – for this interview with the band for Vox magazine by Stephen Dalton from April 1992