Is Johnny Rotten a working class hero?
Culture / Politics / UK

Is Johnny Rotten a working class hero?

John Lydon, the once-rebellious ex-singer of the once-subversive punk band the Sex Pistols, appeared on the breakfast show Good Morning Britain on Monday. Lydon took the opportunity to inform Susanna Reid, Piers Morgan and the breakfast TV watchers of Britain of his opinions on Brexit, the “fantastic” Nigel Farage and the “political Sex Pistol” and … Continue reading

In praise of cats
Culture

In praise of cats

As I write this, my fifteen-year-old and somewhat curmudgeonly cat Marlon is perched comfortably on my lap, purring loudly and contentedly. Yet even in this moment of relative relaxation he retains an alert poise; I know that if I were to move too suddenly, or accidentally stroke him in a discomfiting way, he would be … Continue reading

The revolution has been televised: Why TV has always been entertaining
TV

The revolution has been televised: Why TV has always been entertaining

Currently, we’re all being completely spoiled by what many are referring to as the golden age of television.  Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, for instance, have been providing addictive original television which has helped to facilitate procrastination on an industrial scale. Due to the quality of current shows, whenever I sit down to … Continue reading

YouTube Binge | American Public-Access Television
Blog Roll / TV

YouTube Binge | American Public-Access Television

In 1969, television around the world was still a nascent form of entertainment.  Already though, disillusionment was being expressed with what was being offered by the elites broadcasting mainstream entertainment.  In this particular year, an alternative form of televisual programming in the US was introduced as a way in which to give some power back … Continue reading