• Playlist of the Week: Classical Berghain

    By on Oct. 11, 2014

    Berghain may be the untouchable worship place of Techno but it also plays host to classical concerts. However unsettling it is to see people drinking wine in Berghain, watching the pearl necklaces and stiff collars in and among homoerotic bar sculptures and pissy toilets represents classical music getting down from its high horse. Here are 10 pieces of music to sway the nonbelievers. 

  • Sex Education in the Technological Age: Doing it the Smart Way

    By on Sept. 29, 2014

    Reports in the UK of increased sexual harassment among young people are consistent with neglectful education. As the dynamics of sex change, education needs to change, too. How should the current curriculum of embarrassed teachers and bananas be improved to go beyond warnings of unwanted pregnancies and STIs? 

  • Where are my generation's real pop stars?

    By on Aug. 14, 2014

    In 1969, David Bowie emerged like an exotic bird on to the mainstream music scene — spreading his bejewelled wings among a crowd of common pigeons. He birthed an intellectual pop which spoke of other worlds, bended gender and shocked conservative Britain. Now in the age of manufactured pop and MTV lifestyles, can anyone give us what Bowie gave his generation or is the pop star dead?

  • Instagram: How phony are your memories?

    By on April 21, 2014

    Sig­nals of the past, whether it be a pho­to­graph, a piece of music or a smell, are privy to dis­tor­tion as well as fantasy. Now in the age of ob­ses­sive doc­u­men­ta­tion of our lives on­line and as we alter re­al­ity by means of pos­ing, crop­ping, un­tag­ging, delet­ing, “beauty fac­ing” and ap­ply­ing fil­ters to our pho­tographs, do we run the risk of pro­duc­ing phony mem­o­ries?