Dylan at Newport in 1975 shows it is important to just be yourself

JUST BE YOURSELF

People may tell you to just be yourself, but what they usually mean is ‘just be like me.’   It is human nature to believe we have made good choices and our children should set off down the same path. The reverse is also true – clever sons rue the errors of their fathers and […]

Two nurses show why we must support striking nurses

WHY WE MUST SUPPORT STRIKING NURSES

There is a very good reason why we must support striking nurses. They are striking in support of us all. They are striking against austerity, ‘stealth’ privatisation, inequality, poverty, hunger, the blatant lie of levelling-up. Nurses earning £30,000 a year work long shifts and then go straight to food banks because increased energy costs and […]

Mrs Thatcher in a hat illustrates Mrs Thatcher's dream

MRS THATCHER’S DREAM

Was it Mrs Thatcher’s dream to see pretty English beaches caked in fetid lumps of human excrement and untreated chemical waste? When she said there was no such thing as society, did Mrs Thatcher dream of a broken health service with striking nurses, a broken railway system with striking railwaymen, a broken society awash in […]

Dali and Gala smiling illustrate GALA DALI - THE MUSE OF THE SURREALISTS

GALA DALI – THE MUSE OF THE SURREALISTS

Dalí and Gala were a double act. She wasn’t his model or manager. He wasn’t her lover or provider. Gala was Gala, ruthless, implacable, that icy promiscuous fusion of liberation and desire that awakens the juices of original thought and creativity. In the soup of Salvador Dalí, Gala was the spice. Gala was a Tatar born Elena […]