Turning a nightmare into pop music

Turning a nightmare into pop music
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEverything Everything perform Can't Do at BBC Music Introducing Live 2017 "There's a tide and it's coming in now," sings Jonathan Higgs on Night Of The Long Knives, the latest single from Everything Everything.The title refers to Hitler's bloody purge of the Nazi party in 1934, drawing a parallel to the rise of the right-wing politics in the last two years.Only Higgs isn't convinced that fascism will sweep everything in its

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
In one of the most unusual episodes, Cumbrian MP and self-confessed "complete and utter pop music anorak" Tim Farron listened to NWA's Straight Outta Compton - a slightly edgier group than the Liberal Democrat party he once led in Westminster. The world's most dangerous group? Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA "I think there were some people who thought I was trying to be down with the kids, but I just thought there was a good story

Yes, wealthy black Americans experience racism and get to protest. Here’s why.

Yes, wealthy black Americans experience racism and get to protest. Here’s why.
Colin Kaepernick last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images. Colin Kaepernick, still unemployed and blacklisted by the NFL, has received a range of critiques from sports pundits, Twitter users, and the NFL audience for using his platform as a famous athlete to speak out against police brutality. There is a problematic line of thought that continues to resurface in these conversations: Black Americans who are wealthy or noted intellects — so-called "privileged" black Americans

Now that Harvey Weinstein is out, what should the Academy do about the other sexual predators in its ranks?

Now that Harvey Weinstein is out, what should the Academy do about the other sexual predators in its ranks?
Roman Polanski and Harvey Weinstein in 2014.Image: Rindoff Petroff / Hekimian / Getty ImagesNow that Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the obvious question presents itself: What now? While Weinstein is an unusually high-profile figure whose identity was closely tied with the Oscars, he certainly wasn't the only person accused of predatory behavior within the Academy's ranks. Bill Cosby remains a member of the Academy, for example, as does Roman

The Thought Catalog Writer You Grew Up With Is Here To Change The Way You Think About Poetry

The Thought Catalog Writer You Grew Up With Is Here To Change The Way You Think About Poetry
BriannaWiest’s Instagram Like most people, I first met Brianna Wiest over the internet. Her earnest writing about self-improvement connected with me as a person who was always trying to do better. When we met in person I saw where it all came from. Only the kind of aggressive happiness that floats out of Brianna’s pores could produce such a prolific catalog of inspirational articles that… make you feel inspired. It’s no wonder she’s one of the most read (and