Spraying the 70s: the pioneers of British graffiti

“In 1975, graffiti was a shorthand way of accessing the mood of the time,” says writer Jon Savage, who mentioned The Writing on the Wall in his 1992 history of punk, England’s Dreaming. “In the 60s and even the early 70s, music had reflected the environment and how people felt, how people thought about things […]

Don’t have a cow, man: Coke debuts Fairlife ‘Milka-Cola’ in the US

Coca-Cola has launched its own brand of milk, which it claims will make it “rain money” for the world’s biggest drinks company. The new Fairlife milk will cost more than twice as much as regular milk, but the company reckons consumers will be prepared to shell out more as it will contain 50% more protein […]

‘Vote British, not Bolshie’: election posters that chart a changing Britain

In a glass case on the first floor of the People’s History Museum in Manchester, there sits a pipe that once belonged to Harold Wilson. The Labour leader – who was resident in Downing Street twice, once in the 60s and once in the 70s – did not smoke it by choice. He preferred cigars. […]

“My battle with depression and the two things it taught me” – first few paras, spot on.

It’s often said that depression isn’t about feeling sad. It’s part of it, of course, but to compare the life-sapping melancholy of depression to normal sadness is like comparing a paper cut to an amputation. Sadness is a healthy part of every life. Depression progressively eats away your whole being from the inside. It’s with […]