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Peter Yeung

Award-winning freelance journalist

Peter Yeung is an arts journalist based in London, with a background in social anthropology. He has written for The Financial Times, Time Out London, Vice, Dazed & Confused, and the Huffington Post. He has also worked for the ICA, the BFI, and the BBC. Contact: peter.g.yeung@gmail.com

Europe's Emerging Quality Hostels: Part Three - Germany

Despite the country's rich and gripping, war-torn history, none of Deutschland's cities have tended to have the iconic draw of the real urban heavyweights - Paris's picturebook charm, London's vibrant swing, or Rome's devastating beauty.
16/03/2015 16:32 GMT

Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old, The Bargehouse, London

The niche that <em>Grimm Tales</em> is aiming for is not easily achieved - open for the above eights, but also entertaining for adults - and perhaps this is the production's downfall. At times, the script is tickling and enjoyable, yet at other moments it is glaringly poor and simplistic, whereas, when taken as a whole, the evening is of somewhat formulaic fantasy...
10/12/2014 19:13 GMT

Live Review: Mac DeMarco, The Forum, London

By the end of Mac DeMarco's largest ever London show - at Kentish Town's sold-out, 2,350-capacity venue, The Forum - he is topless, only wearing one shoe, and wildly playing a rendition of Metallica's Enter Sandman, to an ecstatic crowd (though, there were a few bewildered audience members)...
28/11/2014 11:51 GMT

Review: 'Eye of a Needle', Southwark Playhouse

n Chris MacDonald's slick, provocative, and generally stirring debut play <em>Eye of a Needle</em>, in place of rich men there are homosexuals from Jamaica, Uganda, and Nigeria; instead of the kingdom of God, we have modern England, with its scaremongering tabloids, institutional racism, and xenophobic populism.
17/09/2014 10:57 BST

The Artists Reclaiming Our Data

Just as Ayn Rand's Roark subversively demolishes the Corlandt building after promises are broken and his designs changed, these artists are undermining a society that no longer functions for the benefit of the common people. Their art not only brings home the reality of today's surveillance state, but asks, do we have to live this this?
23/05/2014 17:14 BST

Richard Mosse: War Photography Re-sensitised

The success of Mosse's work exposes the shortcomings of other war photography and documentary photography today: much of it fails to overcome the widespread desensitisation of the viewing public. His undulating vermillion landscapes and conspicuous magenta figures are not rose-tinted depictions, so to speak: they do not make light of the grave situation.
14/05/2014 15:34 BST

The Trip to Italy: A Popular Postmodernism

What's special about <em>The Trip to Italy</em> is its ability to make the intertextual, Mikhail Bakhtin's early 20th Century concept of referencing other "texts" in a "text", so natural and accessible. The series evinced a peerless and popular postmodernism.
12/05/2014 10:44 BST