Josh White
Writer and editor, scribbled for New Statesman, The Times, BBM Magazine, New Reviews and others. Charming.

Entries by Josh White

Our Students Face the Highest Student Loan Interest Rate in Western Europe

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2013 | (12:50)

We all know that the student loan system is rubbish. £9,000 fees combined with a lack of job prospects are bad enough, but The Guardian showed last month that the Government has been advised to make repayment terms more stringent for graduates. It turns out that the small print on...

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Why Is Michael Gove Persecuting Pupils With Learning Disabilities?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2013 | (15:58)

When Michael Gove officially floated his GCSE reforms to the Commons this week, you'd have been forgiven for thinking that his most important breakthrough was to be making the school-leavers' exams hard again, like they were in the sepia past, so widespread is the assumption that exams are getting easier,...

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Intern, Want a Job? Throw Yourself Down a Hill in a Swivel Chair

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2012 | (15:10)

600% of people who sit in office chairs hate their lives. Getting your own swivel chair used to mean success. In the workplace, on a payroll. The halcyon, sunshine days of that first job. (See also: laminate flooring. When did that stop being a signal that you'd Made It?) But,...

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The Leveson Inquiry won't stop us dehumanising celebrities

(1) Comments | Posted 29 November 2011 | (12:15)

Yesterday, an interview with comedian Frankie Boyle was published in the Guardian. Boyle divides many, frequently crossing between the borderlines of offensive and risky, of malicious and cheeky, depending on your point of view. In the interview, he criticises the BBC's Have I Got News For You for being safe...

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Why a History of Punk Rock Matters

(2) Comments | Posted 20 November 2011 | (09:18)

Punk rock, perhaps more than any genre in the history of popular music, is almost impenetrably tangled in ideologies.

What began as an artistic movement, as an expression of counter-cultural angst, crossed continents into film studios, literature, poetry, theatres, art galleries and catwalks. By the mid-1990s, punk was a global...

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