Youth Culture

Male Menopause or Mid-Life Crisis, You Be the Judge

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

As I ponder the vicissitudes of this strange new world it occurs to me that we live in a culture that not only is youth oriented but people are acting it out in a variety of ways. Whether it's spiritual vitality, jumping out of planes at 90 or running marathons way into their dotage we seem to be defying gravity. What's wrong with that

The Circle of Hip and Why We Shouldn't Fear the Tattooed Douchebags

Anna Doble | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Doble

This new generation of image-obsessed males seems derived purely from previous, slightly hipper, forms of narcissism, in a churning spiral of self-adoration. These boys have been weaned on the teat of naff celebrity as a means to an end. Poor pumped-up lambs with lifetime debt.

Alfie Brown - The Revolting Youth - 4 Stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

With his latest offering, Brown has veered slightly away from the sermonic qualities of Soul for Sale but the humour hasn't suffered for it. He's ever so slightly mellowed but this show still provides the caustic and learned humour that has become his hallmark.

The Word Gay

Patrick Cash | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Patrick Cash

In the last months of 2013 there were a few choice op-eds and journalistic pieces that displayed a worrying ignorance of thought on social matters...

Young People and Classical Music

Alexander Rankine | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Rankine

I do like popular music. Can you imagine if the Olympic opening ceremony had culminated with a bit of jingoistic Elgar or, God forbid, - Delius? Hey Jude gets a stadium singing, but it is only one moment in time. The classical lives on a far grander canvas.

How Hong Kong Learnt to Love Rock Music

Alex Hoban | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alex Hoban

Hong Kong has always held itself in high esteem as Asia's beating financial and commercial heart, but Clockenflap, a music and arts festival that's managed to stake out its territory on the banks of Victoria harbour overlooking Hong Kong's famous skyline, is rallying against everything corporate and clean-cut in the region.

Without a Voice

A.J. Higginson | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Older people are all too often assumed to have no gender or sex. A class ignored by society. The mere existence of elderly non-heterosexuals is rarely, if ever acknowledged by the media, a taboo subject in mainstream culture.

Brand MCs For The Dalai Lama

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was joined onstage by Russell Brand on Saturday as he spokes to thousands of youngsters at the Manchester Arena. The ta...

This is England '88: Love, Friendship and the Frustration of Youth

Georgina Langford | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Georgina Langford

This is England and the subsequent series aren't entertainment. They are life-changing. Shane Meadows and his gang have created a piece of history with their efforts and made a significant impact on the lives of their viewers (yours truly included.)

The Trouble With Young People - Why we all Need to Grow up

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Like everyone in this country, I was horrified by last week's civil disturbances. As the chief executive of the UK's largest children's charity, I am clear that there are no excuses for the criminality that has taken place. All of those who have committed serious and violent offences - including young people - must receive sentences that reflect the gravity of their crimes. But whilst peace may have descended, my outrage continues at some of the reactions towards children and young people in response to the events.

Starkey's Strangely Refreshing, Ill-conceived Rubbish

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

There was something in Starkey's argument that does merit consideration. Underneath the rant about 'white becoming black', and 'black culture' being at blame - he was correct to point to a sub-culture in which glamourised violence and lack of respect for other people.

David Starkey Has Failed us as an Intellectual

Sam Parker | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK
Sam Parker

Beyond the obvious, there was something deeply troubling about David Starkey's appearance on Newsnight on Friday.