It is sometimes hard to judge what counts as positive, educated influence, and what strays into the territory of appropriation, but it is an extremely important distinction to make.
Freelance film & culture writer.
London based freelancer who writes on film, music and TV for the Financial Times, Little White Lies, The i, Google Arts and other culture publications. Roughly 90% of my general knowledge comes from years of watching The Simpsons.
01/11/2016 12:50 GMT
To celebrate Bob Dylan's much deserved Nobel Prize for Literature I've chosen some of my favourite lines from his poems below. If you're still feeling indignant about how a 'musician' could win a prestigious literary award, don't think twice, it's alright.
14/10/2016 17:44 BST
06/10/2016 12:13 BST
In a post-Duchamp world where anything goes, sh*tting in a box, scrunching up some paper, crawling on glass, or putting a shark in some jelly all seems a bit pointless and boring. If you want to create an artwork that's really shocking today, pick up a paintbrush.
22/09/2016 12:37 BST
30/08/2016 16:03 BST
Television shows (and all fiction) that examine and demonstrate the complexity of human emotions, alongside an engaging narrative, are, in my opinion, always the most intriguing and enduring; Frank Underwood's theatrics and his brutal ruthlessness wears thin after a while.
23/03/2015 11:37 GMT
Whilst the rest of the UK went in their thousands to watch this year's Oscars' front-runner Birdman at the start of last month, I had to wait until last week before I could go see what all the hype was about.
09/02/2015 12:26 GMT
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