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In 2017, Supreme is the Adam Sandler of Streetwear

I think about Adam Sandler a lot. Not necessarily out of choice. A few years back I stumbled across a podcast by two Kiwi comedians, Tim Batt & Guy Montgomery, called ‘The Worst Idea of All Time’, in which they … Continue reading

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Frieze 2016 Highlights for High Snobiety

I wrote a piece for High Snobiety talking about some of my personal highlights from Frieze Art Fair 2016, and sizing up the general mood of the fair this year. Read the whole piece now over at High Snobiety.

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George Carlin’s First Posthumous Release & the Dark Side of Being Funny

In an episode of his Comedy Vehicle TV series, Stewart Lee pokes fun at preconceived notions of the stand-up comedy as a job that involves courage, describing stand-up comedians as braver in many ways than a fireman or somebody fighting … Continue reading

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“Why adidas and Alexander Wang’s collab makes total sense” for DAZED

I wrote a piece for DAZED about how, in collaboration, adidas Originals and Alexander Wang have found their cultural counterparts. Read the whole article now over at DAZED.

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Maiden Noir F/W16 — Into the Silence

A few years back, maybe 2012, I was a massive fan of Maiden Noir. After their early days making kind of ishy t-shirts that were indistinguishable from All Saints and Passarella Death Squad at the time, the Seattle-based brand seemed … Continue reading

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Timeliness/Timelessness — My Problem with Gosha Rubchinskiy

There’s a joke by Stewart Lee on the first season of his Comedy Vehicle TV series where he laments the success of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books amongst adults, swatting away constant inquiries as to whether he’s read them with, … Continue reading

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15 years — Thoughts on Jane Doe by Converge

Like a lot of teenagers, I went through an angry phase. It manifests itself in different ways for everyone, I’m sure, but music was a really big thing for me. As I’ve mentioned before, it started with the whole nu-metal … Continue reading

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Notes on Christo’s ‘The Floating Piers’ at Lake Iseo

To get from Verona to Sulzano, first you have to get a train about 50 miles West, to Brescia. From there you can get another train that takes you through Paderno and Bornato-Calino, on towards Lake Iseo and its surrounding … Continue reading

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Hello, Assholes – Loving Daughters, the Most Unlovable Band in the World

I grew up in a family that loved comedy. Name any comedy programme from the 1990s and I can guarantee we used to watch it in my house. From Simpsons at 6pm every day to The Fast Show, Smack the … Continue reading

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They Came from the Sun — Remembering YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO

I was talking with a friend the other day about punk. More specifically, we were talking about the legacy of punk and the identity and genres that were spawned from it in the decades that followed, and we differed somewhat … Continue reading

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