‘She isn’t actually dead yet’

From funeral rehearsals to a Nintendo fixation – how do you mourn for someone while they are still alive?

FT Weekend Magazine, September 29, 2018 

 ‘Going to school is a break’

Can schools help end the secrecy and stigma faced by young carers?

The Guardian, January 26, 2017 

We are all Ziggy Stardust now 

How David Bowie anticipated 21st-century digital living

Financial Times, January 13, 2016

‘Terrorist’ is too big a word for the deranged killers of Isis

Young wannabe jihadis thrive on showmanship and self-importance as much as ideology   

Financial Times, August 22, 2014

Was William Burroughs the godfather of the digital mashup?  

Unlike the cut-up movement, today’s online mash-ups seek to forge coherence instead of exploding it

Financial Times, January 17, 2014

Britain burns the colour of ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Urban riots: the speed of the disintegration was partly a function of sheer exuberance  

Financial Times, August 12, 2011

Sounds of Assimilation

The success of London's pop-cultural melting pot

The New York Times, August 19, 2006


Teenage clicks – adolescent angst in a digital world

Three new books explore how mobile phones have moved on from parental avoidance devices

Financial Times, February 29, 2014

Bow down before the sage from Mount Baldy

Why Leonard Cohen is the perfect post-financial crisis prophet

Financial Times, January 27, 2012


Lads’ mags are dead – long live the geek and digital pervert

From new lad to metrosexual, the labels marketers stuck on men made more sense before the internet

Financial Times, April 5, 2014


A year in a word: Selfie

It isn't just narcissism – in the digital age, you are what you are doing right now

Financial Times, December 27, 2013

Cumberbatch on the digerati’s existential dilemma

If we didn't digitally document the actor's Hamlet, would our 'self' cease to exist?

Financial Times, August 12, 2015

China, India and small screen idiocy

What we can learn from the contrast between the two countries' approaches to reality TV

Financial Times, November 4, 2011


Kanye is a flawed, Insta-filtered version of us

Are we projecting onto the artist things that we hate about our new digital selves?  

Financial Times, March 21, 2015

Scary monsters, superstore creeps

Have our digital personae made us more sensitive about Halloween costumes?

Financial Times, October 30, 2013

The certainty of death, technology and hip-hop

The willingness of fans to embrace Tupac's hologram reflects the logic of sampling culture

Financial Times, April 20, 2012


The other jet set

Tales from the streets of village Heathrow

Financial Times Weekend Magazine, November 19 2005


Robin Williams: mentor to a generation, August 13, 2014

What’s right with Asian boys?

How we brought our own brand of Britishness to the party 

Financial Times Weekend Magazine, April 21, 2006


Stories from the sewers reveal the mundanity of London’s excess

The devil's dandruff is on a shoulder-shrugging par with supermarket sushi

Financial Times, May 31, 2014

It is right to show the bullying in Big Brother

Financial Times, January 18, 2007


Why sex isn't child's play for advertisers

Do marketers really believe that they are innocent of sexualising the young?

Financial Times, July 13, 2011


Put on the Spandex, you're a superhero

The genre's popularity may partly reflect how digital technology has given us all super powers

Financial Times, July 11, 2012

Lessons from the big screen's big tease

Teaser film trailers are a new kind of Brechtian theatre  

Financial Times, August 3, 2014

Blair’s children: how the bling bling era turned political

Financial Times, May 11, 2007


How James Murdoch plans to convert Britain's satellite TV refuseniks

Financial Times, August 7, 2004