‘My identity is not your fad’: how indie got awake

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Indie has a voice and its white, male and whiney. Fortunately, artists such as Nadine Shah, Jay Som and Vagabon are bringing faggot, gender and racial politics to the party Earlier this year, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors was forced to backtrack on an Instagram post in which he asked if the alternative music scene […]


100 best nonfiction books: No 79- The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( 1789)

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The most famous slave memoir of the 18 th century is a powerful and frightening read and established Equiano as a founding figure in black literary tradition Black literature begins with the slave memoirs of the 18 th century. Equianos Interesting Narrative is the most famous of these, especially once it was taken up by […]


‘Every crisis has a silver lining’: why Big Sur’s isolation is inducing people fitter

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Winter blizzards battered this stretching of coastal California, blocking the sole road but residents forced to leave their autoes at home have been feeling the benefit A community on the stretching of coastal California known as Big Sur has been largely cut off from the outside world since winter stormscollapsed a bridge to the north […]