Is Exercise the New Elitism?

From high-end athleisure-wear to clean eating, is the cult of fitness bad for our health?

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The Night Listeners

Over the last two decades there have been regular revolutions and upheavals in our mass media – so why does the mystery and romance of the late-night radio DJ still endure?

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Made You Look

Bug director Ekow Eshun has curated a new exhibition exploring themes of identity, maleness, race and power through photographic images of the black dandy. Here he explains the genesis of the show, and his own experiences that make up its personal background

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All Shook Up

We know pop music matters, but the way it communicates with us can be hard to describe. Here’s one attempt, inspired by Elvis fans

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The Secret History Of Youth Culture

The youth cultures and tribal styles of 1980s Britain are now widely lauded and studied by creatives and intellectuals. But the seriousness of these treatments would have surprised the original practitioners

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How I learned to stop worrying and love pink

The pinkest of all pink books for girls offers surprising insight into the meaning of life

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What Zayn leaving 1D tells us about modern pop

The sort of fuss we’ve seen before? Not really, no; it’s actually a sign of One Direction’s unique post-modernity

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High manxiety! Meet the Fretrosexual

Modern males are increasingly feeling the kind of perfection-pressures traditionally associated with women. What are the signs? And what will the world look like in a future when every man – even Freddie Flintoff – is a little bit fretro?

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Modern politics, sort of

Just an interesting bit of graffiti from Edinburgh that says quite a lot about current values

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Is Drake the new Proust? No, really

On his new album, Drake has declared war on cliché. Proust would approve

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