John Lydon- Not So Rotten

John Lydon- Not So Rotten

John Lydon a.k.a Johnny Rotten is best known as the raucous lead singer of the Sex Pistols. There’s no doubt the band have left a cultural legacy that makes them…
30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade’s upon us. The most infamous nightclub since Studio 54 is very worthy of the praise and cultural analysis that will greet its lurch into middle…
Professor Green

Professor Green

Hackney born Professor Green was 18 when he started rapping as an MC. While honing his craft, Green proved victorious in over 100 battles. He secured a a title as…
Franko B

Franko B

Franko B is an artist who’s breathlessly celebrated in some quarters, totally misunderstood in others. Long before he was featured on the South Bank Show, Franko’s work came to my…
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

When I met Amy Winehouse in 2006, she was yet to become a global superstar, poster kid for rock and roll meltdowns or the most celebrated voice of a generation,…
Milos

Milos

Coronovirus has sabotaged planned holidays and travel restrictions and economic collapse looks likely to jeopardise future plans. Unable to travel in real life, the only option was to take a…
Ange Pascale

Ange Pascale

Soho legend, catwalk model and trans superstar, Ange Pascale died at the end of January. The West End is missing a legend. I’ve lost a fabulous friend and a celestial…
Diary of a Film

Diary of a Film

Niven Govinden’s most recent book, This Brutal House proved a welcome reflection on New York’s ‘80s ball scene. Voguing, and the subculture that birthed this phenomenon has been repackaged, Madonnafied,…
HIV: Uninvited

HIV: Uninvited

Russell T Davies has provoked applause, discussion and grief with his new Channel 4 show,  Its a Sin. These stories need to be told and taught to a new generation.…