Five things we learned from David Cameron’s memoir

Extracts from former PMs book reveal thoughts on Johnson, Gove and referendum regret Extracts from the former prime minister David Camerons memoir For the Record have been published in the Times and Sunday Times. Here are five things we learned from Original Article : HERE ;

Tracks of the week reviewed: Thom Yorke, the 1975, Bat for Lashes

The Radiohead man drops a dancefloor banger (not really), Matty Healy gets shouty, and Natasha Khan goes 80s Sturgill SimpsonSing Along Sturgill Simpson, yeah? The country and western guy who covers Nirvana and makes it sound as smooth as a spoonful of honey in a big fat glass of Kentucky whiskey, yeah? Well, yeah except that hes suddenly binned his Stetson and is instead summoning the giddy Friday night spirits of Black Keys and Josh Homme to make a filthy, …

DJ Arafat fans who forced open coffin and took photos held by police

Fans of Ivorian singer who died in motorbike crash clashed with police after funeral Ivorian police have detained 12 people as part of an investigation into the desecration of DJ Arafats tomb after fans opened the musicians coffin to take pictures of him shortly after his burial, according to officials. The incident took place on Saturday following an overnight funeral concert at Abidjans main stadium, where tens of thousands paid tribute to the singer who died aged 33 in a …

‘Troubles tourism’: should Derry be celebrating its political murals?

Fifty years since the Battle of the Bogside, some fear the new status of Derrys murals as a tourist attraction will stop the community overcoming the past One of the first things you see as you enter Bogside is a 20ft mural of a 12-year-old boy, wearing a gas mask and clutching a petrol bomb. Painted on the side of a social housing property, its a stark reminder of the violence that tore Derry apart during NI Tourism report puts …

Unleash the sesh gremlins! Sunset Campout, California’s clubbing paradise

With its mix of hippies, techno heads and hikers, this party deep in Californias gold rush country has resisted creeping commercialisation The narrow road to Belden Town, California (population: 22), careens through hairpin turns, down a thousand feet of craggy grey stone to the white-tipped rushes of the Feather River. The only other vehicle for miles is a train running parallel, barrelling through tunnels blown into the mountainside. During the gold rush of the 1800s, a few boomtowns sprang up …

Joseph Fiennes: Ive done my bit for society Ive illustrated the patheticness of misogyny

The star of the hit dystopian drama says he doesnt like to equate Donald Trumps politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious Its alluded to in the novel someday, something will happen to Fred. Quite soon. In a neutral-looking cafe in central London, Joseph Fiennes is talking about the future of his role in The Handmaids Tale. Why, though? I plead with him. Why does he have to die? Its …

Inland by Ta Obreht review a spectacular reinvention of the western

This follow-up to the award-winning The Tigers Wife is an otherworldly vision of 19th-century Arizona There are wounds of time and there are wounds of person, cautions a camel driver in the extraordinary second novel by The Tigers Wife, mapped the aftermath of civil conflict in an unnamed Balkan country still scarred by war, which was based on her native Serbia (born in Belgrade in 1985, Obreht moved to the US at the age of 12). The fictional territory of …

The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour review escape from dystopia

Twitter, texts, email the psychological needs driving todays vast and risky digital writing experiment The notoriety of postmodernism has waxed and waned over the past 40 years. While a frequent reference point in the identity politics and the chaos of Steven Pinker and a cluster of neoconservatives associated with the online magazine Quillette, the postmodern left has injected relativism and self-pity into liberal democracies, with all of the results we see around us today. Few appear to have any clue …

OITNB’s Jenji Kohan: ‘Id be far richer if Id stayed on Friends’

She worked on TVs biggest hits then revolutionised the way we all consume it with Orange Is the New Black. Jenji Kohan talks binge-watching, Love Island … and giving Joey VD Deep into final Love Island. I got obsessed with it, explains Piper Kerman and turned it into an ambitious comedy-drama about incarcerated women. It told us rich stories of poor women, rich women, straight women, gay women, trans women, black, white and Latino women. Its cast, unable to locate …

The month’s best mixes: cosmic connections and oceanic electronics

ADAB brings Afrofuturism into the psychedelic mix, while Russell EL Butler taps into the African diaspora Neptunian Influence: ADAB When Tim Sweeney moved from Maryland to study at New York University in 1999, he signed up to host on the campus radio station, WNYU 89.1 FM. A largely solo affair in the early days, Sweeney spent his Tuesday evenings as Beats in Space, mixing live and talking to callers. When he started working for James Murphys DFA label, his star …