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Catherine Opie. Mike and Sky (1993)
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Celebrating gender diversity

The catalogue of “Kiss my genders”, an exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery, does fabulous justice to the range of artists whose work is on display there until 8th September.   Sean Sheehan   The artists look at identities outside of traditional gender boundaries, celebrating states of non-binary subjectivity that invest […]

Forest and fen
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Forest and fen

For my wife’s birthday, we left the noise of the city, searching for the quiet of the countryside, to seek solace in the silence of nature.   Steve Latham   Walking, not exactly in wilderness – after all this is England, and we don’t really do ‘wild’ – we were […]

The socialism of fools
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The socialism of fools

In May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an investigation into whether the Labour Party is institutionally anti-semitic. How has this happened?   Steve Latham   It might have been expected of the Conservative Party, with the long tradition of anti-Jewish prejudice expressed in jokes and sneers among the […]

Declinism and the decline of London
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Declinism and the decline of London

People are leaving London. Some for cheaper housing, others to escape the stress of city living; and the process is particularly marked for younger people.   Steve Latham   The creatives move to seaside towns like Margate, young families to the edgetowns for better accommodation. Older people are leaving too, […]