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The smell of John
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The smell of John

You can smell John from several metres away. As I walk up to him, I nearly gag. The stench of sweat, beer and dirt, is overpowering. Worse inside confined spaces, it’s not so bad outside.   Steve Latham   John has been homeless for a long time. These days he’s […]

You don’t see the homeless
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You don’t see the homeless

Anthony Hernandez has been photographing Los Angeles for a number of years but the glamorous and the glitzy, so often associated with a city named after celestial beings, do not feature in his work.   Sean Sheehan   There are no angels in the sky for Hernandez to photograph and […]

Strange times
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Strange times

We look for convenient labels to understand the times we live in. Some commentators say we are living in ‘strange times’. What does that mean?   Steve Latham   The phrase ‘new times’ became fashionable in the 1980s, when the journal Marxism Today tried to conceptualise the period they were […]

Child sex, the slippery slope
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Child sex, the slippery slope

Darling of the Alt-Right in the US, Milo Yiannopoulos, has fallen from grace. His crime? Not his offensive remarks about women, Muslims, and blacks.   Steve Latham   Instead it was his comments defending sex between children and adults. Citing the example of his own childhood abuse by a priest, […]