23 September

The picture researcher was lying: he doesn't have a pet iguana named Ziggy (see [22 September->398]) and he can't even play guitar. The things some people will say to draw attention to themselves

September 23, 2009 · 1 min read

One person who certainly can play guitar is feminist icon and political campaigner Ani DiFranco, whose birthday it is today. In fact, she can play a great deal more besides, as she demonstrated on her 2004 album Educated Guess, when she played all the instruments and supplied all the vocals as well as doing all the recording herself on an eight-track, reel-to-reel tape recorder. Don’t tell the Musicians’ Union.



Workers unite online

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Review – Finding a Voice: Asian women in Britain

Finding a Voice: Asian women in Britain, by Amrit Wilson, reviewed by Maya Goodfellow

The political whiteness of #MeToo

We need to confront how the movement is shaped by the power of whiteness, write Alison Phipps


Trumpism goes global

Trumpism is capitalism’s Plan B, writes Nick Dearden

Brexit’s drug problem

For all the talk of free-trade, why is ‘Global Britain’ still behind on drug law reform? By Kojo Koram

What happens if a university fails?

David Ridley reflects on the Augar Review