Armando Iannucci on The Death of Stalin for Sight & Sound

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An interview about how Iannucci’s new film raises the satirical stakes and the challenges of engaging with a new politics that is less about winning an agreed game than defining reality.

New hopes for Black Cap as campaigners and owner reach agreement

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Black Cap Foundation and Kicking Horse to work together to find new leaseholder for iconic Camden LGBTQ+ venue, with Night Czar’s support.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Scotsman reviews (pt 3)

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My final set of cabaret reviews for this year, including Tomás Ford, Carla Lippis, Ben Hart, Elsie Diamond, Sweatshop and Phil Dunning.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Scotsman reviews (pt 2)

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Reviews of Reuben Kaye, Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman, Jon Pointing: Act Natural, Pollyanna, Cross Fit and Prom Kween.

The Not Television Edinburgh Awards 2017

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A collection of semi-reviews and stand-out moments misleadingly framed as awards cos that’s where the cultural capital’s at.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Scotsman reviews (pt 1) and other top tips

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Round-up of online reviews so far plus further recommendations

In praise of the weird: Panti’s Edinburgh Fringe Welcome Address

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Panti Bliss hails the Fringe’s original punk ethic and drag as rebellion, but has mixed feelings about critics and RuPaul’s Drag Race

#WeAreTheBlackCap protest outside the Black Cap on Camden High St, April 18 2015

More than half of London LGBTQ+ venues closed since 2006

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A new UCL Urban Lab report, highlighting harm to the community and paths to change, wins Mayor Sadiq Khan’s support.

9 fab pics from the British Library gay history exhibition

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Highlights from a new exhibition on UK gay history, including objects related to Kenneth Williams, the Gay Liberation Front, Tipping the Velvet and more.

Mink Stole and Divine in Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs review for Sight & Sound

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A review of the Bluray release of John Waters’s outrageous 1970 proto-punk masterpiece starring Divine and the Dreamland gang.