All articles by: Mike Parker

Books: A tendency to radicalise

Published: October 25, 2016
Written by Mike Parker

Torture: Does It Work? by Yvonne Ridley Military Studies Press £14.95 Well, yes, perhaps, maybe, sometimes it might, possibly, in the future, as the bomb tick, tick, ticks away. Unless …

Art: Nice little garden with a gallery attached

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Mike Parker

Martin Creed attempts to channel Jackson Pollock Martin Creed: What You Find Hauser &?Wirth, Bruton, Somerset Remember those news reports a couple of months ago about the teenagers who left …

Legacy of a paranoid sociopath

Published: July 22, 2016
Written by Mike Parker

The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History 1962-1976 by Frank Dikotter Bloomsbury £25 Stalin said: “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.” His admirer Mao certainly seemed to …

Still rocking in the free world

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Mike Parker

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real O2 Arena London Earth Neil Young and Promise Of The Real Reprise Records There was a time in the mid-1980s when Neil Young …