David Honigmann

Thugs in drape jackets: when the Teddy Boys ruled the roost

10 February 2024 9:00 am

Bleak 1950s Britain saw the birth of the first working-class youth counterculture, but the Teds were a surprisingly short-lived – if violent – phenomenon

Has crypto finally had its day?

14 October 2023 9:00 am

It was a born of a specific macroclimate of low interest rates following the global financial crisis – but all that is melting away and, in the case of crypto, not before time

The villains of Silicon Valley

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Malcolm Harris is unsparing in his attack on Palo Alto’s tech giants past and present, including Leland Stanford, Herbert Hoover, William Shockley and Peter Thiel

The death of popular music in Cambodia

18 February 2023 9:00 am

The vast majority of musicians who adopted 1960s rock and roll were later reviled by the Khmer Rouge and consigned to the Killing Fields, says Dee Payok

James Bond and the Beatles at war for Britain’s soul

17 September 2022 9:00 am

‘Better use your sense,’ advised Bob Dylan: ‘take what you have gathered from coincidence.’ John Higgs is a master of…

Stewart Brand: man of ideas and infuriating contrarian

16 April 2022 9:00 am

In his 2005 book What The Dormouse Said John Markoff traced the roots of the personal computer industry to the…

The nearest thing to Paul McCartney’s autobiography: his guide to the Beatles’ songbook

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Whatever your favourite theory of creativity, Paul McCartney has a cheery thumbs-up to offer. You think the secret is putting…

For Ravi Shankar, music was a sort of religion

11 April 2020 9:00 am

When musicians from outside the Anglo-American pop mainstream achieve success in the West, there are conflicting reactions. Seun Kuti, the…