The dirty world of promoting

Posted on August 22nd, by Anthony Miller in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

After an illegal rave at the former East Croydon post office, Anthony Miller tries to understand why the authorities are powerless

Shut the doors of a train when a young girl might be liable to fall underneath because she’s out of her head on MCat, like train guard Christopher McGee, and the judge will send you away for five years for manslaughter. Help organise an … Read More »

Croydon’s other riots, ten years on

Posted on March 4th, by Anthony Miller in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Anthony Miller considers Croydon’s lesser known riot in 2004

Is riot a language? Owen Jones of the Independent thinks so and tell us so in an article on water cannons. He is, of course, quoting Martin Luther King’s second most famous soundbite: “Riot is the language of the unheard”.

The water cannon is a very bad thing that can lead to activists getting a … Read More »

12A is the new PG

Posted on August 20th, by Anthony Miller in Culture. 10 comments

Local comedian Anthony Miller casts a wry eye over the entrance policies of Croydon’s corporate cinemas – and asks us not to ‘think of the children’, but of the adults who have to put up with their behaviour

Recently on Channel 4 News Krishnan Guru-Murthy got into an almighty row with Quentin Tarantino over screen violence. “I’m shutting your butt down” ranted Mr Tarantino. I … Read More »