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Keep calm and remember what hate crimes actually are

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Keep calm and remember what hate crimes actually are

by Matthew d'Ancona

Sara Thornton, the chair of the National Police Chief’s Councils, thinks that incidents of misogyny should not be pursued. Is she right?
Exclusive book extract: Olivia Sudjic's ‘Exposure’

Books

Exclusive book extract: Olivia Sudjic's ‘Exposure’

by Olivia Sudjic

The author and novelist shares an excerpt from her latest essay.
Nothing will ever beat the traditional Scottish Halloween

Halloween

Nothing will ever beat the traditional Scottish Halloween

by Claudia Massie

Halloween originates in the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, a ‘quarter-day’ festival that marked the end of summer and the turning of the year.
Halloween poem: Zelda Sayre carves a jack-o'-lantern

Poetry

Halloween poem: Zelda Sayre carves a jack-o'-lantern

by Olivia Cole

British poet Olivia Cole penned a seasonal treat for DRUGSTORE CULTURE.
Julian Assange's cat

LOLZ

Julian Assange's cat

by Matthew d'Ancona

Some important information.
Short of cash? Become a far-right agitator

Politics

Short of cash? Become a far-right agitator

by Simon Doherty

Far-right provocateur Tommy Robinson has not done badly out of his recent spell in prison.
The season of the witch

Movies

The season of the witch

by James Oliver

From ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ to Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ remake, witchcraft still persists as one of the great horror archetypes, but its history is grimmer than anything on screen.
Socialism v barbarism: a false choice

Politics

Socialism v barbarism: a false choice

by James Bloodworth

‘There is a choice facing humanity, but it is not Socialism verses Barbarism but rather ambiguity and pluralism versus dogmatism and a static view of nature and mankind.’
Brazil faces an existential threat – but it is not too late to fight back

Politics

Brazil faces an existential threat – but it is not too late to fight back

by Yascha Mounk

Brazil's next president will be a far-right, pro-torture populist.
The perfect Halloween movie: Bell, Book and Candle

Movies

The perfect Halloween movie: Bell, Book and Candle

by Lucy Scholes

Taken at face value, this glimpse of counterculture provides a frisson of naughtiness, but probe a little deeper and you’ll uncover a fabulous queer subtext.
The cult of Video Nasties

Movies

The cult of Video Nasties

by James Oliver

The rise of unregulated horror movies in the early eighties triggered a national panic, but interest in these once banned flicks persists.
Bye bye, Gwyneth

Pseudoscience

Bye bye, Gwyneth

by Matthew d'Ancona

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘wellness’ brand Goop has allegedly breached advertising legislation, revealing the problem with ‘complementary medicine’.
Just Good Friends

Books

Just Good Friends

by Tom Cox

A tale from the author's new collection of ghost stories, ‘Help The Witch’.
Halloween movies to watch immediately... If you dare

Movies

Halloween movies to watch immediately... If you dare

by Drugstore Culture

The DRUGSTORE CULTURE team round up their festive favourites to keep you entertained until 31 October.
Weekend Watch: Inserts

Movies

Weekend Watch: Inserts

by James Oliver

John Byrum’s 1975 film was just a little bit too out there for it’s time, but it’s one of the glories of 70s cinema.
Congratulations, Ruth and Jen

Politics

Congratulations, Ruth and Jen

by Drugstore Culture

DRUGSTORE CULTURE sends Ruth Davidson and Jen Wilson our best wishes as they welcome a baby boy into their family.
Sir Philip Green is not the first person to be exposed by parliamentary privilege

Politics

Sir Philip Green is not the first person to be exposed by parliamentary privilege

by Matthew d'Ancona

The case of Kim Philby, the ‘third man’ in the Cambridge spy ring, helps us understand the mask that powerful men can wear.
A ‘Clueless’ remake? Ugh, as if!

Movies

A ‘Clueless’ remake? Ugh, as if!

by Olive Pometsey

Amy Heckerling's 1995 film doesn’t need rebooting, but Hollywood is doing it anyway.