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Bringing in the New Year with J.M.W. Turner

Art

Bringing in the New Year with J.M.W. Turner

by Claudia Massie

Every January, a selection of the artist’s watercolours is exhibited at the National Galleries of Scotland – all because of one man’s bequest.
Don’t try this at home

Social

Don’t try this at home

by Matthew d'Ancona

The #BirdBoxChallenge demonstrates the power of Netflix – and also our herd mentality.
My New Year’s resolution is to go out more

Social

My New Year’s resolution is to go out more

by Olive Pometsey

As nightlife in the UK faces decline, this is why you should reconsider Dry January and extend the party season instead.
I went sober for a month – here’s what happened

Health

I went sober for a month – here’s what happened

by Oenone Forbat

Motivation for those of you attempting to abstain from alcohol in January.
BREXIT COUNTDOWN #1: ‘What fresh hell can this be?’

Politics

BREXIT COUNTDOWN #1: ‘What fresh hell can this be?’

by Matthew d'Ancona

There are only 86 days left until Britain’s official departure date.
Bandersnatch and the Movieverse

Movies

Bandersnatch and the Movieverse

by Peter Hoskin

The latest episode of ‘Black Mirror’ is a totem on the new entertainment landscape – where various forms of visual culture are overlapping with one another.
The worst hangovers in culture

Society

The worst hangovers in culture

by Alexander Larman

If you think you’ve got it bad this morning, spare a thought for these characters who have entered what Withnail calls ‘the arena of the unwell’.
Happy New Year!

Now

Happy New Year!

by Drugstore Culture

As 2018 draws to a close, the DRUGSTORE CULTURE team wishes you the best for the year ahead.
Look back in anger, but forward with hope

Social

Look back in anger, but forward with hope

by Matthew d'Ancona

The Editor’s take on a bleak year – one that should remind us that the future is unwritten.
How Weight Watchers bastardised wellness

Health

How Weight Watchers bastardised wellness

by Emily Pritchard

The ideologies of health and weight loss are becoming blurred – and that’s dangerous for young women and others.
Weekend Watch: Boogie Nights

Movies

Weekend Watch: Boogie Nights

by Peter Hoskin

Happy New Year! Or is it? In Paul Thomas Anderson’s second feature, the passing of 1979 to 1980 brings about some difficult changes.
Incels, gaslighting and Big Dick Energy

Society

Incels, gaslighting and Big Dick Energy

by Mia Levitin

Looking back on the words that captured the general ‘fuckery’ of 2018.
The 2019 reading list

Books

The 2019 reading list

by Lucy Scholes

From the books you might have missed in 2018 to what you have to look forward to in the year ahead, these are the literary offerings to get lost in over the next twelve months.
Merry Christmas from DRUGSTORE CULTURE!

Christmas

Merry Christmas from DRUGSTORE CULTURE!

by Drugstore Culture

There will be some new articles published over the coming week, but we’ll return properly on Wednesday 2 January.
Movie Advent #24: Christmas Holiday

Christmas

Movie Advent #24: Christmas Holiday

by Peter Hoskin

The title and the cast of ‘Christmas Holiday’ both suggest a cheery musical – it is anything but.
Christmas in New York

Story

Christmas in New York

by Jeanette Winterson

A seasonal short story for DRUGSTORE CULTURE readers.
Midnight Mass for non-believers

Christmas

Midnight Mass for non-believers

by Pamela Hutchinson

An evening that’s normally spent in front of the TV can give way to something more meaningful.
Movie Advent #23: Meet Me in St. Louis

Christmas

Movie Advent #23: Meet Me in St. Louis

by James Oliver

It starts in summer and continues through Halloween – but it still manages to be one of the greatest Christmas movies.