Authors Posts by Sam Joyce

Sam Joyce


Celebrity Children Restored my Faith in Humanity

Sam Joyce argues that we should leave procreation to those with DNA worth passing on.

I Tried Burger King’s Black Burger

Sam Joyce goes to town on a Whopper

Milestones: Rokudenashiko’s ‘Pussy Boat’

This week, Sam Joyce expresses his admiration for Rokudenashiko’s headline-making vessel

Milestones: East Side Gallery

This week, Sam Joyce looks at Berlin’s East Side Gallery, a symbol of the reunification of Germany and a milestone in world political history

Yayoi Kusama: repetition and restfulness

Sam Joyce on the purpose and process behind the avant-garde’s high priestess of polka dots

Satanic Panic: Pentagrams and Pent-up Angst

Sam Joyce goes on an occult odyssey back to the 1980s to revisit a ludicrous moment in popular culture

Live Review: The Japanese House

Sam Joyce shares his thoughts on the group's first ever show.

New frontiers: cashing in your microchips

Sam Joyce wonders how technological advances are changing the ways we consume media

Milestones: silicon implants and modern beauty

This week, Sam Joyce discusses Esmeralda the Dog’s pioneering silicon implants and the implications for modern conceptions of beauty

Milestones: Psychocandy

This week, Sam Joyce discusses The Jesus and Mary Chain’s seminal album Psychocandy, which birthed the Shoegaze scene


70% of students only drink to fit in, says NUS survey

Almost half of the survey’s participants claimed that prior to starting university they had a perception that students spent most of their time getting drunk.

Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

Just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class while over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.

Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?