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


‘Beneath the music from a farther room’

This potential for interaction between artist and audience is a phenomenon of the modern era

Strange creatures: monstrosity in Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’

The world of literature is abundant with monsters: physical monsters, psychological monsters, benevolent monsters, evil monsters. However, there is hardly a monster as puzzling...

Should Philip Green have been named and shamed?

This follows Lord Hain naming Sir Philip Green in Parliament as the businessman accused of harassment

Why are you wearing a poppy?

Making Remembrance Day the default undermines its purpose

The appeal of method acting

Many actors go to great lengths in pursuit of an authentic performance