Honest Jon’s

Kiosk Magazine: To Boldly Go Honest Jon’s Alan Scholefield talks to Sophie Harris through some of the iconic London record label’s key releases. It is a London story like no other: In the 40-odd years since opening its doors as a record shop in Ladbroke Grove, Honest Jon’s has been, variously, a pillar of the Read more about Honest Jon’s[…]

BBC Travel: Russia’s strange bread-sniffing ritual

Investigating why Russian people sniff bread while drinking vodka offers a portal into the realities of Russian life at a time when sympathetic cultural insight is sorely lacking. “Somebody in Bristol started making a vodka called Novichok,” said our host, Natasha Ward, faux-scandalised at the reference to the toxic nerve agent. “And they were immediately told, Read more about BBC Travel: Russia’s strange bread-sniffing ritual[…]

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Sound of Silver’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know How tin-foil-covered walls, a Bulgarian psychiatrist, a certain sneaker giant and other factors helped shape James Murphy’s genre-defying 2007 opus Rolling Stone – see also features on Vampire Weekend, Smashing Pumpkins and Arcade Fire “There’s too much music” declared LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy in 2007. “Major labels are Read more about LCD Soundsystem[…]

Soho House

Soho House / House Four What does healthy eating look like? Sophie Harris discovers the true meaning of ‘wellness’, with help from Little Beach House Malibu What does ‘wellness’ mean to you? Does it mean a gaggle of toned young things in Lululemon yoga pants cooing over a smoothie? Is it yet another newspaper profile of an Read more about Soho House[…]

Tileyard Studios

Kiosk Magazine 2018 Sophie Harris meets Nick Keynes, well-connected co-founder of the creative compex that’s attracting the music industry to King’s Cross What does pop maverick Mark Ronson have in common with Denzyl Feigelson, former advisor to Steve Jobs? Both are globally successful, ambitious trailblazers, of course. But the really interesting part is that both Read more about Tileyard Studios[…]

Christine and the Queens

Rolling Stone Christine and the Queens: Meet French Artist Restoring Pop’s Radical Edge “Queer is taking the shame and anger and taking it as a fuel for it to be something else,” singer-songwriter says ahead of U.S. tour “Everything is wonderful,” says Christine and the Queens’ Héloïse Letissier, “but at the same time it’s been Read more about Christine and the Queens[…]