Adam Curtis

Ella Plevin reports from the Serpentine Work Marathon 2018

 Video still from Coca-Cola's 1971 commercial "I want to teach the world to sing"

Still from Coca-Cola's 1971 commercial "I want to teach the world to sing"

In this month's column, Dean Kissick goes back to the Summer of Love to understand how we landed in our atomised present.

 Still from Bitter Lake

Still from Bitter Lake

The best storyteller has the power, according to British filmmaker Adam Curtis. In his new BBC documentary Bitter Lake (2015) he montages archival material from seven decades of failed Afghan politics and explains why the West has lost faith in its own narratives.

Nathan Fielder

Dean Kissick discusses the shifting value of the term “artist” in our current state of global affairs and the complicity between Comedien Nathan Fielder and political figures from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin.