Rosamund Cuckston

February 2013

The family from Hell in the local tower (block)

We never know much about these characters. Throughout the novel they remain a sort of raped, diseased and abused lumpen conglomerate, differentiated only by various repulsive physical characteristics and traits such as Elizabeth Device’s odd eyes, Jennet’s starving devouring of food (chicken including all the bones) and James’ madness etc.

October 2012

Media ownership is the wrong target

All the examples provided are cause for concern, but not necessarily always for the reasons given. The film tries to bundle them together as being caused by media ownership concentrated in the hands of a few conglomerates, but it can’t do that neatly.


Culture Wars was included in creativetourists’ Top 25 UK Arts & Culture Blogs 2009.