Links tagged with “jamesmeek”
James Meek · Who holds the welding rod? Our Turbine Futures · LRB 15 July 2021
Long article on making wind turbine towers and the international labour market (which maybe makes it sound duller than it is).
James Meek · Brexit and Myths of Englishness: For England and St George · LRB 11 October 2018
Good on stuff about Brexit, around the politics: beliefs, myths, personal hypocrisies.
James Meek · Diary: Real Murderers! · LRB 8 October 2015
Nearly forgot to link to this. I’m surprised I haven’t heard of Khrzhanovsky’s film / event / play / art / reconstruction / whatever, called ‘Dau’, before because it sounds *bonkers*. Really.
James Meek · Why are you still here?: Who owns Grimsby? · LRB 23 April 2015
A long, good piece from Grimsby on its history, its industries and its general election candidates. Lots of things relevant to the rest of the country too of course.
James Meek · The Shock of the Pretty: Seventy Hours with Don Draper · LRB 9 April 2015
Good on ‘Mad Men’. A bunch of these criticisms are why I’ve failed to make it through the first season twice.
Where will we live? by James Meek (LRB)
Linked to by everyone, for good reason. A good, long piece about the UK’s history of council and social housing, the architecture and planning, and where we are now. As with so many policy areas, I wish one of the main parties wanted to do something bold, different and good.
James Meek · How We Happened to Sell Off Our Electricity · LRB 13 September 2012
Plenty of people linked to this at the time, but I forgot. Now I am. A good read on who now owns the UK’s power.
James Meek · It’s already happened: The NHS Goes Private · LRB 22 September 2011
Long, good, interesting, righteous-anger-inducing article about the ongoing privatisation of the NHS, and how the service compares to other options. I am struggling not to swear.
LRB · James Meek · In the Sorting Office
A long, interesting look at the problems facing the Royal Mail and how the privatised Dutch and German postal services are managing.