Examining my own photographic work for the Guardian and explaining how a residency working with skinheads, mods, punks, rockers and rockabillies made me learn new things about youth, growing up and creativity. >> How Margate's skinheads, mods and rockers grew up
Ek, do, teen, char. An interview for the Guardian with the Kominas, who mix Hindi lyrics and Bhangra beats with punk rock. >> Bringing Islamic punk to the UK
What happens when anarcho-punks turned one-hit wonders decide to take on the British tradition of pantomime? I meet Leeds agitators Chumbawamba to find out for the Guardian. >> It's a riot
Chanson is not an artform we fully understand in the UK. I ask 75-year-old singer and songwriter Leon Rosselson why this is and look back at his impressive career for the Guardian. >> A very modest provocateur
Dutch jazz band The Ex have a problem: they cannot describe to anyone what they sound like or what they do. I hook up with them in Dublin to try to solve the riddle. >> The Ex: experimental noiseniks
You would not expect to find young offenders in an art gallery, let alone curating a show in one of the nation's major exhibition spaces. I visit the Koestler Trust for the Times to find out what happens when you let hoodies run an art show. >> How the offenders turned curators
Can art be the catalyst for love? The organisers of the first speed-dating event for artists at the ICA in London seem to think so. I go along with my art for the Guardian and prove a surprising hit with the capital's art lovers. >> The art of romance
This Guardian piece about New York antifolk singer Jeffrey Lewis talks about his album of Crass covers as well as detailing the heated arguments betwen that band's Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud over a revival gig.
This was chosen as one of the readers' articles of the year in 2007. >> Why should we accept any less ...?
Can the return of the fairground sideshow revitalise the seaside town of Blackpool? I ask the National Fairground Archive's Dr Vanessa Toulmin as we wander the town discussing burlesque, parachuting cats and headless ladies. >> Bring on the levitating lady
I have always had a soft spot for 1960s group the Shangri-Las, so a trip to New York to interview their singer Mary Weiss for the Daily Telegraph magazine was too good an opportunity to pass up.
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