Alex King

Victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster bring their call for justice to London
Activism

Victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster bring their call for justice to London

Demanding accountability — Brazilians affected by the fatal Samarco dam disaster in 2015 share their stories of lives destroyed and present community demands for reparations to mining corporation BHP Billiton’s London AGM.

Written by: Alex King

The magic and mysticism of modern-day Hinduism
Photography

The magic and mysticism of modern-day Hinduism

Wind, water, earth and fire — Magnum photographer Abbas explores the worship, rituals and spiritualism of Hinduism, the world's oldest religion, in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bali.

Written by: Alex King

The filmmaker fighting his own climate change apathy
Film

The filmmaker fighting his own climate change apathy

A wake up call — In How To Let Go, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox embarks on a personal journey to overcome his own feeling of powerlessness to stop the escalating pace of environmental destruction.

Written by: Alex King

The Malian photographer who shot Africa’s post-independence flow
Photography

The Malian photographer who shot Africa’s post-independence flow

The Eye of Bamako — Malick Sidibé documented a bright new generation throwing off the shackles of colonialism after Mali’s independence in 1960.

Written by: Alex King

You should probably stop having sex with robots
Culture

You should probably stop having sex with robots

You, yes you. — Academic and leader of the Campaign Against Sex Robots Kathleen Richardson argues that normalising sex with robots poses enormous harm to ‘johns’ and terrifying consequences for wider society.

Written by: Alex King

The defining moments of the Cuban Revolution
Photography

The defining moments of the Cuban Revolution

No instant replays — Magnum photographer Burt Glinn arrived in Havana just as Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries seized power from dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Written by: Alex King

We watched homeless squatters take an old seaside nightclub
Activism

We watched homeless squatters take an old seaside nightclub

Acting on homelessness — Darren Davies' high-profile occupations of derelict buildings in Southend are forcing a debate around the lack of housing and support for homeless people in the area.

Written by: Alex King

DIY motorbike magazine Sideburn celebrates the power of unsung heroes
Outdoors

DIY motorbike magazine Sideburn celebrates the power of unsung heroes

Go fast, turn left — Launched in 2008, Sideburn Magazine was created as an antidote to the stale offering from other motorbike magazines on the market. Little did Gary Inman know that when he started telling stories about everyday heroes, he'd created a home for bikers from all walks of life.

Written by: Alex King

The indie developers bringing ‘90s fun back to gaming
Culture

The indie developers bringing ‘90s fun back to gaming

A retro reawakening at Prospect Games — How a group of mates founded their own independent studio in Manchester to take on the multi-million dollar gaming giants.

Written by: Alex King

Don’t be a dick: an expert’s guide to volunteering abroad
Activism

Don’t be a dick: an expert’s guide to volunteering abroad

Don't be a white saviour. Don't. — It’s easy to alienate people as a rich white person in a foreign land. If you’re thinking about volunteering abroad or working for an NGO, here are five things to think about to ensure your contribution is positive.

Written by: Alex King

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