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A Holiday In Dystopia · 5d ago

Society: Will Government race audit spark a bonfire of injustices?

Making a dash for a more equal society The Government’s new ‘dashboard’ for monitoring race disparity in Britain isn’t much of a challenge to society unless ministers act on the findings too...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2W ago

Book Review: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Eviction has become a way of life in America’s private rented housing market It's easy to blame the poor for their plight, writes Mark Cantrell, but it blinds us to the cruel truth revealed ...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 4W ago

Blog: Trapped In A Glass Box With No Dial Tone

BT phones home When Mark Cantrell learned that BT is planning to scrap half of its national network of public telephone boxes, it brought back memories of the time he found himself stuck in ...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1M ago

News: British Library Investigates Virtual Future

Towards a single public library in cyberspace IMAGINE a future where Britain's physical libraries are a thing of the past, writes Mark Cantrell. No, this isn't a dystopian foretelling of a p...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1M ago

Blog: UK Indie Lit Fest Proved A Real Treat For Bradford Book Lovers

So let’s hear it for the #indiearmy  In a marketplace dominated by big publishers, indie authors and small presses often struggle to be heard, writes Mark Cantrell. But last week’s UK Indie ...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

Society: Poor Men In Their 40s More Likely To Live Alone

Poverty makes for poor bedfellows Life on low incomes is proving a singularly poor existence in more ways than one for men in their early 40s, claims a new study from the Institute of Fiscal...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

News: Battle of the Five Towns In Bid To Win Culture Prize

Game of towns Author Mark Cantrell might find himself living in a City of Culture, if his adopted home town of Stoke-on-Trent manages to seize the crown... BY the end of the year, Stoke-on-T...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

Media: Indie Lit Fest Launch For Citizen Zero

Novel question: Is this the future we made?  All hell breaks loose in August 2017 when a plot to unseat the British Prime Minister will throw the country into chaos – fictionally speaking, o...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

Blog: A Month Or More Of Mondays

Don't give up on the day job... Mark Cantrell muses on the ironies of life and work. Back in June, he wasn't expecting to share something in common with the protagonist of his latest novel –...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

Science: Old Bones And Tangled Roots Put T-Rex In His Place

Dinosaur family tree is just plain wrong, say scientists We think we know dinosaurs, right? Well think again, writes Mark Cantrell. According to scientists at the University of Cambridge, we...