Manic Street Preachers – Rewind the Film (ft. Richard Hawley)

To kick-start the promotion for their upcoming eleventh studio album, the Manics have just released the new record’s title track, ‘Rewind the Film’. It’s a great song, and the addition of Richard Hawley is a perfect touch, but the real emotional weight lies in the accompanying video. The film depicts a day in the lifeContinue reading “Manic Street Preachers – Rewind the Film (ft. Richard Hawley)”

The hyperreality of tourism

Tourism, in its essence, is the process of attempting to reconcile fantasy with ‘reality’. One becomes a tourist through presupposing what a certain location might be like to see or experience, and then visiting there in the hope that this fantasy is accurate. As with all fantasy, however, a place in actuality will never compare toContinue reading “The hyperreality of tourism”