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Claire Biddles

Claire Biddles is a freelance music writer and radio host.

Steve Albini, the Facilitator

Steve Albini, who has died aged 61, was one of the most uncompromising figures to ever defend art against its corruption by market forces, and for musicians to be considered as workers who deserved the full fruits of their labour.

The Sodom Odeon

A new documentary celebrates London’s iconoclastic Scala cinema, whose all-nighters and cult programming in the Thatcher era shaped British cinema to this day. But what is its legacy in the 2020s, and what are the movie histories that remain untold?