The Idler

The Idler 61

Idler 61, July/August 2018

In this issue, we meet filmmaker Adam Curtis. From the Century of the Self to Hypernormalisation, Curtis has constantly uncovered fascinating stories around the movements of power in the 20th century. He is constantly questioning and constantly counter-intuitive, and refuses to to the party line. He also reveals the secrets of his research techniques: “I read books.”

We also meet author Michael Pollan, the mushroom man, to chat about psychedelic drugs and their therapeutic potential.

Elsewhere we feature novelist Ali Smith, Joe Mellen on the joys of cricket - an idle pastime if ever there was one - plus the usual columns on beer, books, gin, sheds, fashion and more.