When I was at HOME last week I had a look round the bookshop just outside the gallery. I can never really resist a good bookshop. I spotted Idler magazine out of the corner of my eye, picked it up and within seconds had decided to buy it.
Funnily enough I was with Dan on that day who now works for Doncopolitan – the same magazine I used to work for. He pointed out that Idler is one of the publications Doncopolitan co-creator Warren has written for in the past – weird eh?
I wanted to show you some pictures of the magazine, I’ve really enjoyed reading it this past week.
I love the size of it – like a book rather than a newspaper or magazine. There was a lovely piece in there by a woman called Emily Young, who is a sculptor and lives in Tuscany – idyllic!
I also really enjoyed Adam Smart’s piece, ‘System Failure’, which argued that psychological disorders (such as PTSD, anxiety) that don’t ‘fit’ with capitalism usually get given drugs to medicate, whereas psychological disorders that do fit (such as psychoticism or narcissism) get rewarded by capitalism. I can kind of see his point to be honest!