Saturday, 27 November 2010

80 Blocks From Tiffany's in The Guardian

My feature on Gary Weis' superb film 80 Blocks From Tiffany's is in today's Guardian. You can read the piece here and then by the DVD here

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Camus in Comic Sans

A brief experiment to see what would happen if some of the thoughts of the great Existentialist were refigured using Comic Sans MS, clip art, coloured ink and extraneous punctuation. I think it kind of peps them up a bit, no?

25 years of The Pet Shop Boys in The Guardian

I wrote the Guardian Guide's music column last weekend, celebrating 25 years since West End Girls first came out and the new Pet Shop Boys compilation. You can read it here.

The Hard Sell: Marks & Spencer

I took over the Guardian Guide's Hard Sell column a few weeks ago, looking at the latest round of M&S adverts with Caroline Quentin. You can read it here.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Guardian: Working Man's Soul vol 2

I wrote the music column in this week's Guardian Guide, looking at Licorice Soul's superb compilation Working Man's Soul, Volume 2. You can read the whole piece here and check out a gallery of lost British funk gems from private pressings here. Buy the album direct from the lovely people at Licorice Soul here.

The Hard Sell: Strongbow

I wrote last week's Hard Sell in The Guardian Guide, taking on the current Strongbow ad campaign. You can read it here.

Friday, 6 August 2010

The Evolution of Eddie

My piece on the evolution of Iron Maiden's supreme mascot EDDIE is up on John Power's ever excellent Slutty Fringe. You can read it here.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Fathers Who Kill Their Children

My piece on 'family annihalators' is in the current issue of Esquire, looking at what drives fathers to murder their children. It's only available in the print edition, but you can check Esquire's site here

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

HOUSE magazine 13...

Rolling off the presses as we type...

House 13 from Mark Jubber on Vimeo.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sex And The City

In a departure from my normal subject matter, I was commissioned by Stylist to write an opinion piece on Miranda from Sex And The City. Cue Houellebecq quotes, references to American Psycho and a woman having her brain eaten by her own genitals.

The Secret Life of IEDs

My piece on the use of Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq and Afghanistan is out now in the new Esquire.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Niall O'Brien/Good Rats talk

I chaired an interview with Niall O'Brien at Bistroteque in Hackney to tie in with his ongoing Superheroes project and Good Rats exhibition. The video of it is here.

Thursday, 22 April 2010


Today's contribution was specially done by Josh Woodfin.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010


Round one's out of the way and the candidates are preparing for the next installment...

Mail if you want LEADERSHIP DEBATE sending directly to you…

Friday, 16 April 2010


Round one's out of the way and the candidates are preparing for the next installment...

Mail if you want LEADERSHIP DEBATE sending directly to you…

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


I'll be putting more of these up between now and the big day. Keep checking back to get the real story on what Gord and Dave are saying to each other, or mail me on if you want LEADERSHIP DEBATE mailing to you directly.

Monday, 5 April 2010

The Guardian Hard Sell: Windows 7

I wrote this week's Hard Sell column in the Guardian Guide. The latest target of my mildly sarcastic wrath was the current series of Windows 7 ads. You can read the piece here.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Until The Light Takes Us: Norwegian Black Metal

My piece on the superb new Black Metal documentary UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US is in this week's Guardian Guide. The film focusses on Burzum, Darkthrone and Mayhem and is a superb analysis of where the scene came from and what went wrong with it. You can read the piece here. I also wrote a longer piece on the scene for FHM back in 2009, which you can read here.

Iron Maiden for the 2012 Olympics

My piece backing the Facebook campaign to have Iron Maiden opening the London Olympics is on Guardian Music. If you like the idea of thunderous heavy metal, giant zombies and triple-guitar assaults restoring a bit of national pride, read the piece here and then join the Facebook campaign here. 'Scream for me, London!' etc.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

HOUSE, issue # 12

The latest issue of HOUSE is out now, including articles on School Boxing, Girlcore, Warhammer, Kieron Gillen, Women & Boybands, The Selby, Beekeeping, Folk Culture and Jessica Craig Martin. Contributors include the ever-excellent Polly Vernon, James Donaghy, Jude Rogers, Steve Beale and Matt Hill.

Pick up the lovely full colour version in the Houses, or read it online here

Monday, 1 March 2010

Heavy Metal Britannia

My piece on BBC4's superb Heavy Metal Britannia film is in this week's Guardian Guide. You can read it here. The excellent accompanying illustration is by Rose Stallard.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

HOUSE magazine

Just on last stages of producing HOUSE 12. Couple of shots from last production run, and a gallery of our work so far...