Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian

Dorian Lynskey

The Guardian

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Recent:
  • The Guardian
Past:
  • UnHerd
  • New Statesman
  • British GQ
  • politics.co.uk
  • BuzzFeed

Recent articles by Dorian:

Anarchy in the auction house: the Sex Pistols ephemera that’s pogoing, going, gone

Fancy a Never Mind the Bollocks poster stained with blood from Sid Vicious’s syringe? Two canny collectors are unloading artefacts that reveal the Pistols to be an art project as much as a punk band → Read More

Suede review – secret gig as Crushed Kid is extremely loud and incredibly close

Matching the garage-y sound of their new record to a 300-capacity venue, this show is a euphoric return to basics → Read More

The Libertines review – ageing backstreet squalor and sporting arenas shouldn’t mix

Carl Barât and Pete Doherty produce some strong moments but without their youthful excitement it’s a rickety affair that wasn’t built for a huge venue → Read More

‘It’s place first, not party first’: city mayors on how they are reshaping English politics

England’s directly elected leaders – from Sadiq Khan and Andy Street to Andy Burnham and Joanne Anderson – are shaking up the way the country is run. We paired up six of them to ask where they see the future of politics – clue, it’s not in Westminster → Read More

Adele review – a truly singular blend of talent and Tottenham charm

She may come wreathed in the glamour of Hollywood, but her patter is homegrown – and her vocal artistry has few peers → Read More

‘Miraculously we’re here’: St Vincent, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and more meet biggest Glastonbury crowd in years

McCartney sealed an unforgettable Saturday night after a Friday during which female performers called all the shots → Read More

Glastonbury 2022: fury, fireworks and spectacle as women call the shots

Phoebe Bridgers, Skin of Skunk Anansie, St Vincent and Self Esteem among those packing venues on day four → Read More

At 80, Paul McCartney still makes genius look effortless

The former Beatle has aged with dignity – but not too much of it – and 60 years after his first hit will be headlining Glastonbury → Read More

Regina Spektor: ‘Songs are my byproduct in this world. I leave a trail of them’

On the release of her eighth album, the Russian-born singer-songwriter talks about making music amid children and Covid –and why stories are the best vehicle for emotional truth → Read More

Julee Cruise’s angelic voice guided us through David Lynch’s American hell

The singer blended dream-pop with Americana to eerie effect, and Lynch’s uncanny work elevated her songs to the sublime → Read More

‘The Queen’s gone round the bend!’ – HM in pop, from Slowthai to the Smiths to Blur

She’s been called a fascist, a parasite and a pretty nice girl who doesn’t have a lot to say. So are all pop songs about the monarch treasonous? And are they really directed at her? → Read More

Andrew Fletcher: the pop-loving everyman who held Depeche Mode together

As well as a keyboard player, Fletch was a facilitator – and someone whose cheerleading demeanour helped fans feel closer to the band they loved → Read More

Come to This Court and Cry by Linda Kinstler review – when Holocaust memories fade

What happens if Nazi butchers are ‘reassessed’ in the name of national pride? → Read More

RIP the iPod. I resisted you at first, but for 20 years, you were my musical life

It held my favourite mainstream tracks – and the obscure ones. But it couldn’t hold off the march of time, and Spotify, says freelance writer Dorian Lynskey → Read More

Arcade Fire review – maximalist wonder that roots you in the here and now

Returning with strong new material after five years away, the Canadian indie rockers are a joyous throng of irrepressible humanity → Read More

Just Stop Oil: behind the scenes with the activists

Growing numbers of young nonviolent climate protesters seem willing to face abuse and arrest. Dorian Lynskey joined them in Essex during last week’s action → Read More

Aaron Sorkin: ‘Screenwriters write about people who are cooler than we are’

The American writer known for The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network on adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage in the 21st century → Read More

The Weather Station review – emotional release rains down

Climate grief finds catharsis in Tamara Lindeman’s urgent, emotive songs, in which the gravity of her fear bumps up against vivacious, eclectic sounds → Read More

‘We’ve always been very good at enjoying ourselves’: Ewen Spencer’s photographs of a lost clubbing generation

In the late 1990s, the photographer shot images of dancers at niche London club nights. He reflects on how smartphones have changed the scene, and how his pictures became a book → Read More

Why comedians stopped being funny

It's safer to become a podcaster than tell a good joke → Read More