Ring Fit Adventure

From the wild gymnastics of Super Mario, exploring The Legend of Zelda’s Hyrule, WarioWare’s wacky motion control mini-games, and exercise entertainment products like Wii Fit, Nintendo mascots and characters want their players to be active. I’m a gamer, flabby and prone to jogging injuries. And with gyms still high-risk – blending low-impact exercise and cheerful gameplay seems like a decent …

Queer liberation means trans equality

Queer liberation in Britain has a chain of successes: partial decriminalisation, age of consent, adoption rights, employment equality, the Equality Act, abolishing Section 28 and winning same-sex marriage. With exceptions on the left, its early radicalism has been defanged. Capitalism treats LGBT+ people as a mature advertising market. Plugs for supermarkets, banks, bars or violence-monopoly state institutions at Pride marches …

Keep the SNP Honest, vote Socialist

Column for the Yes Edinburgh South magazine. Informal, tabloid-style writing, largely pitched at Yes pals who are disappointed with the way the SNP have run to the right. The next upcoming challenge for the Yes movement is keeping a pro-independence majority in Holyrood. And to ensure as many of the organised political voices in our movement have a platform in …