Ahren Bailey looks at ‘American Psycho and Yuppie Culture’.

American Psycho and Yuppie Culture American Psycho is a black comedy directed by Mary Harron in 2000, based on the novel written by Bret Easton Ellis. The film follows Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale), a wealthy businessman, working on Wall Street. Obsessed by his appearance and material objects, Bateman’s life may appear to be […]

Ahren Bailey explains the mysterious secret history of MK Ultra

Project MK ULTRA was a highly classified programme, developed by the CIA that aimed to investigate the effects of mind control. The operation was active from 1953-1973, during the peak of the Cold War. America were extremely concerned about the techniques used by communist states, such as China and Korea against American prisoners. They believed […]

Ahren Bailey discusses the bittersweet ordeal of Bitter Sweet Symphony.

The bittersweet ordeal of Bitter Sweet Symphony   The Verve, from Wigan, England were not experiencing great success following the mediocre response to their first two albums however on 29th September 1997 the group’s lives were turned upside down. Their third album, “Urban Hymns” was instantly met with overwhelming success, knocking Oasis off of the […]

Ahren Bailey blogs about the infamous case of R V Dudley and Stephens

R V Dudley and Stephens The world-renowned infamous case of R V Dudley and Stephens is still considered to be one of the most striking and controversial, yet prominent cases in history. The case proposes the arguable question of whether necessity is an excuse for murder and in this case cannibalism. The scene was set […]

Ahren Bailey argues that Nirvana were feminists

Nirvana were a grunge band formed in Seattle in the late 1980s, with frontman Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl. They are known for kickstarting the “grunge genre” and their metal, indie and punk influences brought grunge into the mainstream. Their first album that included Dave Grohl on the drums was called […]

Ahren Bailey discusses the Philosophy Of Tyler Durden

The Philosophy Of Tyler Durden Directed by David Fincher in 1999, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham-Carter, Fight Club was based on the 1996 novel of the same name, written by Chuck Palahniuk. Upon release, Fight Club was met with a very mixed reception due to its graphic violence. The film has since […]

Ahren Bailey asks if we need a digital services tax?

Digital Services Tax and Digital Permanent Establishment Reforms Overview As our modern world is constantly evolving and changing, current tax laws are struggling to keep pace with it. Businesses are becoming more digitalised and the current tax rules have not adapted to take account of such change. Digital companies are expanding and capturing profits created […]