I wrote about...


  • My ‘year in gossip’ for Hazlitt’s Year in Review series.

  • The sorry state of the personal essay thanks to the tendency to write in a register I think of as “Pity Me, Pity Me” for Gawker.


  • Those essays that are like ‘this thing is late capitalism’ for The Baffler.

  • A decade of online dating and ghosting and conflict aversion for New York Magazine.


  • Abortion access issues currently forcing people to travel for basic healthcare in Northern Ireland and Scotland for The Guardian

  • The flattening online trend for saying “this thing is just like that thing which is just like this other thing” on and on until nothing seems serious (also known as: stop calling America a failed state) for The Guardian.


  • Mainstream influencers as the vanguard of cultural banality, how very dubious social justice posturing is used to sell the banality, the regular social media smear campaigns etc etc etc for The Guardian.

  • An exhibition interrogating how the changing role of the bedroom has impacted on making art for The Financial Times.

  • The psychedelic brilliance of the Dreamachine for ArtReview.  

  • A trend for podcasts based on a friendship, which speak to millennial alienation for The Financial Times.

  • Why I think privacy is a good thing because it lets us get away with doing bad things sometimes for Rolling Stone

  • How dating apps have made everyone act loopy for The Guardian

  • The ‘lolll rich people’ shows and why Succession is the best of these, and my boyfriend: Logan Roy for The Guardian


  • Receipts culture and how the aura of scandal rarely leads to anything more for the new (in my opinion very fun) Gawker

  • Why I prefer fun New Year’s Resolutions for Novara Media.

  • The endlessly bland offerings of high street clothes shops for The Guardian


  • The double standards that arise from the way we interact with criticism on social media for Elephant Magazine

  • How nice it is to change your mind and the perils of stubborness for Novara Media.

  • My love of advice columns and how they lack a clear resolution for The Guardian.

  • How laughter operates on the internet (and one of my favourite emojis:🤣) for Art Review


  • What unhealthy behaviour online can look like and how to talk to friends about it for ID

  • The new Cruella movie and being a bad person (my favourite topic) for Art Review.

  • My extreme disappointment over the new Gossip Girl (it’s not good!) for The NewStatesman


  • The moral panic over increased ‘workplace surveillance’ during the pandemic, and the long history of monitoring employees for The Guardian.

  • The problem with millennial commentary that frames ~us all~ as financially precarious for The Guardian

  • The trend for art exhibitions celebrating the hedonism of rave culture, while raving irl becomes more corporate and sanitised for The TLS.

  • How a change in working habits during the pandemic could fix the ‘London bubble’ and make it a more livable city for The Guardian.

  • The weirdness of Elon Musk launching a rocket in the middle of a pandemic for The Baffler.    


  • Why I don’t think we should go back to work in offices anytime soon for The Guardian.

  • Sphynx cats: the hairless sensation sweeping the nations for The Outline (RIP).

  • The people who dox criminals who have been granted anonymity for Tortoise.

  • How UK politicians are obsessed with nuclear war but don’t seem to care at all about climate change for The Guardian.


  • What facial recognition means for our privacy in the context of private companies for The Baffler.



  • The inherent racism of cutting age genetic research, which is mostly based on European genetic data for The Baffler


  • How ‘cancelling’ can be a way to reframe personal disputes as structural offences for Prospect.








Mark