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David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is the author of Post-Punk, Politics and Pleasure in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and lectures in English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Landlords’ Utopia

Far from the cliches about Manchester ‘doing things differently’, the city’s rapid takeover by luxury property developers is driving out working-class communities and suffocating local culture.

Remembering Andy Gill

Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, who died this weekend, combined a serrating guitar style with socialist lyrics to define the sound of the post-punk era.

The Problem with MIF

This month’s Manchester International Festival shows how the city’s cultural industries too often provide a gloss to its growing inequalities.