I write columns, features, interviews and reviews. Special interests: tech and society, arts and books, food and drink, and all the ways people are strange. Based London/Bristol/L.A.
It took 400,000 Nasa employees and contractors to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969 – but only one man to spread the idea that it was all a hoax. I looked into the history of the moon hoax, which one in six British people believe in to this day.
Penny Slinger was a pioneering feminist artist of the late 1960s counter-culture whose surrealism collapsed the distinction between creator and muse, seer and seen. She transgressed every taboo going - before abandoning the art world for decades. Finally on the cusp of wider recognition, she gave her first newspaper interview since 1971.