Oct 27, 2015
Tod Browning’s 1932 Hollywood horror Freaks was deemed so disturbing that it was banned in the UK for 30 years. Tina Jackson doesn’t find it scary at all.
Sep 30, 2015
It’s 30 years since Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs was released. Tina Jackson revisits the carny barker from hell’s album of gutter tales to see if it’s still the best kind of drunk and disorderly.
Jun 16, 2015
A ticket to see Fleetwood Mac is one of the hottest properties of the summer social calendar, and Stevie Nicks is boho pin-up queen of the moment. Here’s why Tina Jackson loves her.
Sep 26, 2014
As a new exhibition devoted to all things goth opens at the British Library, Tina Jackson shines a light on the women writers that shaped the shadowy subculture.
Feb 02, 2015
To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Standard Issue is running a short story each day. Grab a cuppa and fall in love with Tina Jackson’s circus-set tale of hard knocks and wonder.
Jan 14, 2015
Helen Macdonald’s memoir H is For Hawk has already bagged 2014’s Samuel Johnson Prize. Tina Jackson explains why this book is a keen contender for this month’s Costa Book of the Year Award.