Alex Moshakis, commissioning editor at The Observer Magazine, is well-versed in the art of interviewing famous people. With VIP interviews such as Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard and Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson under his belt, he shares his step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of interviews with the stars. His first tip? “Always make sure your Dictaphone is on,” as my eyes dart towards my phone to check that I’m recording.
On a crinkled billboard outside of Stepney Green underground station in east London, a row of posters outlines The White Pube’s manifesto for a future art world. It was one of many manifestos that popped up across London, Liverpool, and Instagram in early 2021, as part of a public campaign to confront various inequalities in the global art ecosystem.