Literature for Loafers
The Idler magazine was founded in 1993 by Tom Hodgkinson and Gavin Pretor-Pinney in order to explore alternatives to the work ethic and promote freedom and the fine art of doing nothing. In that time it has passed through many incarnations, and inspired thousands of people to cast off the shackles of corporate or bureaucratic life, and find freedom. It now exists as an annual collection of essays, published in hardback book form. The current issue is themed around Utopia and includes contributions from Louis Theroux, Bill Drummond, Boff Whalley and Joe Dunthorne.
News and Idle Thoughts
The second instalment of our monthly albums club saw us discussing Todd Rundgren’s classic album A Wizard a True Star in the company of Rock’s Backpages editorial director and music writer Barney Hoskyns alongside former Auteur Luke Haines.…