John Waters

John Waters is a journalist and editor and for the past twelve years has been a columnist with the Irish Times. He is the author of four books – Jiving at the Crossroads, Every Day Like Sunday?, Race of Angels: Ireland and the Genesis of U2 and An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Ireland. He has also written several plays for stage and radio, including Long Black Coat, Easter Dues and Holy Secrets.

Once the pulse of youth, pop has now become repetitive and self-referential – the tedious soundtrack to a society that does not want to grow old.
How discussion of culture and society is stymied