Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms. He is Director of Editorial at 89up and has written and ghostwritten for The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Sun, and The Irish Post.

Articles

You're weekly Little Atoms round up is back, with internet freedoms, journalists versus the state, a new interview with a literary sensation, and our first ever "long read" featuring Sarah Churchwell on the Great Gatsby

World

There was much amusement earlier this week at a story claiming that a meeting of "bearded hipsters" in Sweden had been investigated by police who suspected the men were members of Islamic State.

Rugby World Cup Hosts England lost 28-25 to Wales in a thrilling game on Saturday night, raising the disctinct possibility that the country running the tournament may not make the group stages. Which would be, er, "problematic".

Words

Most pubs are not vibrant community centres: they are places lonely people go to drink

Words

To classify events as tragic is to absolve ourselves and everyone else of responsibility

Film & Music

The social realist space opera George Lucas wishes he'd made

Film & Music


A reader alerts Little Atoms to this scary vision of Corbyn's Britain*/not very funny 80s sitcom.

Aired in 1986, Comrade Dad was set in a future Britain (USSRGB) which had been taken over by the Russians and was now run by the Communist Party undfer its glorious leader, VS Hoskins.

The title character, played by the recently deceased George Cole, is very enthusiastic about the regime: the other characters less so.

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