While my battle for Google supremacy of “Nick Mitchell” takes up most of my waking hours, the little time I have left is mostly spent as Head of Content for Emerging Products at Johnston Press.
This means I’m responsible for commissioning and editing content for the company’s online brands, including iNews, the first dedicated website for the i newspaper, which I helped to launch in 2016.
This website is a collection of my irregular posts, links to my work, some amateur photographic efforts and occasional travel blogs.
I’m also trying to make some first steps in screenwriting, so I’ll be sharing some thoughts on that too.
You can reach me at: mitchell83 AT gmail DOT com.
Sherilyn Fenn talks Twin Peaks: ‘Audrey is strong, even if she is kinda broken’
‘He’s a bionic Bergerac’: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby talk Mindhorn
Why the R.D. Laing I got to know was ‘heroic’ – a conversation with ‘Mad to Be Normal’ director Robert Mullan
Inside No. 9 is a cure for box set fatigue: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith talk about why their anthology series goes against the grain
How Brian Eno showed the potential of ambient music – a retrospective look at the Professor of Rock’s remarkable influence on a misunderstood genre
What’s going on with Britain’s nightlife? Interviews with Dave Haslam, Shaun Roberts and Alan Miller following the closures of Fabric and The Arches
How to play five-a-side football – an expert’s guide (clue: I’m not the expert)
How podcasters are renewing the oral storytelling tradition – featuring insights from the people behind Lore and The Black Tapes
The Simpsons did not ‘predict’ President Trump – a thinkpiece written the day after the US Election
The refugees who did much more than survive – Talking to three refugees about how their stories have inspired their art
Arab Strap stories – On the eve of their live comeback, I asked some fans and musicians to share their own stories about the band
The Ultimate Bob Dylan Quiz. The answers are blowin’ in the wind.
A profile of kaleidoscopic pop act Bossy Love. You heard them here first.
An interview with Jon Ronson about his book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
The many reinventions of David Bowie – retrospective piece written shortly before his death
‘We can do what we want’ – interview with punk duo Drenge
An interview with the director David Mackenzie about the music of Starred Up
A live review of Sleaford Mods in Edinburgh
An interview with Leftfield’s Neil Barnes about their first album in 16 years
An interview with Young Fathers on following up their Mercury Prize win
‘A compelling explainer of our chaotic times’ – a review of the Adam Curtis film Bitter Lake
An interview with tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus on pop, violence and trying not to ‘get it right’