Author Archives: Matei

Rave heads, revisited. Revisited.

The Cable nightclub in London Bridge and the Vibe bar in Brick Lane – raving institutions both – were forcibly shut down within a year or so of each other and now the authorities put the squeeze on Fabric, conditioning … Continue reading

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The orphans of Romania who are building new lives underground

A story I wrote and that ran in Huck Magazine, a subculture bi-monthly. I knew about the children of the tunnels, but was just one of the passers-by. Huck readers and I now look at them through the eyes of … Continue reading

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Tech Strings

“Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?” – Joseph Heller, Catch 22, 1961   Pando.com is the San Francisco-based website that first covered the Silicon Valley wage-fixing cartel and most harshly scrutinised Pierre Omidyar’s motives for putting $250 million into his … Continue reading

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From The Guardian: Ikea funds went to Romanian secret police in communist era

Secret police files reveal six-figure payments to Ceausescu’s henchmen, as retailer denies knowingly paying Securitate. by the Deviant’s Matei Rosca in Bucharest  

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This is Iulian Nanu’s world and we are all just living in it

Editor’s memo   Such as it is, here’s the inevitable first guest post on this site.   Tired with office routine and disillusioned by the rat race of corporate Britain, a friend of the Deviant decided one year ago to … Continue reading

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Looks like shit to me

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Open-hearted pilgrims beaten down by bad gust of fate — disturbing traveller’s tale

<<UPDATE: Tomaso and Elisabetta have been released by the Indian Supreme Court and their convictions overturned this February. They have since returned to Italy. Tomaso’s Facebook page shows him living in London.>> “… be just, and if you can’t be … Continue reading

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GUSH Cosmetics Au Naturel

From between the Deviant’s sofa cushions! Eco-friendlier-than-thou multinational cosmetics corporation’s North America boss had ties with tar sands oil extraction and strip-mining industries. Soap tycoon Mark ‘Castevet’ Constantine of LUSH Cosmetics talks to the Deviant on the phone – shocking … Continue reading

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Daily Mail’s Readers for Sale

The Deviant’s plan was to make the first ‘corporate tyrants’ story on the site about LUSH Cosmetics, that naff and tacky soapmongers for soap-dodging hippies with daddy’s money to spend on priviledge-guilt allieviating soap. I do have a delightful one … Continue reading

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Getting Tense

The Deviant’s first head-banging, gut-kicking, moon-howling belter of a WORLD EXCLUSIVE story featuring a schizoid, lying, hundred-million international corporate powerhouse dragged out of its dark lair and in full exposure to the public eye will appear soon. Follow @deviantreporter

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