Mike Hodgkinson

Mike Hodgkinson

Mike Hodgkinson is a freelance writer and editor based on the west coast of the US. Since his first assignment at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989, he has covered technology, culture, sports and more for newspapers and magazines including The Independent, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire, The Guardian and The Times of London.

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How the world caught up with media visionary Marshall McLuhan

Oracle of 1960s counterculture, the Canadian professor and philosopher predicted the dysfunction of modern-day media and how mankind would be consumed by our digital landscapes.

23 Jan 2021 - 4:15AM

Oracle of 1960s counterculture, the Canadian professor and philosopher predicted the dysfunction of modern-day media and how mankind would be consumed by our digital landscapes.

How the world caught up with media visionary Marshall McLuhan
What is CRISPR? The gene-editing technology carries much promise – and peril – amid pandemic

As the battle against Covid-19 intensifies, one scientist calls CRISPR ‘our power pellet to help us fight this horrible virus’. It has the potential to end disease and drastically improve lives, but with it comes the spectre of bioengineered abomination.

8 Sep 2020 - 10:22AM

As the battle against Covid-19 intensifies, one scientist calls CRISPR ‘our power pellet to help us fight this horrible virus’. It has the potential to end disease and drastically improve lives, but with it comes the spectre of bioengineered abomination.

What is CRISPR? The gene-editing technology carries much promise – and peril – amid pandemic
Monique Siu: the Chinese-American chef who put Portland on the culinary map

In 1990, restaurateur Monique Siu – whose father’s family came from Guangdong and whose mother was German-Danish – opened Zefiro, with a game-changing menu of local, seasonal food.

12 Jul 2019 - 4:13AM

In 1990, restaurateur Monique Siu – whose father’s family came from Guangdong and whose mother was German-Danish – opened Zefiro, with a game-changing menu of local, seasonal food.

Monique Siu: the Chinese-American chef who put Portland on the culinary map
Why Portland, Oregon, is to handicrafts what Los Angeles is to movies – think nature and geography

The American West Coast city has had an artisanal heartbeat since its first Arts and Crafts Society was set up in 1907.

14 Jun 2019 - 1:54AM

The American West Coast city has had an artisanal heartbeat since its first Arts and Crafts Society was set up in 1907.

Why Portland, Oregon, is to handicrafts what Los Angeles is to movies – think nature and geography
Ping-pong diplomacy and US-China relations: the game and the players that changed the course of history

Aged just 15, American table tennis star Judy Bochenski was involved in one of the most astonishing geopolitical games in world history.

31 May 2019 - 10:59AM

Aged just 15, American table tennis star Judy Bochenski was involved in one of the most astonishing geopolitical games in world history.

Ping-pong diplomacy and US-China relations: the game and the players that changed the course of history
The Slants: Asian-American band who took the fight for their name to the US Supreme Court

When ‘Chinatown dance rock’ group tried to trademark their name, little did they know it would begin a years-long legal battle.

4 Apr 2019 - 12:30PM

When ‘Chinatown dance rock’ group tried to trademark their name, little did they know it would begin a years-long legal battle.

The Slants: Asian-American band who took the fight for their name to the US Supreme Court