Laura Gascoigne

How capitalism killed sleep

The modern plague of insomnia has its roots in our 24/7 culture, suggests a new exhibition at Somerset House

What can you make a joke about these days? All the old butts of humour are off limits. No wonder the top ten jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe are starting to sound as though they were banged out in a cracker factory. But this one, from Ross Smith, did make me laugh: ‘Sleep is my favourite thing in the world.

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