History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The End of a Decade Without a Name: Right-Wing Populism, Referendums, Digital Darkness and Self-Harm
Part Two of Otto English's take on the 2010s, charting the death of Lee Rigby, the rise of Nigel Farage's UKIP and the forces that led to the UK voting to Leave the European Union.
Part One of Otto English's take on the 2010s, exploring how Britain stumbled from the financial crisis into the euphoria of the London Olympic Games – only for a repressed and angry populism to rear its head.
Otto English explores why the British are so reluctant to discuss what the point of the Royal Family is
Otto English recalls what it was like growing up in a world where the threat of the Cold War loomed large – and the surprise and optimism when, one day, this came to an end.
A personal story from Otto English about how the past is far too often sanitised to make people who were never there feel better about their family, our collective past and our country.
Otto English laments how the culture war that began with the EU Referendum has now polarised and enveloped every aspect of our national debate online.
Otto English returns from a trip to St Lucia with fresh insights on the madness of Brexit and our frustrating sense of British complacency.
Otto English on the beauty in that brief moment on 20 July 1969 when the human race came together and marvelled silently at the great things we can do.
Liam Gallagher's Been Pontificating on Knife Crime – But has he Heard of the 'Dunning Kruger Effect'?
Otto English on why celebrities, who know very little about the political issues they are offering views on, should stick to their métier.