History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Chris Sullivan reviews the latest documentary from Academy Award-winning Alex Gibney which follows the story of one of Russia's richest men, now exiled in the UK.
Poet Salena Godden with a personal reflection ahead of tomorrow's General Election.
Bonnie Greer on the need to deconstruct, examine and then reconstruct how we see ourselves.
Chris Sullivan on a sprawling, ambitious tale of murder, blackmail, and corruption in mid-century New York that has dark resonances for London today.
Chris Sullivan reviews Martin Scorsese' latest film, The Irishman and explores the history of the cult of Mafia films.
A damning portrait of zero-hours contracts, private debt and public austerity in Brexit Britain.
(With apologies to Theodor Geisel) Who's that creeping in the fog?
CJ Werleman is in danger of burning his 'Rattle and Hum' Tour T-Shirt after the Irish band's recent announcement that its recent tour will end in Modi's India.
Caroline Davidson explores the philosophical underpinnings of an installation by Peter Fluck and Tony Myatt showcasing a beloved tree that was cut down.
Peter Fluck made his name as the co-creator of Spitting Image. Now an artist, he says the current crop of politicians do a good job of satirising themselves.
Poet Salena Godden reflects on the life and passing of the inspirational Toni Morrison.
Byline Times' regular cartoonist, who has worked with homeless people and experienced periods of homelessness himself, continues his picture essay on Manchester from street level.
Mike Stuchbery on how terrible moments of devastation can be overcome with creativity and vision.