History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Could COVID-19 Bring with it a New Inclusive Englishness?
Former MP John Denham considers the return of the nation state, British myths and how the Coronavirus crisis could help forge a new national story for England.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think More About Why We Imprison So Many People?
Duncan Campbell discusses how the words 'lockdown' and 'stir-crazy" were an all too familiar reality for a section of our society long before the Coronavirus pandemic appeared.
The Ungrateful Country
First published in 2016 in The Good Immigrant, a book bringing together writers exploring what it means to be black, Asian and minority ethnic today, in this essay, Musa Okwonga explores his complex relationship with Britain – and himself.
Five Weeks of Italian Lockdown: Welcome to Your Future
As Italy enters the fifth week of lockdown, Kamin Mohammadi gives the rest of the world some insights into what happens next.
The Year of Living Distantly: We Were Boxed In Before Lockdown
Byline Times' Editor Hardeep Matharu reflects on some of the profound questions raised by the Coronavirus pandemic and how we have been living our lives.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Disinformation Rings True As Our Pandemic of Untruth Continues
Musa Okwonga explores why conspiracy theories are finding such an audience and what this exposes about the worrying state of our democracy and the social contract.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Apart From That
Otto English explores, well, that thing. The thing we can't forget. The thing that's everywhere, inside and out.
Why Fortress Europe and the European Union Can't Coexist
Joey Ayoub explores a big dilemma facing the EU, involving a desire to dissolve borders within while promoting them without.