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.
The End of a Decade Without a Name: From Austerity to the Isles of Wonder
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.
Cities are Not Full of 'Urban Elites' but So Many Possibilities – Now is the Time to Uphold Metropolitan Values
Bonnie Greer explores the divide between city and country in Britain and how this will be played on in the years ahead to sow more discord, not unity.
'Refusal of Corbyn's Labour to Fight Back Against the Right's Culture War a Big Mistake'
Hardeep Matharu speaks to Faiza Shaheen, a Labour candidate in the General Election, about why the British left cannot simply bury its head in the sand over the dangerous politicisation of race and class.
'English Nationalism is the Real Threat' says former Ulster Unionist Leader
Brexit is a fault line which has triggered a realignment of loyalties in the island of Ireland – will Northern Ireland be left behind by English nationalism?
Brexit and the Fracturing of British Identity: A Warning From Ireland
Hardeep Matharu speaks to acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness about where the nationalist Brexit project being trumpeted by Boris Johnson could end up
This is My England, and Yours: Reclaiming Englishness
Now that English Nationalism has been unleashed, Peter Jukes argues that we must all try to restore England's buried civic tolerance and historic diversity.
The English Dream: Boris Johnson's 'Noblesse Oblige', Fake Charm and Pantomime Bluster
Bonnie Greer on why the Prime Minister's victory is symbolic of an English consciousness reawakening.
Farewell and Be Safe, Sweet Britain
Dutch travelling writer Chris Keulemans reflects on his shock and sadness at seeing a once great nation fatally fracture itself.
Brexitannia: The British Identity Crisis
Brexit has become an identity conflict in Britain. It is Danny Boyle’s London Olympics Opening Ceremony versus the Last Night of the Proms. Where do we go from here?
How My Punjabi Immigrant New Labour-Supporting Parents were Charmed by Boris Johnson
Hardeep Matharu reflects on the personal story of her parents' political shift towards the right – and what it might represent about Britain as a whole.
A Full Moon Election
Poet Salena Godden with a personal reflection ahead of tomorrow's General Election.
The Re-Emergence of English Nationalism Defines Brexit
Film-maker Sheridan Flynn explores English identity through an Irish lens and what Britain can learn from Ireland about how the divisions of Brexit can ever be healed.
How Politicians Talk To You: Oven-Ready Rhetoric during the General Election
Luke Murphy dissects the slogans of the General Election 2019 and what they reveal about class, empire, royalty and racism in Britain today.
Brexit Britain's Mental State: Time to Bring on the Shrinks
Fiona O'Connor on the Sado-Populism of Boris Johnson and how Britain is suffering from a suicidal form of 'weak Fascism'.