History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The Year of Living Distantly: The Cost of Love
John Lubbock describes his enforced separation from his wife during the COVID-19 pandemic, which he believes lays bare once more the hostile environment the UK has cultivated.
The Year of Living Distantly: The Stuff that Happens Somewhere Else
Christina Patterson explores how she is coming to terms with our terrible new reality – and the snatches of beauty within it.
Postcards from the Red Wall: A Town with Contradictions
Graham Williamson visits Doncaster, which voted to Leave the EU by 69% in 2016, and welcomed a Conservative MP to one of its constituencies in the 2019 General Election.
The Herd Instinct and 'Herd Immunity': The Etiology of a Bad Idea
The science didn't change – the politics did. Peter Jukes follows an inflammatory and disastrous theory as it spread rapidly through the British body politic.
Fiction in the Age of Fake News
After 40 years as a theatre director and author, Stephen Unwin sees the avant-garde as powerless against the Alt-Right and argues we need a new respect for reality.
Postcards from the Red Wall: The Other Baker Street
83% in one suburb of Middlesborough voted to Leave the EU. But Graham Williamson sees self-sufficiency and a new spirit despite stereotypes of 'Northern Towns'.