History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The Toll of Empty Nationalism – The Brexit Bell Ends
As Big Ben (doesn't) count down to 'Brexit Day' on 31 January, Otto English considers how Britain fell into the grip of a petty nationalism, warned against by the world's greatest physicist.
The Dangers of Politainment: The Laurence Fox Affair
Otto English delves into the privileged actor's descent into normalising hate and considers what purpose it may serve.
Boris Johnson Will 'Play the Nationalist Card' to Stay in Power, Gordon Brown Warns
The former Prime Minister said in a speech that he agrees with George Orwell's distinction between "patriotism" and "nationalism" and fears the Union of the UK could be over without fundamental constitutional reform.
R.I.P. The Great White Man
Bonnie Greer on what Prince Harry and Laurence Fox's different approaches to the world in which we live tell us about privilege, race and hierarchy – and the distinction between the White Man and the white man.