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.
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.
Brussels will spring a twin track attack on us this Christmas: Brexit and Sprouts – but Hardeep Singh Kohli has a recipe for success (for one of them at least).
After a tumultuous year politically and personally for Mike Stuchbery, he reminds how humans have survived the darkest hours.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Hardeep Matharu speaks to acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness about where the nationalist Brexit project being trumpeted by Boris Johnson could end up
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.
Bonnie Greer on why the Prime Minister's victory is symbolic of an English consciousness reawakening.
'Lies Won, Truth Lost': Can the Nobel Prize Committee Really Separate a Handke's Fiction from his Genocide Denying Politics?
Chris Keulemans on how the Nobel Prize for Peter Handke shows that literature is always political when you're rewriting history.
Dutch travelling writer Chris Keulemans reflects on his shock and sadness at seeing a once great nation fatally fracture itself.
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?
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.