History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
SCIENCE HOOKER: Learning to Kill
What are the consequences of handing over life and death decisions to a machine in combat, even with tokenistic human oversight?
FILM REVIEW: At Eternity’s Gate
Willem Dafoe's performance as Van Gogh is "beyond brilliant" says Chris Sullivan, who ponders whether creativity is always close to madness.
Spotify and YouTube Fight To Keep Artists' Royalties Ridiculously Low
Digital platforms greed and lack of support for music artists knows no boundaries and remains suspiciously concealed from the general public…
'Ramblin' Donald: Why 7,000 Republicans Could Never be Wrong
John Cleese wonders why Trump supporters are not terrified by his ramblings. And then the awful truth dawns...
Stuchbery's Histories: What Regiswindis Teaches Us
Mike Stuchbery takes a brief holiday from the tensions of the here and now to wonder why all those lives of the saints tend to end quite badly.
Why are Young People So Bothered about the '80s?
The tolerance and acceptable of 1980s Britain is to be admired far more than Dallas, big shoulder pads and synth pop, says Chris Sullivan.