History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
What are the consequences of handing over life and death decisions to a machine in combat, even with tokenistic human oversight?
Willem Dafoe's performance as Van Gogh is "beyond brilliant" says Chris Sullivan, who ponders whether creativity is always close to madness.
Digital platforms greed and lack of support for music artists knows no boundaries and remains suspiciously concealed from the general public…
John Cleese wonders why Trump supporters are not terrified by his ramblings. And then the awful truth dawns...
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.
The tolerance and acceptable of 1980s Britain is to be admired far more than Dallas, big shoulder pads and synth pop, says Chris Sullivan.