History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
WORD OF THE WEEK: stratagemous (adj.) consisting of or succeeding by underhand schemes or strategies
consisting of or succeeding by underhand schemes or strategies
Alt-Right Bantz: Satire-Bros and Ho, Ho, Hos…
Katy Brand takes a withering look at Dankula, Benjamin, Batten and Galloway and how comedy seems to have been co-opted by authoritarians.
In the Smoke of Notre Dame: To all the Churches I've Loved
As the embers cool in the devastated sections of Notre Dame de Paris and the world comes together to restore it, it seems a good time to reflect on the effect that historic churches and cathedrals have had on my own life.
Nashville: Live Your Country Music Fantasy
Everything in moderation - including moderation! Kyle Taylor prescribes a trip to Nashville for anyone who has had too much of not enough.
THE UPSIDE DOWN: Is Alexander Dugin Putin's Brain?
John Mitchinson on the ideologue who revived 'Eurasianism'. Is Dugin really the Rasputin behind a more aggressive Kremlin? Or is he another post-truth prank?