History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Salena Godden writes her third episode of 'Pessimism is for Lightweights' about a testing week that had a precious moment of solidarity
Mike Stuchbery on a renaissance artist who overcame the predatory sexism of her day and survives as an emblem of feminist persistence.
The Count of the Saxon Shore on why 'the North Remembers'. It was the original source of a progressive, articulate English identity.