History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The Odeon of Death Film Review: Back to the Future
In the first of our new series, The Odeon of Death takes a look at the week's events through the medium of cinema.
WORD OF THE WEEK: Bloviate
(v.) to talk boastfully or pompously; to talk without actually saying anything meaningful
King Offa of Mercia: Rejoining Europe and a Currency Union
As hustings are held throughout the country as part of that morbidly parochial spectacle that is the Tory leadership contest, the Count of the Saxon shore remembers the internationalism that was always part of the regional nature of English identity.
THIRTY YEARS OF RAVE: The Police, Ecstasy and Mrs Thatcher
WAG Club founder and DJ Chris Sullivan reminisces and riffs about the rave scene of the late 80s
Liam Gallagher's Been Pontificating on Knife Crime – But has he Heard of the 'Dunning Kruger Effect'?
Otto English on why celebrities, who know very little about the political issues they are offering views on, should stick to their métier.
The Seven Kingdoms of the North that Shaped Britain's role in Europe
The Count of the Saxon Shore on the Anglo-Saxon arguments about independence and internationalism over a religious customs union with Europe.