History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The Odeon of Death takes a look at the week's events through the medium of cinema.
Poet Salena Godden reflects on the life and passing of the inspirational Toni Morrison.
Byline Times' regular cartoonist, who has worked with homeless people and experienced periods of homelessness himself, continues his picture essay on Manchester from street level.
Mike Stuchbery on how terrible moments of devastation can be overcome with creativity and vision.