History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
When will we Return to the Hope we had when the Berlin Wall Fell 30 Years Ago?
Otto English recalls what it was like growing up in a world where the threat of the Cold War loomed large – and the surprise and optimism when, one day, this came to an end.
THE UPSIDE DOWN: Making Better People – Why Eugenics Refuses to Die
Even if we could make fitter, cleverer humans, would that make them more valuable people?
Odeon of Death: The Twat in the Hat
(With apologies to Theodor Geisel) Who's that creeping in the fog?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: A Relic of the Past, A Danger to the Future
Musa Okwonga explores the controversial Conservative politician's popularity and what it represents about modern England.
The 2008 Financial Crisis Paved the Way for Brexit – Why Don’t We Talk About it Anymore?
A decade ago, the financial crisis presented the most pivotal economic, political and social moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We need to examine its effects if we are to learn lessons in Brexit Britain.
The Strange Death of Middle Class England
As part of the March of the Oligarchs series, Stephen Colegrave looks at the impact of the super rich on the English middle class.