History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
'Dark Waters': Bringing A Corporation To Account
Chris Sullivan reviews a new film exploring corporate destruction and greed and the tenacity of lawyers and litigants to achieve accountability and justice.
Fowl Play: How US Chicken Imports will Pollute Britain's Poor
Since joining the EU British food has gone from bog-awful to top-notch, but Otto English reveals how a US Trade deal will unravel 40 years of progress.
'Downstream of Culture': How Identity Politics Swept Labour Away
While the right has turned politics into a culture war, the left has yet to tackle the politics of culture, says Hardeep Matharu.
From Sunderland to the Bullingdon Club: Englishness Unravelled
Unsatisfied with George Orwell's description of patriotism, John Mitchinson digs deep into his own personal history to untangle the complex roots of his Englishness.
THE UPSIDE DOWN: Reasons to be Cheerful
John Mitchinson sets out why the Greek philosopher Epicurus' legacy has been claimed by hedonism but actually represents the opposite and is so relevant for our anxious times.
'Greed' is Good: A Fast, Funny and Infuriating Take on the Emptiness of Acquisition
Chris Sullivan reviews a new comedy drama based on one of Britain's most controversial modern businessmen.
EXCLUSIVE History and the Cult of Victory: The Kremlin’s Revisionist "Soft Power"
As Putin rewrites the past in order to control the future, Kseniya Kirillova reveals what it tells us about Russia’s strategic goals.
EXCLUSIVE What Carrie Did Next: Chapter One
The first chapter of the secret memoirs of the first lady of the United Kingdom (FLOTUK). As told to Otto English...
Eugenics was Behind Some of the Policy Disasters of the 20th Century
Samir Jeraj considers the role British elites gave to eugenics as a deeply flawed method of providing the nation with a healthy stock of soldiers.
'Why Does Anyone Young Want to Elect Bernie Sanders for President?'
Bonnie Greer remembers her Baby Boomer past and wonders what happened to a healthy disrespect for your elders.
THE UPSIDE DOWN: Mongrel Tongue – Is English Really So Special?
John Mitchinson on why we should celebrate the success of the flexibility of the English language which enables its richness.
Eugenics and the Intellectuals
Stephen Unwin explores how some of the most civilised and intelligent thinkers have supported one of the most dark and barbaric philosophies in modern history.
From Sajid Javid to Rishi Sunak: Boris Johnson's New Version of the Old Colonial ‘Divide and Rule’ Game
Hardeep Matharu explores what the rise of Conservative ethnic minority politicians reveals about the party's approach to race and diversity.
A Streetcar Named Desire's Steamy Case For Ending Tuition Fees
Chris Sullivan reviews the 1951 classic and finds a compelling case for abolishing tuition fees before more young people's talents are wasted.
Hardeep's Food For Thought: Gooseberry – Fool for Love
Hardeep Singh Kohli provides a recipe to help restore platonic love.