History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
REVIEW: White Riot - Why We Need a New Rock Against Racism
To celebrate this evening's digital screening of White Riot, Chris Sullivan recalls the formation of the anti-Nazi movement and explores its continuing relevance.
The Year of Living Distantly: The Architecture of a Post-Viral Society
If you want to know how to deal with social isolation and limited horizons, there are experts already among us explains Vida Adamczewski.
The Coronavirus Crisis: 'Following the Science?' – Boris Johnson and his Government Should Look in the Mirror
The Secret Scientist starts her new insider series for Byline Times by reminding us that there is not just 'one science', and its validity rests on constant probing and peer review.
The Year of Living Distantly: Paranoia in Cornwall
Alex Wade on how his plans to move abroad were stymied by the pandemic, and how an abandoned cottage and a missing book delivery revealed the rupture in time.
Why Every Zombie Apocalypse Movie Was Wrong
In light of the realities of COVID-19, Peter Jukes explores what our myths about pandemics and alien invasions told us about sorry selves.
Could COVID-19 Bring with it a New Inclusive Englishness?
Former MP John Denham considers the return of the nation state, British myths and how the Coronavirus crisis could help forge a new national story for England.
The Emptiness of Trump's Relentless Pursuit of Beauty
Bonnie Greer explores what is driving the US President in his quest to create the world around him in his vision.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think More About Why We Imprison So Many People?
Duncan Campbell discusses how the words 'lockdown' and 'stir-crazy" were an all too familiar reality for a section of our society long before the Coronavirus pandemic appeared.
Disappearing Cities: Soho — Gangsters, artists, brothels and landlords
Chris Sullivan, the founder of the famous Wag Club, looks at the history of London's Soho district and how greed and acquisition replaced art and conviviality.
Hymns to the Silence: Music and Solace in a Time of Crisis
The composer Howard Goodall looks at how music has helped to express, escape and mourn previous traumas, and provides his own playlist to pass the pandemic.
The Coronavirus Crisis: It Was There For All to See in the £20 Notes – Wasn't it?
Otto English explains how nations that start by normalising conspiracy theories end up having their phone masts burned down
The Ungrateful Country
First published in 2016 in The Good Immigrant, a book bringing together writers exploring what it means to be black, Asian and minority ethnic today, in this essay, Musa Okwonga explores his complex relationship with Britain – and himself.
Five Weeks of Italian Lockdown: Welcome to Your Future
As Italy enters the fifth week of lockdown, Kamin Mohammadi gives the rest of the world some insights into what happens next.
The Year of Living Distantly: We Were Boxed In Before Lockdown
Byline Times' Editor Hardeep Matharu reflects on some of the profound questions raised by the Coronavirus pandemic and how we have been living our lives.
From Hot Florida to a Frozen Canada: A Coronavirus Odyssey
Chris Blask narrates an epic transcontinental journey with his family, a Labrador, Turtle and a Parakeet in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic