History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Is Murdoch’s New Radio Station Part of Dominic Cummings’ Onslaught on his ‘Mortal Enemy’ the BBC?
Ellin Stein considers whether Times Radio could be part of a wider campaign against public service broadcasting in the UK
The Ideology of Sacrifice Conditioning Us Must End
Reverend Joe Haward explores how the political narrative of struggle and fear, enforced through market-driven ideology, needs to be replaced with one placing humanity at the centre again.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 Message Exploits a Long-Established Culture of Individualism
Jon Bailes explores why the Government may have changed its Coronavirus messaging to 'Stay Alert' and how this represents the tenets of a culture in which social problems are blamed on perceived individual failings.
Postcards from the Red Wall: Victory Celebrations for a Nation at War with Itself
Graham Williamson reports on how the COVID-19 phase of the culture wars in Middlesborough are an endless re-run of the 1940s
The Mainstream Media Needs to Give Learning Disabled People their Own Voice
Saba Salman calls on the mainstream media to more accurately reflect the lives of those with learning disabilities and explains how her new book of essays, written by the learning disabled, aims to change the narrative.
The Year of Living Distantly: As Brightness Falls from the Air will Celebrity Survive?
Bonnie Greer muses on how lockdown and social distancing may be making us more remote from the neediness of the famous.
Britain's Chernobyl: COVID-19 and the Cost of Lies
Hardeep Matharu finds echoes of the nuclear explosion that helped end the Soviet Union and the UK's response to COVID-19, which has resulted in one of the highest Coronavirus death rates in the world.
In a Life and Death Crisis, Will the British People Finally Wake-Up to the Reality of Boris Johnson?
Musa Okwonga explains why, despite the Government's objectively scandalous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, those in the UK remain broadly supportive of the Prime Minister.
Stay Alert. Take Back Control. Don't Blame Us
Mike Buckley argues that the UK Government's apparently confusing 'Stay Alert' messaging is actually carefully calibrated to wash their hands of blame.
REVIEW: Michael Moore's Planet of the Humans - 'Heartbreaking Genius of Staggering Over-Simplification'
Rupert Read and Deepak Raghani lament the film's fatalism and argue that there is a 'managed descent' from our current dangerous energy dependencies.
Nerd Immunity and the COVID-19 Infodemic: Contagious Conspiracies
Our Secret Scientist looks why Coronavirus conspiracy theories have gone viral, and suggests new ways we can vaccinate ourselves against disinformation.
Dangerous and Subversive – The Government's New 'Stay Alert' COVID-19 Messaging
Rebecca Welshman detects a disturbing subtext which echoes Boris Johnson's Churchillian rhetoric over the pandemic while shifting blame away from his administration.
Immunology Pioneer's Legacy Threatened by Coronavirus Lockdown
While the Jenner Institute is at the centre of the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, David Hencke explains how a museum dedicated to Edward Jenner is threatened because of the lockdown.
The Year of Living Distantly: Lockdown Shadows of the Mind
Confined to a small urban apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bonnie Greer reflects on her time in the Actors Studio, and how shaming memory brings self-knowledge.
Odeon of Death Film of the Month: Caws
The Odeon of Death takes a look at events through the medium of cinema