History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
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.