History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Infection & Revolution: What Can We Learn from the 1918 'Spanish Flu'?
From economic aftershocks to social unrest, racial discrimination and healthcare inequality, Otto English predicts a pandemic will transform this century just as it did the last
Building on the Rubble — The Memorials of Stuttgart
Mike Stuchbery explains how, rather than mute statues, Germany has a much more dynamic dialogue with its traumatic imperial past
Racism in Britain: A Dark Legacy of Political Betrayal
When Britain's politicians swore to make racial equality a reality and did not deliver, they compromised democracy itself, writes Brian Cathcart
OUR LIVES MATTER: An Education in Institutional Racism
In the first of Byline Times’ new series dedicated to giving a platform to new voices of colour, Cheryl Diane Parkinson shares her experiences of confronting structural prejudice within schools
Tear Down the Tyrants, Reappraise the Past
As the Black Lives Matter movement removes a symbol of slavery and Empire from the heart of Bristol, Otto English explains why misplaced reverence for these relics of a shameful past has had its time