History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
New York City: A Theory of Evolution
Chris Sullivan remembers the run-down, experimental and sleazy New York of punk, hip hop and disco – the creative epicentre of the world, suffocated in recent years by big developers, greed and rent hikes. But could COVID-19 signal a return to its innovative and more humanistic edge?
The Upside Down: Why the Poetry of Claudia Rankine is Essential Reading for Right Now
John Mitchinson considers how the author combines the integrity of an investigative journalist with a rhetorical urgency in a timely exploration of whiteness
The Illusionists of Hope can be Defeated with the Real Thing
Reverend Joe Haward considers how a dedication to rooting out corruption and accepting the realities of the present can provide an engine for change