History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The Upside Down: Why We Underestimate Fungi at Our Peril
Perhaps it is the atavistic fear of something growing inside us and consuming us from within that makes us feel so ambivalent towards fungi, writes John Mitchinson
‘Hanif Kureishi and the Touch of Forced Intimacy’
Stefano Goodman explains how impairment can lead to sudden physical reliance on strangers – and how this shapes our personalities