The Vultures of Culture Aug. 2, 2019
Will Self bemoans the growing commoditisation of culture in the public sector.
Leaving Florence July 26, 2019
Sarah Dunant on why she's abandoned her beloved city of Florence.
British Populism and Brexit July 19, 2019
John Gray asks if a no-deal Brexit is the only way out of current events.
The Language of Leaving July 12, 2019
Howard Jacobson sets out to take back sovereignty... over words.
My People July 5, 2019
Taking his lead from Duke Ellington, Amit Chaudhuri asks, what do we mean by 'my people'?
Distributing Status June 28, 2019
David Goodhart argues that earlier eras have much to teach us about group solidarity.
A Knight in Shining Armour? June 21, 2019
Linda Colley discusses the cult of charismatic leaders and why they never properly deliver
Refugee Tales June 14, 2019
Monica Ali on the UK's use of immigration detention centres and indefinite detention.
Simply a Writer June 7, 2019
Monica Ali explores the challenges faced by writers of colour.
Dangerous places, libraries May 31, 2019
Val McDermid on why public libraries must be kept open.
Democracy is not in crisis May 24, 2019
David Goodhart on why he believes democracy - far from being in crisis - is thriving.
Tackling homelessness May 10, 2019
Val McDermid ponders how we can fix homelessness.
What Would Darwin Do? May 3, 2019
Rebecca Stott imagines a conversation with Darwin about our environmental concerns
Get Mad, Then Get Over It! April 26, 2019
Sarah Dunant proposes a National Anger Day – a catharsis to help us all be less… angry!
After the Fire April 19, 2019
Joanna Robertson reflects from Paris on the days after the Notre Dame fire.
Automation...and a packet of frozen peas April 12, 2019
AL Kennedy reflects on why automation needs to be governed by human needs and strengths.
On Holding Forth April 5, 2019
Rebecca Stott on her pet hate – being talked AT!
Brexit: Failure to compromise March 29, 2019
John Gray reflects on where British politics goes from here.
Where there's muck there's art March 22, 2019
Sarah Dunant on the thorny relationship between culture and the money that supports it.
So Many Kinds of Britons: Who Knew? March 15, 2019
Zia Haider Rahman on why Brexit has made him feel closer to Britain.