A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Sarah Dunant on the thorny relationship between culture and the money that supports it.
Fri 15 Mar 2019
Zia Haider Rahman on why Brexit has made him feel closer to Britain.
Fri 8 Mar 2019
AL Kennedy on why we can’t afford to despair.
Fri 1 Mar 2019
Tom Shakespeare on why we are in urgent need of a bit of plain speaking.
Fri 22 Feb 2019
AL Kennedy on TV's tendency to focus on disappearing parts of our national life.
Fri 15 Feb 2019
AL Kennedy on how the British sense of humour is standing up to our political woes.
Fri 8 Feb 2019
Will Self asks why our relationship with our bodies has become such a distant one.
Fri 1 Feb 2019
Stella Tillyard argues that the sea - long forgotten - is beginning to reassert itself.
Fri 25 Jan 2019
Val McDermid argues that referendums have had a devastating effect on our political system
Fri 18 Jan 2019
Linda Colley asks if - eventually - Brexit could be the modernizing force the UK needs.
Fri 11 Jan 2019
Stella Tillyard ponders whether we are freeing ourselves from the grip of 'things'.
Sun 6 Jan 2019
Tom Shakespeare on the near impossible task of remembering online passwords.
Fri 28 Dec 2018
Howard Jacobson on the joys of city parks.
Fri 21 Dec 2018
Howard Jacobson on the Cult of Self.
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Will Self on why personal finance is an utterly alien concept.
Fri 7 Dec 2018
Will Self ponders what we should say to our children about global warming.
Fri 30 Nov 2018
Roger Scruton argues that political correctness is the ultimate source of our conflicts.
Fri 23 Nov 2018
Stella Tillyard on why history no longer seems an adequate guide to our present.
Fri 16 Nov 2018
Howard Jacobson's very tricky dilemma... which of his possessions can he throw away?
Fri 9 Nov 2018
Michael Morpurgo ponders our future connection with the First World War.
Fri 2 Nov 2018
Howard Jacobson on the politics of clothes.
Fri 26 Oct 2018
Stella Tillyard reflects on how we bury and remember our dead.
Fri 19 Oct 2018
Howard Jacobson on the end of mooching as a way of life.
Fri 12 Oct 2018
Howard Jacobson reflects on maleness in the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh story.
Fri 5 Oct 2018
Val McDermid on why mass tourism is destroying the very thing we crave when we travel.
Fri 28 Sep 2018
Val McDermid on Sadiq Khan's plans to tackle knife crime.
Fri 21 Sep 2018
Val McDermid argues that crime fiction is not really about murder at all.
Fri 14 Sep 2018
Adam Gopnik examines the issues raised by the row between Serena Williams and an umpire.
Fri 7 Sep 2018
Adam Gopnik on why the prefixes we use speak volumes.
Fri 31 Aug 2018
Will Self tells the story of what happened to a friend in a psychiatric hospital.
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