Howard Jacobson on the joys of city parks. Read more
Howard Jacobson on the joys of city parks.
The Online Password
Tom Shakespeare on the near impossible task of remembering online passwords.
Have we reached Peak Stuff?
Stella Tillyard ponders whether we are freeing ourselves from the grip of 'things'.
Brexit and the English Revolution
Linda Colley asks if - eventually - Brexit could be the modernizing force the UK needs.
The trouble with referendums
Val McDermid argues that referendums have had a devastating effect on our political system
The Sea Is Back
Stella Tillyard argues that the sea - long forgotten - is beginning to reassert itself.
The Organ Recital
Will Self asks why our relationship with our bodies has become such a distant one.
Humour that's worth its name
AL Kennedy on how the British sense of humour is standing up to our political woes.
Cookery shows...and hungry people
AL Kennedy on TV's tendency to focus on disappearing parts of our national life.
Calling a spade a spade
Tom Shakespeare on why we are in urgent need of a bit of plain speaking.
A Sense of Chaos
AL Kennedy on why we can’t afford to despair.
So Many Kinds of Britons: Who Knew?
Zia Haider Rahman on why Brexit has made him feel closer to Britain.
Where there's muck there's art
Sarah Dunant on the thorny relationship between culture and the money that supports it.
Brexit: Failure to compromise
John Gray reflects on where British politics goes from here.
On Holding Forth
Rebecca Stott on her pet hate – being talked AT!
Automation...and a packet of frozen peas
AL Kennedy reflects on why automation needs to be governed by human needs and strengths.
After the Fire
Joanna Robertson reflects from Paris on the days after the Notre Dame fire.
Get Mad, Then Get Over It!
Sarah Dunant proposes a National Anger Day – a catharsis to help us all be less… angry!
What Would Darwin Do?
Rebecca Stott imagines a conversation with Darwin about our environmental concerns
Rebecca Stott imagines a conversation with Darwin about our environmental concerns.
Val McDermid ponders how we can fix homelessness.
Democracy is not in crisis
David Goodhart on why he believes democracy - far from being in crisis - is thriving.
Dangerous places, libraries
Val McDermid on why public libraries must be kept open.
Simply a Writer
Monica Ali explores the challenges faced by writers of colour.
Monica Ali on the UK's use of immigration detention centres and indefinite detention.
A Knight in Shining Armour?
Linda Colley discusses the cult of charismatic leaders and why they never properly deliver
David Goodhart argues that earlier eras have much to teach us about group solidarity.
Taking his lead from Duke Ellington, Amit Chaudhuri asks, what do we mean by 'my people'?
The Language of Leaving
Howard Jacobson sets out to take back sovereignty... over words.
British Populism and Brexit
John Gray asks if a no-deal Brexit is the only way out of current events.
Sarah Dunant on why she's abandoned her beloved city of Florence.