Tom Smith on the East German Military's fascination with its soldiers' sexuality
Comrades in Arms
'Bedford, do you call this thing a coat?' The history of the three-piece suit
Sarah Goldsmith on an immortal trio jacket, waistcoat and trousers.
The Hard Man in the Call Centre
Alistair Fraser on the fates and fortunes of Glaswegian tough guys.
Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass
Pianist Stephen Hough on Wigmore Hall and how its 'shoebox' design catches the ear.
Novelist Melissa Harrison on the joy of 'sleeping with books' at Gladstone's Library.
Andrew Hurley on the haunting qualities of a 17th-century manor house near Preston.
Travel writer Phoebe Smith on Hafod Eryri and the chutzpah of building on mountains.
Nikesh Shukla on Watershed in Bristol and how it helped him fall in love with the city.
Glasgow School of Art
Author Louise Welsh reflects on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art.
Rochdale Town Hall
Novelist Beth Underdown on Rochdale Town Hall.
Malcolm's Place, Uig, Isle of Lewis
Author James Rebanks, the Lake District shepherd, talks about Malcolm's place in Uig.
The writer Bridget Collins takes us backstage to Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.
Rame Head Chapel
The author Natasha Carthew on Rame Head Chapel, near Whitsand Bay, Cornwall.
Under the Influence
Jon Boden on the influence of apocalyptic science-fiction on him as a folk singer.
New Generation Thinkers
Philip Roscoe asks whether our expectations of the lone entrepreneur are unrealistic.
Emma Rice reveals the influences that stamp her work as a theatre director.
Parallels and Paradoxes
Shahidha Bari examines the ideas behind the founding of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Shobana Jeyasingh on how different dance traditions inform her choreography.
Light in the Dark
Alexandra Harris explores the history of artificial light through literary sources.
Photographer and artist Tom Hunter on the impact that Vermeer has had on his work.
Looking beyond the Dead
Zoe Norridge ask why photos of Africa fix perceptions of the continent at its worst times.
Indian-born choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh reflects on the influences shaping her dances.
The Canon of Comics
Jon Adams compares the work of modern comic book enthusiasts to ancient biblical scholars.
Wynne Evans chats to Katherine Whitaker, Wales' first-ever female arm-wrestling referee.
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland.
Grant Hutchison and Andy Monaghan; TRNSMT festival
The Girl Who Cried Wolf perform live music and Paul English and Jen Imrie review TRNSMT.
An intimate portrait of Kurt Wagner, singer and creative force behind US band Lambchop.
Marcelle d'Argy Smith and Barry Cunliffe
Marcelle d'Argy Smith, Barry Cunliffe and Sue MacGregor discuss their favourite reads.