21 March 2016

Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility

A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.

12 January 2016

Bowie and the shrinking sense of possibility

Bowie’s rise and demise speak to a crisis of cultural freedom.

27 November 2015

The culture war on Christianity

The banning of the Lord’s Prayer ad shows traditional values are on their knees.

11 August 2015

Labour’s welfarism isn’t working

Labour has become the party of benefits claimants and public-sector workers.

22 June 2015

Authoritarians in search of meaning

The UK’s devolved parliaments have become shockingly illiberal.

29 May 2015

Joy Division: transmissions from an edgier era

The nostalgia for Eighties alt culture reflects how pale public life is today.

24 April 2015

The PC terror of the Twittermob

Jon Ronson finds something nasty lurking in the eye of the Twitterstorm.