Sick of the so-called beautiful game and pushed into the arms of another sport: How I looked past the ceremony and silliness of NFL, and came to appreciate this astonishing game
Illusions of a cosy, blameless past are having a profound impact on the present: From the echoed empire of Brexit and the misty-eyed war cry of Make America Great Again, through to the Stone Age ideology of radical Islam. What makes retrotopia so appealing?
Hello Kitty tattoos, adult coloring books: Grown-ups acting like kids is an annoying trend, with worrying implications for electoral politics. Continue reading
“A genius is the one most like himself”: Thelonious Monk’s typically incisive statement is a fascinating lens through which to consider genius in jazz music. Here are three jazz moments that resonate with an astonishing unity of person and performance. Continue reading
Media figures are clamouring to scrutinise Gen Y: But do generation categories really make sense, or are they an illusion promoted to facilitate dehumanising rhetoric – and generate advertising revenue. Continue reading