Category: culture

Lost in the 21st Century

Consumerism has broken its promise. Perhaps now we can begin to reconnect. Read more.

A Small and Shuffling Life

Why, in this age of freedom, are we so confined? And what can we do to reclaim our lives? Read more.

Geriatric Delinquents

How my friend’s grandfather went rogue – my second winter’s tale for the festive season. Read more.

Civilisation is Boring

We are pre-tuned to the natural world; wired to respond to nature. Read more.

Cat Flap in Paris

The mythical tiger pursued by helicopters and armed gendarmes speaks volumes about what is missing from our lives. Read more.

Better Dead Than Different

Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism Read more.

“Cleansing the Stock”

How our governments now talk about human beings. Read more.

Falling Apart

Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness Read more.

The British Thermopylae

And the case for reintroducing big cats. A weird and wonderful tale. Read more.

Deviant and Proud

Do you feel left out? Perhaps it’s because you refuse to succumb to the competition, envy and fear neoliberalism breeds Read more.

An Ounce of Hope is Worth a Ton of Despair

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda. Read more.

The Values Ratchet

How to ensure that nations slide ever further into selfishness, and ever further to the right. Read more.

Destroyer of Worlds

New research suggests there was no state of grace: for two million years humankind has been the natural world’s nemesis. Read more.

Addicted to Comfort

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chainstores. Read more.

Dead Zone

A shocking new bill threatens to make this country feel like a giant shopping mall. Read more.

One Rolex Short of Contentment

Materialism promises satisfaction. It delivers despair. Read more.

Obstinate Questionings

The Lake District’s bid for World Heritage status shows just what a mess conservation is in. Read more.

Resource Testeria

Promoting extractive industries is seen by politicians as a proper, manly pursuit, even if it makes no sense. Read more.

The Culture of Nature

The ignorance and philistinism of those who attack nature lovers knows no bounds. Read more.

The Never-Spotted Leopard

Are repeated sightings of non-existent big cats evidence of a yearning for a wilder life? Read more.