Category: culture

The Dawning

How I caught a glimpse, through the unlikely medium of roadkill, of what lies beneath.

The Abuses of Enchantment

The cruelties of factory farming shelter behind a fairytale image, promoted by advertisers and children’s authors.

Geriatric Delinquents

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

Cat Flap in Paris

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

Better Dead Than Different

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

Falling Apart

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

Deviant and Proud

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

The Values Ratchet

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

Destroyer of Worlds

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

Dead Zone

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

Obstinate Questionings

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