At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jingping delivered a speech that lasted for 3 hours and 23 minutes. In it he set out his ‘China Dream’. It was time, he said, for his nation to transform itself into ‘a mighty force’ that could lead the world on political, […]
History will be accessed by those who still read, those who let words on a touched page dance in their head.
Now that we’re all visible and connected who’s manipulating who?
Miéville’s novel as a door to aporetic space.
Life in the interregnum years.
When an artist/writer/performer meets that breaking point…
Profound uncertainy and the abyssal commute.
There are new Droogs on the block and they’re taking no prisoners
He was not appreciated
Magpie culture and the freedom to be.
Amidst the financial meltdown of the United Kingdom and its political chaos – the two may well be linked – the parlous state of education in the UK may seem a lesser problem. But are we not falling behind much of the rest of the world because of the way our education system, much like […]
We are now on the eve of one of the most discussed and fractious elections in the last fifty years. We have a leader of the main opposition whose own party was trying to hound him out just four months ago . The sections of the electorate most likely to respond to the new ideological […]
A message to the creative community. Seems like the Left got lazy. As liberalism got liberally spread through societal channels the accepted ‘norm’ shifted and gave us gay marriage, trans-rights, paralympian role models and a host of other progressive symbols that conservatives of all persuasions would previously have laughed off the table. The western world […]
2016. For a year that began with the death of David Bowie and ended with the election of Donald Trump to the White House the rabbit hole has truly opened. Some might say that the events of 2016 have answered questions that were posed by the darkness of events in 2001, others that questions for […]
Throughout the ages mankind has had to cope with change. New rules, new laws, new discoveries. New faiths. New ideas. In more recent history there has been foreign travel, with its accompanying new foods and new materials. The arrival of train travel broadened horizons. The industrial revolution made massive changes to the lives of working […]
It started with Michael Gove, a T shirt and the New Scientist…
Noam Chomsky interview.
Read a partial transcript and watch the film of our meeting with the linguist and social critic →
Donald Trump could be elected the most powerful man in the world… so laugh yourself to Trumpageddon. Simon Jay at the Edinburgh Fringe →