Andrew Doyle

Don’t fear the Reaper

We have become reluctant to accept death as an integral part of life. Perhaps coronavirus will give us a more realistic attitude to mortality

The power of pop

Pop music is dependent on repetition, fleeting fashions and youthful idealism—but has an immediacy like no other art form

The complex cruelty of comedy

With comedians coming under pressure to only perform ideologically pure material, can comedy and satire survive?

Looking into the mind’s I

The unreliable narrator as autobiographer

The mark of an educated mind

Schooling underpinned by critical thinking is the bedrock of civilisation. It could save us from today’s infantilised discourse

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"