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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
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"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above