Modern Life

Bibliophiles Beware: Online Prices Are A Lottery

The internet bookselling market appears to be based on nothing more than whim

The Age Of Cult Politics

New media technologies allow us to listen only to those we agree with. Journalists must fight that tendency

The Tipping Point

Curt Schilling was suspended over a tweet which compared the percentage of extremist Muslims to that of fervent Nazis — but research shows that to change the mainstream, only a small minority need be committed to an idea.

Email Etiquette

Emails are a sphere of communication which is crying out for the imposition of regular form

Close Encounters

Catcalling isn't so bad — until it crosses the line

Nazis And Narcissism

‘Is the transformation of Kim Jong-un into an ugly minor celebrity, whom everyone can laugh at, our way of coping — or a demonstration of a barbarous flippancy?’

Snakes In The Grass

‘Trigger warnings are not merely tools for censoring febrile material for the few, but a complaint about the dominance of Western thought'

Escape The Heat: Head To London’s Crow’s Nests

Ignore the advice of the freesheets handed out on the Tube. Why visit the hot spots in a city full of cool panoramic sanctuaries?   

Sentimental Nihilism And Popular Culture

Commercial art forms may yet save the Western tradition from its propensity to self-destruction

Denying The Deniers

What could have been a skewering of our censorious times is merely a missed opportunity

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"
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