The Wars of the Roses released

28th June 2016

A nation split in two, bitter struggles over national identity and the country's relationship with Europe, factional fighting for control of the ruling party, roiling discontent barely suppressed in the streets... This is England in 2016, perhaps, and most certainly England more

Sunday links

26th June 2016

Inevitably much of this week's reading has been dominated by the many excellent pieces about the referendum and its fall-out (especially from the Guardian, which has been playing a blinder), but here are links to a selection of other bits more

A good end for ‘The Good Wife’

25th June 2016

DO NOT READ THIS POST (OR LOOK AT IMAGE ABOVE) IF YOU INTEND TO WATCH THE GOOD WIFE S7 E22. My chosen method of coping with the hideous, disastrous events of Friday was not to resort to alcohol or other mind-numbing substance, more

The King and President Nixon

22nd June 2016

Linda Zuck writes: Friday sees the release in the UK of Elvis and Nixon. Starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey, practiced presidential impersonator, as Nixon, the film is the truly bizarre story of the day in December more

TV tower: Kaknastornet

17th June 2016

To Stockholm for meetings with colleagues on the 2-IMMERSE research project, and to dinner on the 28th floor of the television tower known as Kaknastornet. This truly splendid example of 1960s brutalism is 155 metres tall and remains a major hub more