Culture

Our curated articles offering new takes on the big themes and questions in our culture. Plus reviews of books, film, media and experiences. Culture is one of four key themes covered by Seen & Unseen.

Column
  1. Character
  2. Culture
A collage of famous, rich, people such as King Charles, Elton John and others.
What are we to make of this quite nauseating spectacle?
4min read
Column
  1. Change
  2. Character
A office worker wearing headphones looks out of a hectic and loud office space around which people are moving
Seeing the good qualities in others lifts them, benefits us, and makes the world better.
1min read
Article
  1. Culture
  2. Film & TV
Two men in Tudor clothing converse in a street
What works, and doesn’t, translating from page to screen.
4min read
Review
  1. Art
  2. Culture
a painting shows Bengali celebrants of a Eucharist.
Portraying family, memories and counterpoints.
5min read
Podcast
  1. Culture
  2. Podcasts
A guest on a podcast, gesture in front of a microphone.
Joshua talks with Belle and Justin about creativity and the music industry.
1min read
Podcast
  1. Culture
  2. Podcasts
An enthusiastic hiker stands in front of a view down a valley, smiling and holding his backpack straps.
Zeal, reform, and weaponised words.
1min read
Explainer
  1. Culture
  2. Film & TV
Davros, an alien leader sits in the lower half of a Dalek.
The fan debate on associating disability with evil lacks nuance.
5min read
Podcast
  1. Culture
  2. Podcasts
A fierce looking man walks at the head of a phalanx of suited men.
Bullies in politics, marriage as martyrdom, and VAR stealing the joy.
1min read
Review
  1. Books
  2. Culture
A child sits atop a bunk bed holding a phone in front.
Haidt's diagnosis of a 'doomed' youth is off. Instead, we should learn from them.
6min read
Review
  1. Art
  2. Culture
William Blake's illustration of God squatting down to create with his hair and beard blown to one side
A new exhibition focuses on seekers of spiritual regeneration and national revival.
5min read
Review
  1. Culture
  2. Music
Hand-written poetry on a page
Romanticism: ruining lives since 1800. And we love it.
6min read
Essay
  1. Culture
  2. Middle East
Three members of the Oman Shura sit in it's chamber and hold their hands in prayer
Should we insist on democracy in the Gulf?
7min read