The last few days saw someone’s career destroyed on the basis of a shaky handheld video, posted by one party to a dispute who clearly had an agenda. We…
Today, I attended a harvest service. The sermon was as you'd expect: about being grateful for what the Lord provides and working towards sharing what w…
I'm reporting to you from the Adriatic - in fact, sitting in a cafe in Split as I write this. Of this part of the world, Winston Churchill once said it…
I’m on a cruise as you read this - I’m writing the day before I leave and will set this to send a few days later (so you, my kind readers, don’t feel a…
Plenty of people are talking about how the pandemic has changed the world of work. If Covid had appeared 20-30 years ago (before Amazon, before Zoom) t…
I have never been what you'd call outdoorsy. I like nature. But I've never worn a North Face fleece, or had any use for a caribiner. And yet something …
Well, to the surprise of few people we've had confirmation this week that Andrew Cuomo is a handsy creep. Men in power turning out to be abusive of the…
Recently I was writing a piece on amusement parks, not the theme parks that are around today, but rather the historic kind that really flourished in th…
When I go to shop for clothes, I could be buying an outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in the 1950s, 1970s, or 1990s (except perhaps for the amount…
I've written a couple of pieces recently about murder and crime. First, the Bath school bombing of 1927, and then I reviewed a book on the phenomenon o…
In a piece for this month’s Spectator US, I review a book about the “girl stunt journalists” of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some of whose w…
In The Critic this month, I write about two recent books on our relationship with work. The pandemic moment has led people to reassess their relationsh…