TV Review: Adam Curtis’ ‘Can’t Get You Out of My

Can’t Get You Out of My Head is both a six-part documentary film series by Adam Curtis, and the history lessons you never had. Subtitled ‘An Emotional History of the Modern World’, the films focus in on individuals from the 20th century whose decisions and influence have shaped our current reality. Each of these decisions are shown […]Read More

Book Review: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century // Yuval

How do seven billion humans co-exist in the world today? How can we live, as individuals and as communities, as nations and as part of belief systems, in a world that seems at a tipping point? Yuval Noah Harari breaks down many of these questions in his 2018 essay collection 21 Lessons for the 21st […]Read More

House Parties for 14 People? The Government’s Bad Phrasing is

‘Today I can announce that next week we will be introducing a new £800 fine for those attending house parties, which will double for each repeat offense to a maximum level of £6,400. These fines will apply to those who attend illegal gatherings of more than 15 people in homes.’ Soon after Priti Patel finished […]Read More

Matt Hancock: Fall-guy Extraordinaire

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary and grubby pink tie owner, has now been on our screens for over nine months, from televised daily coronavirus briefings to interviews on prestigious news shows. Matt has become a consistent presence, more so than any other MP that I can think of. In our lockdown boredom we’ve listened to Matt, […]Read More

The Joys of Working in an Independent Bookshop

I started working in an independent bookshop the day after the second national lockdown was lifted. The White House Bookshop is in Burnham Market, on the north Norfolk coast. It sits halfway around a large green, looking over to a coffee shop, the fishmonger, and an independent deli. It’s about as idyllic as you could […]Read More