Lucy Winkett / June 7, 2019
When it comes to reading religious texts, intellectual curiosity and reasoning can only take us so far. We must approach them with a mind open to complexity, beauty and troubling honesty
Will Harris / June 5, 2019
From Nationwide to McDonald's, more and more advertisements are relying on the power of verse to shift their products. But while it's easy to be cynical, advertising's love affair with poetry tells...
Ayer’s work tells us important things about the shortcomings of Anglophone philosophy
Two contributors debate David Hume's bold challenge to the primacy of pure logical thinking
Clare Carlisle / April 5, 2019
Cosiness and its malcontent—meet the Socrates of Copenhagen
Rebecca Liu / April 2, 2019
Figures like Elizabeth Holmes and "fake heiress" Anna Delvey do more than offer a good scam story—they open up a whole new way of thinking about young women's relationship to capital
People are saying that time has sped up—and that digital technology is to blame
What began as a war on terror is now the violence of the everyday—as the violent fantasies about Begum remind us
The Independent Group promises a break with ideology-led politics but that is simply not possible to achieve
Parsley, steamrollers and the letter "H": how dialect shibboleths reflect our differences—for better or worse
Darran Anderson / February 26, 2019
As the popularity of the recent New York Times dialect quiz reminds us, we're fascinated by what our speech says about who we are. But what happens when telling "us" from "them" becomes a dangerous...