- Malcolm Guite’s poem for Candlemas
- It’s not every day that (albeit unusual) theological perspectives on the atonement and human nature become common currency amongst the digital elite. But this seems to be what has happened to the thought of the late French Catholic philosopher René Girard.
- The artist Joel Briggs (now living in California) is a dear friend and here he writes articulates his artistic vision alongside his recent work, of Christ the Gardener
- Paranoia? Doesn’t look like it. Media overwhelmingly seems to focus on negative church-related news according to Jersey Road
- THE COMING STORM: Gabriel Gatehouse is a BBC journalist – in this short 7-part podcast, he gives one of the clearest and most insightful explorations of the whole QAnon phenomenon I’ve come across.
- So… I’ve probably mentioned this before, but in this era of fake news, hostility to experts and exaggerated claims, it is always worth checking in on FULL FACT, a UK based fact-checker.
- When efficiency is all: the 1920s Fiat factory in Turin… but only for a time.
- I’ve seen this Viennese Holocaust memorial by Rachel Whiteread in person. It’s so poignant.
- Well that must surely settle it? In 1987, the US Supreme Court debated whether or not the Earl of Oxford was Shakespeare.
- Philip Marlowe vs James Bond: Raymond Chandler offers some fascinating thoughts into the work of Ian Fleming.
- When mediaeval scribes got bored
- So I was pretty sceptical when I first saw the headline Mushrooms that look like Lady Gaga), but then…
- The list of things for sale, when London’s Drury Lane Theatre was closed in 1709, takes some beating.
- The art of impression management on Zoom. Oh how I loathe zoom.
Now for a bit of a photo sesh once again:
- Some rather extraordinary, rarely seen, historic photographs
- And now some stunning contemporary images from the natural world
- And some weird photographic coincidences
- And some fun cartoon-doctored photos
It’s quite something when the lead singer of your once fave band leads a nation to sing its gratitude…