Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Face it, the Tate Modern is terrible

The Tate Modern is described as a modern art gallery but I think, following a recent visit, it is better..

By Freddie Jordan

Friday, 1 June 2018

Ignore the rave reviews: BBC's King Lear is a complete flop

By the time I drifted languidly across the halfway point of director Richard Eyre’s new TV adaptation of ‘King Lear’,..

By Freddie Jordan

Friday, 13 April 2018

The Nazis invade Britain: the forgotten plight of the Channel Islands

I avoided reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” because the title made me nauseous. It conjured up..

By Freddie Jordan

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Geography matters. Why do we insist on treating it as a joke?

Last year, I made the mistake, like many before me, of setting foot on the island of Lanzarote. In this..

By Freddie Jordan

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

'The most pervasive kind of cruelty': Artist Ai Weiwei and the global refugee crisis

The seas of southern Europe are a mass grave. This is no secret, nor is it the first time these..

By Freddie Jordan

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Millennial binge drinking: a forgotten problem

Of his Cambridge years, the comedian David Mitchell pertinently concluded ‘I got quite drunk very often and very drunk quite..

By Freddie Jordan

Friday, 23 March 2018

French terror mapped

Three people have died today in a terror attack in the French town of Trèbes. This represents the latest in an..

By Freddie Jordan

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Ancient London landmark opens its doors to the public

In the shadow of the Barbican’s pugnacious fingers sprawls an ancient oasis – an eclectic copse of weathered stone arches,..

By Freddie Jordan

Monday, 5 February 2018

Film Review: Detroit

The most surprising thing about Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ is that it is far more concerned with white people than black...

By Freddie Jordan