Friday, 22 March 2019

A hymn to Bayswater

In Graham Greene’s 1935 short story, A Little Place Off The Edgware Road, a man – Craven – stalks the..

By Toby Guise

Friday, 20 July 2018

The ancient discipline of pilgrimage reimagined in the modern day

Contemplative travel may not be an obvious component of the modern world. Yet from Santiago de Compostella to the byways..

By Toby Guise

Friday, 15 June 2018

How Eton ruined The Fourth of June

In a country as famed for its idiosyncrasy as England, the Fourth of June still stands out. Eton College’s open..

By Toby Guise

Friday, 22 September 2017

Music on the Gulf of Poets: Suoni dal Golfo

The village of Lerici on Italy’s Ligurian coast has left an indelible mark on the Romantic imagination. Wagner came here...

By Toby Guise

Thursday, 14 September 2017

To understand the CST's anti-Semitism report, watch 'Meet the Parents'

This week has seen publication of the most detailed survey yet of contemporary attitudes towards the Jewish community in the..

By Toby Guise

Monday, 4 September 2017

Me, me, me: the West is sinking in a sea of self-pity

In Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gaslight, a husband manipulates his rich wife into thinking that she is going insane. Fast-forward..

By Toby Guise

Friday, 25 August 2017

The CPS is doing its bit for a British Charlottesville

Watching the breakdown of civil order in America, we ask ourselves: could it happen here? The initial answer is no...

By Toby Guise

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Russia has been manipulating western culture for decades

Three stories have defined the summer. First, the “Google Memo”, in which an engineer was fired for presenting a statistical..

By Toby Guise

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Palio di Siena: Equestrian glamour at its finest

Local people find original ways to prove themselves. In England, these are typically mild – such as chasing a rolling..

By Toby Guise