Our December issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
I use the Scottish technique, as per James Bond – finishing with a literally breathtaking cold rinse
By Laurie Graham
Is a daily treat — be it booze or food or socks — really worthy of the label Advent?
The less you carry, the less you want to carry
Meat is murder, they say
There were no hymns, no eulogy. Time enough for that when the plague has passed
Sooner or later something gets us, and after a billion beats is it any wonder the heart comes to a full stop?
I’m tired of being guilted by people who only recently learned to tie their shoelaces
Do the vegans want blood?
The power of cold showers
Young recycling zealots are talking trash
The infantilism of Advent calendars for adults
My husband’s Skype funeral
Why I’ve given up on handbags
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.