Category Archives: Culture

A poem – by my son

I have often published pieces from my daughter on this site but my son (known to you regulars as ‘Thing II’) is not exactly known for his literary pursuits (by his own admission). Like me, his youth has found its … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Culture, Life, Philosophy | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

After the fight: A review and analysis of ‘Brick Lane 78’

Brick Lane 78 by Murad Khan By Ken Powell On Saturday 5 May, West Midlands-based theatre company, Purbanat, gave a special performance of Murad Khan’s latest offering ‘Brick Lane 78‘ at London’s Brady Art Centre. The date was chosen deliberately: … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bangladesh, community, Culture, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Porn and the internet – a thoughtful review of ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Jon Ronson

Unusually, I am sharing a book review written on my writing blog here. Normally I keep the two blogs separate but, from time to time, I write something which I think is worth sharing on both. Jon Ronson’s book may … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Book Review, Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

A Prediction of War

“The trend seems to be – whatever is the latest opinion about what will or won’t happen, Trump will succeed in the opposite.” This article is part of a series of political and religio-sociological essays intended to provoke thought and … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Culture, Philosophy, politics, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to kill ISIS (and why we don’t want to)

“…ISIS are quite, quite brilliant…” As I write, there has been yet another terrorist attack. Yet again a van as rammed into a crowd. Where it happened doesn’t matter. You could be reading this at any time in the near … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Culture, Philosophy, politics, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments