The New Inquiry has a great piece asking if TED has jumped the shark: So many of the TED talks take on the form of those famous patent medicine tonic cure-all pitches of previous centuries, as though they must convince you not through the content of what’s being said but through the hyper-engaging style of Read more…

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I went to church today, with my parents, to St Vedast, a Wren-designed chapel near St Paul’s in London. It was the second time I’d been to a church service voluntarily, as it were. The first was a few weeks ago, also in St Vedast. I’m not exactly a Christian, but I do believe in Read more…

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