Arts go interactive during coronavirus lockdown

If recent TV dramas Belgravia and The English Game haven’t sated your Julian Fellowes cravings, meanwhile, a 2017 recording of his musical version of The Wind in the Willows can also be streamed for free.

Easternisation by Gideon Rachman and The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh – review

It should be noted that Rachman is one of the few sensible pundits in the Anglo-American establishment. Certainly, he has no truck with unrepentant neocons across the Atlantic. To these exponents of western supremacism, the possibility of decline remains incomprehensible, or too painful to accept; they still fantasise about America becoming great again by assuming, […]

The top cricketing reads for a long and yawning summer

There are only 12 days left till the non-start of the cricket season. What to do? Time – we have plenty of it after all – for a list. Today, a literary one, the best cricketing reads for an indefinite lockdown. A selection, in no particular order, of books The Spin has loved and, in […]

‘People thought I was a freak. I kind of liked that’

Penelope Tree has both a name and a face that are hard to forget. Yet for the best part of the past 35 years she has done her damnedest to stay out of the spotlight. During a brief, heady period at the end of the Sixties this American-born model encapsulated the style of the times. […]

Best Apple TV apps and games: 30 must-download apps on Apple TV and Apple TV 4K

Amazon may not get as much airtime as Netflix for its work in streaming video, but its Amazon Prime Video service does have a number of hits that are worth checking out. Recent years have seen a steady supply of exclusive shows, such as Good Omens, The Man in the High Castle and Vikings, and […]

Tasty, Glasgow G5: ‘The beef is so overcooked, you mourn the cow that died in its name’ – restaurant review

Many of these dishes featured on Singh’s Edinburgh Road Trip pop-up, so he should have had the practice (a permanent, “fun” incarnation of said pop-up was due to open at the Apex Grassmarket earlier this week). But even a salad – “crispy, zingy and colourful with bang bang butternut squash” – tastes of nothing but […]

CSAA Insurance Group Wins Two California HR Excellence Awards

The California HR Excellence Awards from HR.com and HR West recognize companies and individuals across the entire spectrum of human resources and celebrate successes in HR. The awards distinguish leadership, service, innovation, support and principle, all of which continuously drive the HR industry forward. Winners were announced and awarded earlier this month at the 2020 […]

Coronavirus-Stricken Cities go Digital to Boost Solidarity, Wellbeing

In Italy, which has registered more coronavirus deaths than any other country, a group of artists and social media users have launched an Instagram account called My Sweet Quarantine to provide followers with a daily schedule of classes and performances.   

Coalition by David Laws review – was the near-obliteration of the Lib Dems worth it?

But it should be said this is an Orange Booker’s version of history – a view from the right of the party. Never is that clearer than when he’s picking over the tuition fees debacle. Laws rightly points out that the party was already sinking in the polls before it reneged on its election pledge […]

ECB Launches 61 Million Pounds Aid Package For English Cricket Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday a 61 million pounds (USD 76 million) aid package for the English game in response to the “once in a generation” challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. The 18 first-class counties and county boards, as well as the MCC, will immediately each receive a share of some […]