The new Batman film is gripping thanks to a mesmerising performance by the late Heath Ledger. But what are we to make of the new era of sadism that is upon us?
Modern media both influence and reflect the culture they emerge from
For the committed supporter, football is a form of suffering with enjoyment a bonus. This is the key to unlocking the mood of the nation at major tournaments. For those who dislike football, the 2014 World Cup is a bitter pill to swallow
One intangible quality is prized above all others today but the more we talk about it, the further away it seems to recede. Trust is in short supply today. The statistics concerning the Church are on the face of it somewhat gloomy,
24’s Jack Bauer has made torture by the good guys seem cool. The producers have a case to answer. TV’s The West Wing and 24 have supplied us with visions of U.S. government at its very best and its very worst.
Christianity and comedy are uneasy friends. A new relationship harnessing irony with passion is long overdue. Steve Tomkins, a former producer of The Simpsons, says he keeps his faith in check when writing comedy because if ...
Have we become too relaxed about wealth differentials within both Church and society? The re-appearance of Gordon Gekko on our screens in Wall Street 2 has stirred memories of a time allegedly defined by his mantra ‘greed is good’.
Grasping the TV news’ inherent limitations is the first step to understanding the world they purport to reveal. Before long, most governments in the UK seem to claim that BBC News is biased against them.