Musings

“…and that's about the time she walked away from me,
 nobody likes you when you're twenty three.
… My friends say I should act my age
. What's my age again, what's my age again?” So sang the pop-punk band Blink-182 in 1999 and in so-doing, managed to combine...

Ask me for novel recommendations and it won’t be long before I suggest you read Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. What’s not to love: part murder mystery, part college coming-of-age story, part exploration of classical literature and philosophy. Set at an elite liberal arts college in...

When Alvin Toffler wrote Future Shock in 1970, he suggested that most people in the urbanised, industrialised West were suffering the anxiety of “too much change in too short a period of time.” Playing with that title three decades later, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff believes...