We are speaking, reading and writing about the Coronavirus crisis in new and rapidly changing ways. This is having a significant impact on our lives, on the way we think, on our values and morality, [… read more ]
Ian Morris continues his new weekly column, and after reading Ian Fleming’s Bond novel Moonraker, considers the changing nature of language over time. Does erasing evidence of past prejudice run the risk we forget it ever [… read more ]
Writer and music blogger Doug Hamilton was born and raised in America, moved to Canada in the early 2000s, and recently relocated again with his British-born spouse to Portsmouth. This is part seventeen of his ongoing [… read more ]
Writer and music blogger Doug Hamilton was born and raised in America, moved to Canada in the early 2000s, and recently relocated again with his British-born spouse to Portsmouth. This is part four of his ongoing [… read more ]
The Journeys Festival International launched last week with the opening of the Aspex Gallery Artist in Residence programme: poet Majid Dhana’s and artist Natalia Michalska’s collaboration exhibition Look Up, which explores the stories and experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in [… read more ]
The great political soundbites are vividly memorable and powerfully persuasive. But, as Mark Wright argues, the current Conservative election campaign is obsessed with empty platitudes that barely conceal the u-turns, flip-flops and mis-steps that have [… read more ]
Meditations on Marx, Pompey architecture and translating the local lingo. Local resident Mike Gumbrell turns his satirical eye to some of Pompey’s unique foibles.
James Bicheno takes an affectionate look at the local lingo. If you are a visitor to this lovely island city of ours you could well overhear certain words and phrases you might find curious, baffling [… read more ]