A look back at Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 – 2010 by Charles Murray A few years ago, in 2012, the divisive author Charles Murray wrote Coming Apart ( A New York Times best-seller), to tell the story of white America. The book sees an America of two halves: on one side … Continue reading The State of White America
Review of The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere by Kevin Carey In a world where the transport, media and financial services industries are being transformed by digital innovation, one sector appears to have (so far) been resilient in the face of change: third level education. It is … Continue reading The Future of Education
Review of Jonathan Taplin's Move Fast and Break Things The aim of Taplin’s book is to demonstrate how Silicon Valley (both its literal companies and its figurative ideologies) has impacted – or corrupted – the creative industries. In order to do this, he tracks the origins of the internet itself, from early utopian ideals of … Continue reading Is the Internet broken?
Girls: The Finale Review [SPOILERS FROM THE START] Here in the UK we have to wait a full twenty four hours to watch Girls (legally) after it has been aired in the USA. I have never fully understood this rule – for one thing Sunday night (glass of red wine) and Monday night (glass of … Continue reading Girls: The Finale (Spoiler) Review
Love Season Two Review What? In Season One, we watched as our hero, Gus (Paul Rust), and heroine, Micky (Gillian Jacobs), slowly came together and eventually apart, and finally together again, over the course of ten compelling episodes. They were like a pair of magnets, either repelled or attracted to the other depending on the … Continue reading Love Season Two Review (with spoilers)