Culture Wars blogs allow contributors to take a critical and considered look at particular current events and phenomena as and when they happen. Our weekly editorial notes are also archived here.

Our first blog was Geoff Kidder's seven-part series on the Beijing Olympics.

New: Dolan Cummings on the US elections and Sarah Boyes on the Cultural Olympiad.

Archive of CW editorial notes.

Correspondents including the Institute of Ideas' Geoff Kidder and others blog on great sporting events from Beijing 2008 via South Africa 2012 to London 2012.

A critical perspective on the election campaign

Bite-sized blog thoughts.

Discussion of the four-year celebration of culture leading up to the London Olympics, 2012.

Editor Dolan Cummings on the state of American politics.

The Brighton Salon blog

News commentary from the Current Affairs Forum.

The Manchester Salon blog

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Saturday 21 December 2013

Play ball

How sport brings people together and transcends competition itself

All fans of a sport are able to appreciate incredible athletic feats or truly classy displays of sportsmanship. Simply put, sports have a way of bringing people together. In a day in age when settling cultural differences is of utmost importance, turning more towards sports is a reasonably viable way to bring the world closer together.

Wednesday 13 February 2013

CW editorial note - 13 February 2013

Shedding light on art history

London exhibitions: Manet at the RA and Light Show at the Hayward

Monday 28 January 2013

CW editorial note - 28 January 2013

Debating the modern world

Pankaj Mishra, Jonathan Meades, Simon Gough and the importance of debating

Debatable assumptions about state schools… and the purpose of debating

A critical response to a recent debate about whether debating should be encouraged in state schools

To assume that state school students are unable to raise the confidence to compete with their public school counterparts in debating is both pessimistic and false, as the evidence shows.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

CW editorial note - 17 October 2012

The Battle of Ideas

The Battle of Ideas and London theatre