Be very afraid

These are sombre times for humanity. Around the world the far right is on the march, funded and enabled by a terrifying coalition of mega-rich plutocrats, transglobal corporate sharks, autocratic …

Lit. crit.

I’m going to wade into the controversy that has raged since the publication in June of the Welsh government’s Independent Review of Support for Publishing and Literature in Wales. The …

Shock therapy

I was so shocked to hear that a monk on Caldey Island sexually assaulted girls for decades and the Cistercian monastery tried to hush it up, only paid derisory compensation …

Twisted

1 A strange banging sound woke Naomi. She opened her eyes and sat bolt upright, feeling disorientated and uneasy. In the pitch dark the bedside clock’s green luminescent display showed …

Glowing in the dark

I get a lot of hostility in Cardiff whenever I depart from the authorised hymn-sheet and express critical views about the city. This hostility is dished out by a range …

Wales 0 Ireland 1

To the tune of Men of Harlech Fuck! We lost and ain’t proceeding, World Cup hopes lie crushed and bleeding, So much for my special pleading, Wales fails again! This …

The statues of Cardiff

Prompted by critiques of the total absence of monuments to women across Wales generally and in the Welsh capital in particular, property developer Rightacres have said they will fund a …