Sixes and Sevens is back after a break. A collection of the contextual, the cultural, and other things that catch my eye.

Image by Alexandra Bell

One of the best things I read on Black Lives Matter was written by a 20-year military officer. In the conservative National Review. He knew what he needed to tell them, and he knew he’d have to build the argument slowly.

Rewriting the New York Times with an eye to colour. Artist and critic Alexandra Bell takes her sub-editing lessons onto the street. (Video, 8 minutes, with an ad halfway through).

How the wealthy have changed London. Not for the better: “it is a landscape of riches built on dodgy money”.

The COVID-19 crisis has opened the door to a herd of ‘black elephants’. A set of challenging futures that are all but certain–but which even now politicians are choosing to ignore.

Kraftwerk were bigger than the Beatles. They were certainly more influential.

The playlist Love Will Save The Day marked its third birthday. 30 songs of despair, anger and hope for these times, as a full mix on Mixcloud. Or also, without the mix, on Spotify.

‘This whole time you were hollow’. The current Bristol City Poet, Vanessa Kisuule, on the toppled statue of Edward Colston. (Video, 1.57)

“The whole world’s at sixes and sevens, and why the house hasn’t fallen down about our ears long ago is a miracle to me.” (Thornton Wilder)