James Bowman

James Bowman is a movie critic and the author of Honor: A History.

Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for three honorable lives that have ended in the three months just past. In October, it was Professor Derek Brewer, formerly Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, ...
Politics & Policy

Media Monument

Remember the Millennium Dome? Well, no, come to think of it, you probably don’t. But if you want to remind yourself of what this giant tent looked like when it ...
Politics & Policy

We Need More Heroes

Reacting to what many in Britain and elsewhere are regarding as the disgraceful behavior while in captivity of the British sailors and marines kidnapped by the Iranians, Simon Heffer recently ...
Politics & Policy

Another Bad Turn

This year’s Turner Prize for art, worth £20,000 or about $33,000, “went not to another conceptualist but to a craftsman,” wrote Nigel Reynolds in the Daily Telegraph. The craftsman was ...