Weekly column for the award-winning The New European, the voice of the 48%
After they tore down their statues of Stalin, just why did the Lithuanians put up one to Frank Zappa – a figure with no obvious connection to the country? Sophia L Deboick explains
The Manchester mayor is donating 15% of his salary to tackling homelessness in the city. But can alms-giving ever be a viable alternative to state safety nets?
It was, for many, a year with not much to celebrate, but Britons still managed to get through 152 million bottles of champagne and sparkling wine in 2016. Whether Brexit means we end drinking far fewer remains to be seen, but seems a very distinct possibility. In truth, though, Britain has always fluctuated in its fizz affiliation, […]
Immigration has transformed the Catholic Church in the UK and, says Sophia L Deboick, Brexit will change it once again
Sophia Deboick considers the English-language version of Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski’s autobiography, a work of more than just sensationalism for its own sake, via the Polish people’s love for scrambled eggs, The Voice and polarising views on religion
The First World War saw some of the richest (and kitschest) pieces of material devotional culture produced by the Carmel of Lisieux