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Jonathan Beckman

Jonathan Beckman

is deputy editor of 1843

The salon reinvented

At Norn’s dinners, millennials discuss the meaning of life while tucking into seasonal cuisine. What would Plato have made of it?

Illustration of a group of nomadic workers for the Roaming Empire By Adam Simpson

The roaming empire

As buying a house becomes harder and remote working simpler, should we remain wedded to the idea of settling down? Jonathan Beckman meets the people who hope to find a home wherever they wander

Shock it to me

Can you become a better person by electrocuting yourself? Jonathan Beckman steels himself for a bolt from the blue

Put a lid on it

The world has gone crazy for the Instant Pot. Jonathan Beckman steps into the kitchen and feels the pressure

Tongue tried

Can the internet breathe new life into a dying language? Jonathan Beckman learns a smattering of Ainu

Liquid lunches

Who wants proper food when you can survive on powder? Jonathan Beckman tucks into a mezze of meal replacements

Filter troubles

How you treat your photos once they’ve been taken is as important as setting up the shot. Jonathan Beckman enters the frame

A groom, some views

Shaving, exfoliating, depilating – the modern man can spend all day honing his appearance. Jonathan Beckman faces up to the task

Shorter, faster, duller

Want to read but just can’t find the time? Jonathan Beckman tries out the apps promising to get you in and out of a book in the blink of an eye

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