In Casino Royale, James Bond orders a vodka martini, and is asked, “shaken or stirred?” “Do I look like I give a damn?” he spits back tersely—a clever, if facile, way of signaling that the character had moved on since his early days of fussy tux-wearing and silly gadgetry. Daniel Craig’s 007, we gathered, was to be more of a bruised everyman than the perma-coiffed spy played by his predecessor, Pierce Brosnan. This delighted fans of the franchise, but raised This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 35 Noticeably Absent On the power of unseen characters. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Peace & Quiet In the UK, a centuries-old Quaker meeting house encourages quiet reflection.