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dale-estey's picture
Jan.29.2012
Light houses are both romantic and Romantic and are included as settings in many novels and other works of art. They also are appealing in Reality and have become an icon of the sea and adventure. Indeed, in one of my own novels a light house has a stirring setting. I also enjoy visiting light...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.15.2012
The missus and I are movie fans, but we have two problems with local movie theaters. First, the price: the last movie we saw in a theater cost over $30 - and that was a matinee. Admittedly, we had popcorn and a drink with the movie. And secondly, the theaters aren't kept clean here. With probably...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.30.2011
They are not pets that can be domesticated with the clipping of claws and an offering of bone-shaped biscuits. If the British government thinks it can tame the Taliban with an incentive of a $150 monthly stipend, then it is not only fooling itself but also behaving in a characteristically cavalier...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.28.2011
Maybe it was my mood this month, or maybe it was  - as sometimes happens - an off-month forHarper's Magazine, perhaps suffering its own dark mood.  The articles were all to the appropriate point, of course, but not with the unique perspectives I'm used to from Harper's. For example:...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.18.2011
Besides beauty and kindness? Well, over four hundred years. Kate also has a husband whom she loves and whom loves her back. Elizabeth I never married and it wasn’t until she was fifty-years-old that people finally quit speculating about her marrying. Though she toyed with marriage proposals for...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.20.2011
Millions of people living under poor conditions led to the demise of early London when filth helped spread the Black Death during the middle 1300s and again during the plague of 1665. But where the plagues didn’t reach, a fire did. A huge fire in old London in 1666 destroyed most of the slums....
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Aug.25.2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently invited Tracey Emin, a purveyor of work which is shit even by the standards of contemporary art, to produce something – they probably call it “an installation” – for Number 10, Downing Street. Emin, who won the Turner Prize for exhibiting her own used-...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.14.2011
David Cameron has so canonised water cannons that they appear to be miracle-makers of the new morality drenching the fires of protest. “London is not Kensington,” an expat tells me. It is a discovery for the immigrant, too, and armed with this knowledge commentary is caged behind fabricated fences...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.10.2011
The stories our leaders tell us matter, probably almost as much as the stories our parents tell us as children, because they orient us to what is, what could be, and what should be; to the worldviews they hold and to the values they hold sacred. Our brains evolved to “expect” stories with a...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.09.2011
Cut him some slack He's got the knack To make a public display Of his conscience at play The waitress at Tuscan Did not recognise the PM of Britain Serve yourself, she did pip He left no tip But as to the manor born He felt the need to atone A week aft on his Italian holiday He returned to the very...