Category Archives: culture

Even well-ordered, apparently stable societies can quickly break down

It’s rather that my family history warns me that even well-ordered, apparently stable societies can quickly break down. Neighbour can be set against neighbour. BBC radio presenter Adrian Goldberg, a British citizen and son of a Holocaust survivor, explains why … Continue reading

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UNESCO adds new heritage sites around the world

UNESCO World Heritage Center adds new heritage sites to its World Heritage List. “A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural,[1] historical, scientific … Continue reading

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Robert Guillaume: Benson

Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson DuBois on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson, as … Continue reading

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London Burning – Great Fire of London 350 years ‘anniversary’

The Great Fire of London was a major fire that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. (see Wikipedia article and BBC History site) A festival to … Continue reading

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Irish storytelling revival

An article, by Rory Boland on BBC Travel, tells the story of a possible revival of Irish folk storytelling. The seanchaí were Ireland’s original storytellers, travelling from village to village to tell tales. “Reporters, entertainers and historians” rolled into one. … Continue reading

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David Bowie

David Bowie, 1947-2016. A great artist.

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Where is the real Star Wars?

In the last week of December 2015, I watched the new Star Wars movie – The Force Awakens. I was deeply disappointed. It is a good movie, but not more than that. A lot of retro, which I liked, but … Continue reading

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