Interesting Things 22/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Who Really Killed Prince Albert? I was a hate-filled Class Warrior – then I came to my senses Why We Consume Negative News Goodies repeat their complaint… about a lack of repeats Seven tragicomic faces of Project Fear Clock Ticks Regardless How the Grateful Dead’s “Wall of Sound”–a Monster, 600-Speaker SoundContinue reading “Interesting Things 22/09/2018”

Book Links 20/09/2018

A miscellany of recent book related links: Can we understand other minds? Novels and stories say: no for… 21 Ways to Organize Your TBR Pile French Booksellers Lose Their Shit Over a Self-Published Book Being Considered for the Prix Renaudot Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Your Discworld Reading Order: This Is How ToContinue reading “Book Links 20/09/2018”

Interesting Things: 15/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Socialism Chic — The Hot Fashion of Young Ignoramuses Stereotypes Are Often Harmful, and Accurate A Labour MP who won’t let Theresa May beat her on authoritarianism Yes Mr Jones, this is how democracy works Why students *heart* Stalin A Better Theory of the Human Soul Age is noContinue reading “Interesting Things: 15/09/2018”

Interesting Things: 11/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Killing the Planning System Will Indeed Save the High Street When Censorship Is Crowdsourced Can we reform our rancid political debate? Even High Street retailers don’t think there should be an Amazon tax Feels of Steel Serena Williams has set back the cause of women’s equality See something, say nothing,Continue reading “Interesting Things: 11/09/2018”

Book Links 23/08/2018

A miscellany of recent book related links:   Review – The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin http://www.bloominbrilliantbooks.com/authors-s-to-u/review-the-vanishing-by-sophia-tobin/ Why You Need to Read ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ IMMEDIATELY // A Review https://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/why-you-need-to-read-only-love-can-break-your-heart-immediately-a-review/ Meet Ramsey Campbell ‘Britain’s Most Respected Living Horror Writer’ http://www.lounge-books.com/award-winners-we-lov/ramsey-campbell-horror-author-interview 50 Must-Read Erotic Fiction Novels, Anthologies, And More https://bookriot.com/2018/08/16/best-erotic-fiction/ Making a Literary ClockContinue reading “Book Links 23/08/2018”

Interesting Things 21/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Chatbot http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-08-19 Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment? https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/political-correctness-killing-entertainment Quote of the day…on the sugar tax http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2018/08/quote-of-dayon-sugar-tax.html Samizdata quote of the day https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/samizdata-quote-of-the-day-1098/ Norms of Good Governance: Where Do They Come From? https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/norms-of-good-governance-where-do-they-come-from/ The New McCarthyism: Blacklisting in Academia https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/the-new-mccarthyism-blacklisting-in-academia/ The NHS as an elegant exposition of the failure ofContinue reading “Interesting Things 21/08/2018”

Interesting Things 18/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: No, an Invitation to Debate Isn’t a Catcall http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/no-an-invitation-to-debate-isnt-a-catcall/21695 Consumers will pick up the bill for an ‘Amazon tax’ on innovation https://capx.co/consumers-will-pick-up-the-bill-for-an-amazon-tax-on-innovation/ Je Suis Boris https://telgroup.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/je-suis-boris/ If Straights Can’t Play Gays, Does That Mean Gays Can’t Play Straights? http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/sex/if-straights-cant-play-gays-does-that-mean-gays-cant-play-straights/ Skyfall – 12 Aug 2018 – Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoff-moore/43991009211 30 AlbumContinue reading “Interesting Things 18/08/2018”

Book Links 15/08/18

A miscellany of recent book related links: Supernatural Enemies of the Writer http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/post/176916015070/for-the-guardian Millennial Reading Habits Have Changed the Definition of a Classic, and Other Lazy Writing https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/08/13/millennial-reading-habits-have-changed-the-definition-of-a-classic-and-other-lazy-writing/ The Presence http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=14091 Back-to-School Reading for Adults: The Best New Nonfiction https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1355-back-to-school-reading-for-adults-the-best-new-nonfiction Buy More Books Than You Ever Read? The Japanese Have a Word for That https://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/buy-more-books-than-you-ever-read-the-japanese-have-a-word-for-thatContinue reading “Book Links 15/08/18”

Interesting Things 03/11/2017

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently: (As this is the first post in a (possible) new weekly series, there are quite a few of them this time.) On the idiocy of ‘banning’ one of the greatest books of the 20th Century. ‘What’s really ‘disturbing’ of course, are the implications of suppressing a masterpieceContinue reading “Interesting Things 03/11/2017”

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