A recent feature I did for forthcoming Issue 14 of Pretty Nostalgic magazine on Charles Darwin and his historical hometown of Shrewsbury, writing and photography, Sam Young, Design, Rae Edwards… 14 more words
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A portrait of H.P. Lovecraft (factsandotherstubbonthings.blogspot.com)
Given the numerous recent discussions concerning H.P. Lovecraft’s attitude toward race, I thought I would investigate this from a scientific point of view. 1,161 more words
Rant coming up…
Quite a few English towns aren’t (locally) pronounced the way they’re spelt: Bicester, Wednesbury and Leominster spring to mind. I’ve never lived in any of those towns, but I have to wonder whether they give rise to the same acrimony as the evergreen controversy over the ‘correct’ pronunciation of Shrewsbury. 1,289 more words
Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species was a landmark and controversial work when it was first published; still surrounded by argument and debate, it is nevertheless an essential read for a complete understanding of our culture and evolution.