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audio stage, episode five: julian meyrick

If we paid the true value for our cultural experiences, rather than the discounted value of buying American scripts and British scripts and doing those (because we can do that because we don’t have to translate them and the fit is ‘good enough’, as it were, culturally speaking) if you took that out of the equation and we had to pay the full price of it, we would realise that we’re free-loading on global culture.

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The cover of a 1889 issue of “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper”

“Football is the expression of strength of the Anglo-Saxon. It is the dominant spirit of a dominant race, and to this it owes its popularity and its hopes of permanence” — W. 7 more words

Great Moments in American Masculinity

Why are men always trying to prove their masculinity? At least some of theblame may date back to 1832, when Senator Henry Clay declared the United States “a nation of self-made men.” That seemingly innocuous statement of national pride has some profound psychological implications, contends Michael Kimmel, Ph.D., a sociologist at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. 735 more words

Gil Vicente's ship of hell: Auto da Barca do Inferno

Auto da Barca do Inferno is the first and most prominent of Gil Vicente’s trilogy of Barcas (the other two are Auto da Barca do Purgatório and Auto da Barca da Glória). 45 more words

Football injuries by the numbers

Football injuries by the numbers