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Uncertainty: can't live with it, can't live without it

Some things are certain. Like the fact that you have to return to work after your winter holiday, spent on a quiet beach in Goa. Damn. 957 more words

Architecture and urban design beyond the Pyramid Age

This building is based on a very clear vision of neo-liberal capitalism – it’s all steel and concrete and glass; it could easily be an airport building, or a shopping mall. 1,864 more words


From white-washing to uncovering secrets: this week's research quest for the history of biography

My research quest this week has been to try to better explain the shift from respectful, white-washed biographies of the Victorian-era to the biographical preoccupation by the late-twentieth century with uncovering secrets. 558 more words

Charles Dickens