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The Berlin Painter and His World: Princeton University exhibition

By Alastair Harden, Acting Head of Classics

On a visit to the British Museum with 6.2 Classical Civilization students in February, after looking at the Parthenon sculptures and the frieze from the Temple of Apollo at Bassae, I brought the class around the Greek Vase galleries. 1,030 more words

Bedales School

Listopia: Best Dystopian Novels and Books

“You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.”
~Nikola Tesla

With The Handmaid’s Tale based on Margaret Atwood‘s novel of the same name hitting the screens, it is time to consider what other dystopian novels and stories one should read.

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Books Before the Blog: Around the World in 80 days

It’s time for the ‘A-Z challenge’- a post every day in April (except Sundays) working up through the alphabet. This year I will be writing about books that I read before I started this blog, that were important to me in some way. 261 more words

Diễm Xưa by Trịnh Công Sơn



Song (I was too lazy to go through all the versions but the original composer sang this song if you want to listen. His second verse is actually in English but I didn’t use it in my translations) 555 more words

Love Songs

Advanced Archaeology Course Explores “Time and Cosmos” Exhibit in NYC

On Saturday, February 25, fourteen students from Professor Neel Smith’s “Archaeology and Time” course explored the “Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity” exhibit, curated by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, an affiliate of New York University (NYU). 28 more words

Holy Cross

Review: A Dream Play by August Strindberg

(I read the Swedish version of the drama, the other cover is the English version with Caryl Churchills interpretation)

I haven´t read anything by August Strindberg before, but growing up in Sweden it´s completely impossible not being raised into knowing and believing he is one of the greatest authors coming from this long, northern country of ours. 937 more words


The final days of school

As the school year winds down and standardized testing gears up, don’t forget to load up on books to ease your mind and help you relax amidst the chaos. 44 more words