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Our Own Worst Enemy – How Transgender People were Complicit in the Election of Donald Trump

Between the 14th and 20th November, Transgender Awareness Week was marked in America and the United Kingdom with a series of bake-sales, beauty pageants, poetry readings, and posing for selfies holding banners with witless platitudes on them (“Live your dreams”, say, or “Trans-lives matter”).  4,951 more words


ON THIS DAY: November 25, 2016

November 25th is

StoryCorps National Day of Listening

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Social Media isn't all bad.

There’s a lot to hate about social media.  From idiot trolls to widespread fake news stories, there’s some reason to believe social media is responsible for many of the problems in the world today. 230 more words

My Opinion

On the Happy Occasion of W.S. Gilbert's 180th Birthday, I give you - Arya Stark's Little List.

W.S. Gilbert was born, on this day, in 1836.  Hooray hooray hooray.  As it happens, I’ve lately  been wondering (and I’m sure you have too) what would have happened if Gilbert were still with us today and had been asked to be a guest writer on… 322 more words

London Pub Signs - The Coal Hole...

This pub’s name is fairly self-explanatorily related to coal but there’s a couple of different versions floating around as to why.

One story, mentioned on the pub’s website, says the name comes from the legend that the pub occupies the space which once contained the coal cellar for the Savoy Hotel – not a great leap given its location on the corner of Carting Lane and the Strand, with the Savoy Hotel just behind. 167 more words

Twentieth Century

Troupers Light Opera to present Northeastern Premiere of ‘Thespis’

Gilbert and Sullivan’s first collaboration, “Thespis” was for years considered lost because while the dialog was known, the music has not been found. However, thanks to a skillful reconstruction by opera designer Anthony Baker and conductor/composer Timothy Henty, a truly entertaining version of Thespis has been created. 423 more words

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