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Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
— George Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot (1905)
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Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes deals extensively with law and the dilemmas the law imposes. The issue of the law appears most prominently in Heaney’s retelling of Antigone due to the fact that the major conflict arises from Antigone’s disobedience of Creon’s laws in favor of divine law. 953 more words
With Metamorphosis, The University of London kicked off its Shakespeare anniversary celebrations with a well-conceived exhibition that highlighted how the Bard’s longevity is not so much preserved by print, as as was saved by it. 1,404 more words
The rest of last night went about as well as one would expect. After washing what I’m still hoping was marker ink off of my three year old daughters hands and arms I spent most of the night trying to pretend that I wasn’t about to piss the bed while keeping her tight by my side. 1,453 more words