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Summer Holidays #4: Exploring Auckland Art Gallery

Although I had gone to the Auckland Art Gallery specifically to see the Lindauer portraits it seemed rather a shame to leave without checking out some of the other exhibitions, so we didn’t. 562 more words


January 18: Attitude

January 18: This date prompts a look at two approaches to photography; the considered, and the spontaneous.

Lucia Moholy was born on this date in 1894 and the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is showing… 1,736 more words


One Hundred Twenty-One Days, by Michèle Audin

Michèle Audin’s One Hundred Twenty-One Days (translated by Christiana Hills) is the first Oulipo novel I’ve ever read, though not the first experimental work of fiction I’ve read. 477 more words


Radio Interview Rebroadcast

On January 8, 2017, Radio station Northumberland 89.7 rebroadcast my interview with Word on the Hills. In the interview I explain how I came to write the book… 102 more words

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January 14: Underground

January 14:  Emmy Andriesse, born on this date in 1914, is best known for her photos of Amsterdam, the city in which she spent most of her tragically short 39 years, during the Dutch Hongerwinter famine of 1944-1945. 1,208 more words

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Tolerance in Two Recitations

The prompt for this paper asks students to compare the cultures of toleration in Heda Margolius Kovály’s Under A Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968… 1,786 more words


1917: Rasputin and the Great War

“Dear friend, I will say again a menacing cloud is over Russia lots of sorrow and grief it is dark and there is no lightning to be seen. 907 more words