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This Week in London - New early 20th century galleries at the NPG; Modigliani at the Tate; and, Lord John gets a plaque...

Works including a recently acquired portrait of Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) which was painted on the Western Front during World War I, a self-portrait in stained glass of artist and actor Pauline Boty (pictured), and three life-sized World War I portraits of military officers which have been reunited for the first time in decades, are among highlights of the National Portrait Gallery’s new early 20th century galleries. 296 more words


Brimstone, by Cherie Priest

Until very recently, there wasn’t any treatment for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. There wasn’t even a good name for it either. But modern psychology and medicine would have a hard time treating what ails Cuban American World War I veteran Tomás Cordero in Cherie Priest’s  314 more words


Gender, Violence, and Memory

The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971. Nayanika Mookherjee; Duke University Press, 2015.

What is the goal of studying the experiences of women in history? 844 more words


November 21: Photolalies

November 21: Today in 1840 Henry Fox Talbot, one of the inventors of our medium, photographed an artwork, a bust of Venus that he owned. Coincidentally, this is the eightieth anniversary of the birth of French photography critic, photographer and creative writer Denis Roche. 2,257 more words

Photography History

A Moment in London's History...The Concorde takes off...

It’s 40 years ago this month since the Concorde – the ultimate in luxury plane travel – set off for the first flight on what would be – for almost three decades, at least – a regular service between London and New York.
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Twentieth Century

The Cure for Dreaming, by Cat Winters

It’s hard to find a father more disappointed in his child than Dr. Mead is in his daughter—or a father for whom I have so little sympathy about it. 362 more words


Luxury and Death: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The Satyricon, written by the emperor Nero’s arbiter elegentiae (judge of style), Petronius, in the first century B.C.E., is one of the most interesting pieces of realistic fiction that has survived from antiquity.  1,219 more words