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Mãn, by Kim Thúy

There are some writers who make me think of the way painters work more than anything else. These kind of writers are not so much interested in plot as they are about building up characters or settings with layers of small details like… 751 more words


Call for Papers | Rethinking Laughter in Contemporary Anglophone Theatre | Deadline: March 27, 2017

And in the end, life laughs at death
Rethinking laughter in contemporary Anglophone theatre

October 12-13, 2017
Toulouse, France

Plenary speakers:
Elisabeth Angel-Perez (Université de Paris-Sorbonne) 586 more words


Eight historic department stores in London…4. Harrods...

Famed as a luxury shopping destination for the rich and famous, Harrods on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge takes its name from founder Charles Henry Harrod. 617 more words


A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster

E.M. Forster’s 1924 classic, A Passage to India, is a bitingly caustic look at race relations in British India. Anyone with any knowledge of the British Empire will know that the average British attitude towards any indigenous person in the colonies was a blend of condescension, racism, and paternalism. 966 more words


The Book Collector, by Alice Thompson

I’m very glad I follow Australian reader Sophie Carlon. Without her recommendation, I would have missed the delightfully chilling The Book Collector, by Alice Thompson. 439 more words


"The Best Years of Our Lives"

In August 1947 George received a postcard from his mother, sent from New York City.

The message on the postcard read:

Monday Night.

Dear George,

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Social History

Treasures of London - The (new) Design Museum...

The Design Museum’s new home in Kensington finally opened this week and it’s already been getting some rave reviews, hence why, despite its freshness, we thought we’d mention it in our Treasures of London feature. 490 more words