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Why are we still reading critical theory? And who the fuck was Michel Foucault?

The recent resignations of Elizabeth Butler-Sloss and her successor as chairman of the child abuse inquiry, Fiona Woolf, have exposed the inability of the state to expunge the perversions which have been so carefully woven and concealed in its own tapestry. 1,476 more words

Essays

Hunger at Brinkley Court: P.G. Wodehouse’s "Right Ho, Jeeves" (1934)

After the excitement of Shrove Tuesday (and the successful flipping of many pancakes) Nico and I decided what to ‘give up’ for Lent. For the second year running, I choose to relinquish grumpiness whilst Nico, for the first time in her life, has given up listening to music. 710 more words

Fiction

Queer Domesticities: Matt Cook on Home Life, Family and Community in London

Interview by Justin Bengry

In Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London (Palgrave, 2014), Matt Cook explores queer men’s experiences of home and homemaking in the metropolis. 2,654 more words

History Of Sexuality

Many Graces

I’ve received many letters from readers who identify a teacher like Grace – one who had a life-long love of teaching, learning, and contributing to community. 284 more words

Farming Community

Risking Everything to Play: Tesla, a Portrait With Masks

Review: Tesla, A Portrait with Masks, by Vladimir Pištalo

Translated from the Serbian by Bogdan Rakič and John Jeffries
Graywolf, 2015. 452 pp. $15… 685 more words

Reviews And Columns

London Pub Signs - The George and Devonshire...

The last remaining pub in old Chiswick village in west London, The George and Devonshire has a history dating back to the 1650s.

Initially known simply as The George (like so many taverns and pubs, apparently after England’s patron saint), by the 1820s the name had changed to The George and Devonshire – the Duke of Devonshire’s former showpiece property, Chiswick House, can still be found nearby (for more on Chiswick House, see our… 113 more words

The Thames