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10 of London’s modern icons…5. The London Eye...

Currently known as the Coca-Cola London Eye (it’s had several name and sponsorship changes over its life), this unmissable structure started operations in the year 2000. 283 more words

Twentieth Century

A Castle in Romagna, by Igor Štiks

There are some stories we tell over and over because people always think that, this time, it will go differently. A Castle in Romagna, by Igor Štiks (translated by Tomislav Kuzmanović and Russell Scott Valentino), features two such tales. 299 more words

Review

Negroland: A Memoir - Margo Jefferson (2015)

“Negroland is my name for a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty. Children in Negroland were warned that few Negroes enjoyed privilege or plenty and that most whites would be glad to see them returned to indigence, deference and subservience.

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Books

What's in a name?...Aldwych...

Now the name of a short, crescent-shaped thoroughfare which links the Strand with Kingsway in the West End (and the area surrounding it), the name actually refers back to the Saxon era. 216 more words

Twentieth Century

Edgeworth, Levinas, and Conrad: A Philosophy of (Un)ethical Engagement or Lessons in Colonial Conversation

Hello dear readers,

I’m going to make a bit of a stab at philosophy by way of literary criticism. Philosophers and philosophically minded folk, feel free to correct my missteps in the comments. 1,376 more words

Conversation

February 16: Restoration

February 16: Hungarian culture has somehow produced a disproportionate number of important and influential photographers without whom the medium would be much the poorer, especially in the period between the two world wars. 2,512 more words

Photography History

10 of London’s modern icons…4. One Canada Tower...

The second tallest building in the UK (and once, very briefly, the tallest building in Europe), Canary Wharf’s One Canada Tower is a symbol of London’s revamped Docklands. 148 more words

Twentieth Century