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The Wards

An artistic dynasty’s story in Kensal Green

Surfing eBay one lunchtime, I found a single page from the London Illustrated News. On a page with barely readable writing, alongside some beautiful engravings of steles and sculptures of the Cop√°n archaeological site in South America was a slightly planer illustration celebrating the memorial to James Ward, R.A. 693 more words

History

Thursday Miscellany: an eight-year-old writer, a Vanity Fair harlequin, and toasted cigarettes

(I’m changing my schedule from M-W-F to Tu-Th-Sat, so Wednesday Miscellany is now Thursday Miscellany.)

This story was a submission to a contest in St. Nicholas magazine. 145 more words

1918

Vanity Fair 75-100 Vintage Sheer Lace Bra 38C

I don’t have much information on this bra. My guess is that it is from the 1970’s. It is bright red- not as orange as it appears in my photos. 108 more words

Underwire

Bond 25: Annoying stories edition

This week, Daniel Craig talked (very, very) briefly about Bond 25. He didn’t say much, except to say (again) he’d be doing the movie. However, that didn’t stop a number of stories with… 614 more words

James Bond Films

Trailblazer: Lena Waithe

By Kashyah Williams

Lena Waithe graces the newly released April cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Waithe is the third openly queer person and the eighth black woman to appear on the 105-year old magazine to date. 411 more words

Arts & Entertainment

Potteries criminals feared Wright's Law

A barrister whose attempts to pursue a political career in Parliament were unsuccessful, Harold Wright became The Potteries Stipendiary Magistrate in 1893.

A man who sympathised with the victims of domestic violence, Harold was determined to stamp out wife beating and child abuse in the six towns. 254 more words

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