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Audio commentary on The Mended Lute (D.W. Griffith, 1909)

Dr. Darren R. Reid provides an informative analysis of the nuances of Hollywood’s stereotyping of Native Americans in this early Griffith film, starring the world’s first movie star, Florence Lawrence.

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A Visit to Delaware, 1909

I bought this little snippet of a couple’s lives at an antiques store a few days ago. It’s a studio photograph of Herbert and Margaret Hind, taken in Delaware in 1909. 151 more words


Did you know?

The term ‘cyberspace’ was coined by science fiction author William Gibson in his 1982 short story, ‘Burning Chrome’. [Source]


Wittgenstein: A Memoir

Carl Elliott reads Norman Malcolm’s slim yet riveting account of his friendship with the Austrian philosopher:

“I first saw Wittgenstein in the Michaelmas term of 1938, my first term at Cambridge. 494 more words


On Isherwood's A Single Man

Robert McCrum (The Guardian) selects Christoper Isherwood’s novel as 83 on his list of the 100 best novels

Dedicated to Gore Vidal, A Single Man… 175 more words