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Why Students Love Crash Course

An open letter to John Green,

With the AP World History exam coming up in a matter of days now, many students across the country are likely going through and watching all of the Crash Course World History episodes. 596 more words

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The Voyage

Finding wonder in the work of a writer I’ve not read before is not dissimilar to the early days of a romance. Those early weeks and months of enchantment are enlivening, energizing, as I go through the joyful immersion in their work. 200 more words

Literature In Translation

Flashman on the March: Series Ends on a High Note...Recommended

The Flashman Papers comes to its end with Flashman on the March, not because the adventures of Flashy are over but because it was the last in the series… 289 more words

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Value-Adding Winners!

Ok. If you have any interest at all in

  • Silicon Valley
  • Modern “tech” culture
  • The absurdity of contemporary life
  • Richard Scarry

You have to go… 88 more words


The Four Books, by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas

I’ve read two other books by Yan Lianke: Dream of Ding Village (2005) which was an indictment of China’s scandalous blood collection scheme, (see my review… 1,196 more words


Leonardo Cremonnini

Over the last few years I have often marvelled at how much excellent work there is in art. It does get me excited. But also makes me wonder if there is an one direction into which it is headed. 39 more words


Kew Gardens' Imperial Connections

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew were founded by Princess Augusta (1713-1772) in the 1760s. In 1838 a Royal Commission was set up to inquire into the future of the gardens. 1,992 more words