Lest anyone thing I have gone full Luddite, Google DeepDream is a timely example of the haunted tech I can get behind.
When you stop to..
That’s an old, Soviet space command centre, taken from this collection of Soviet runs, which also includes a shaft tunnelled four kilometr..
The Nine of Wands in my first ever Tarot deck, the Arthurian Tarot, is called the Wind Harps of War. Merlin set Aeolian harps along the co..
This was a fun one. Possibly my most enjoyable podcast appearance to date.
Much of this is probably due to being given enough time to t..
In the decades to come, Putin’s actions will be the subject of hundreds of political science PhDs. Most of us cannot see it at the moment ..
It still makes me feel weird just posting something really short so I can share a video. But not nearly enough of you use twitter.
What an interesting time for James Bond to return to popular consciousness. What an even more interesting incarnation. Spectre. What a mar..
In lieu of pointing out some of the more obvious financial and political origins of terrorism’s ‘New Coke’,..
There is a Coursera course on Cuanderismo starting in August. Details below:
Found via the ever-informed Fr AIT.
Looks very temp..
Thunder rolls across central London like a pyroclastic flow, sending everyone scurrying from the sudden dark and even more sudden wet…
Link posts sounds like a good idea at the time because you think they’ll be quick.
Mine never are.
I want to say things about th..
However, like large, slow-moving planets in a natal chart, some ye..
Perhaps this is what happened to the elves when mankind discovered magic? They moved deeper into the Otherworld.
JJ Abrams ruining ..
The portrait of Thomas McIntyre looks down on the revellers dancing in the inner hall.
An engraving on the frame says the painting is a..
There will be a review coming, but in order to save time, just go out and buy Peter Levenda’s The Dark Lord.
It’s a confident reali..
Today is the 260th birthday of the British Museum, which I marked by being in it.
Specifically, we were there for 2013’s blockbuster sh..
All of this would be totally fasc..
So I was very much looking ..
“The nazi inquisitor didn’t pan out. Let’s get someone more vicious.”
In this ..
London may be a city of the dead but York’s dead feel someho..
Those cheeky ancient Greeks, eh?
First with the sexy, sexy child sex and then with creating the western world’s defining story stru..
Despite a desperate PR campaign spanning decades, this ..
I can barely pick up the TV remote now without pictu..
I met a terrorist once.
It was a rather incongruously beautiful location. The 5am sunrise sparkling off an idyllic bay just south o..
Peter from Scarlet Imprint mentioned something in an email today that I had sheepishly forgotten:
Happy birthday, gorgeous.
Raise a ..
You spend five years living in the city with the highest rate of individual boat ownership in the world without so much as a Sunday af..
Waiting for a decent magical summer is like waiting for a decent British summer. (Wettest April to June on record. And records go back..
The evening of my grandfather’s birthday I have this dream, which I wrote down more or less immediately upon waking:
It appears the UK is back in recession. That sucks. Time to double our hustle.
What doesn’t suck is this announcement comes on the ..
In Europe, any self-respecting teacher, at least the dozen or so I have met..