Magic is all about getting ‘their’ attention.
I’ve been rolling this description around and around in my head since Chris said it durin..
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 ..
Enough time has passed since our selected betters decided to pretend they were marching for freedom of speech and went back to snooping on..
What an interesting time for James Bond to return to popular consciousness. What an even more interesting incarnation. Spectre. What a mar..
RO dropped a ‘blink and you missed it’ truth bomb the other day. He said that if a spirit working doesn’t result in what you asked for, go..
The bartender I am probably falling in love with hands me a copy of the first issue of an independent cinema newspaper. How long has it be..
How much would it surprise you to learn that Gordon Ramsay is a herald of the end of empire?
This is according to a famous British sold..
In lieu of pointing out some of the more obvious financial and political origins of terrorism’s ‘New Coke’,..
Thunder rolls across central London like a pyroclastic flow, sending everyone scurrying from the sudden dark and even more sudden wet…
It can b..
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..
He experienced and then wrote about one of the more famous abduction/encounters that became th..
Famously, the Queen does not carry money.
Just like the deliberate engineering of our financial illiteracy through primary school a..
My bus sneaks up behind him as it comes along the top of ..
The destruction of the Cathars, Rothschild hoodwinking the entire Londo..
“The nazi inquisitor didn’t pan out. Let’s get someone more vicious.”
In this ..
There was much consternation when Carcassonne was struck off the official register of fortresses in France.
Napoleon had inherited ..
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..
From a risk management perspective, the first thing you ..
Consider the following opinion of Dr Ellie Sattler, the palaeobotanist from a book I read at least thirty times during my teens, Juras..
It always seemed a bit too camp and not in the good way. (Not like this..
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..
Developed countries are getting older just as we seem to be running out of money for wheelchai..
“You know Prince Harry’s here? I just shook hands with him at the bar.”
My friend hands me my drink.
But of course Prince Harry’..
31 years and one evening ago I decided it was about time to start breathing air.
So over the course of the Eve of St John the Bapti..
The sound of champagne corks popping in the narrow street interrupts our conversation.
We are in Bordeaux and according to the smar..
A frequent accusation levelled at conspiracy theories is that they serve as replacement narratives for ostensibly post-religious peopl..
In Europe, any self-respecting teacher, at least the dozen or so I have met..
Whatever word you use for whatever it is you think we do… we’ve been called a lot of things before.
Poisoner, abortionist, false-..
If you are in a similar situatio..
Even accounting for wars and famine and such our understanding of wealth has been reasonably stable since the development of agricultu..
You have a slightly better than 50% chance of surviving a plane crash based on 2010 figures. But that’s only if you know what to do.
Use the extraordinary to secure victory.
The flavors are only five in number, but ..