Singular explanations -especially materialist ones- fall into the category of ‘necessary but not sufficient’. For instance, you could make..
The irony was not lost on the Italian archaeologist giving us a private, after-hours tour of Trajan’s imperial forum. Something something ..
Enough time has passed since our selected betters decided to pretend they were marching for freedom of speech and went back to snooping on..
Whilst there may have been stories of a mysterious priest king in the Far Ea..
Famously, the Queen does not carry money.
Just like the deliberate engineering of our financial illiteracy through primary school a..
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..
A train leaves Nazi-occupied Paris for the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. On board is a member of the..
All of this would be totally fasc..
There are atypical phenomena which we have a fondness for describing as “being int..
“The nazi inquisitor didn’t pan out. Let’s get someone more vicious.”
In this ..
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
The night Neil Armstrong died we wer..
Just having a look at Twitter, it seems we all haven’t clearly eaten enough over the last two weeks.
So here are some food-based fo..
Blame the wonderful Balthazar and the addictiveness of Amazon Prime in equal measure.
There’s a Lovecraftian Tarot deck that’s actu..
Not for nothing is my darling Bruno in the header image for this website. He’s one of my all-time heroes.
The combination of a pass..
Do you believe in magic? Please.
If I ask you at the right time of day or in a room set to the right temperature you won’t even bel..
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Fancy a few Renaissance magic supplies?
What if they were free? I thought so.
Dr Hyatt spoke often about surrender. I wonder if this is where a lot of the magical resistance to Jesus comes? We don’t like it. A ma..
I bought this delightful little book from a discounted bookstore on my local high road.
The bookstore itself is amazing -one of th..
Nothing like travel to make you think of home.
Especially when you’re sitting in the Piazza della Signoria, drinking a beer as earl..
Centred in Florence, the Renaissance was a time of great achievement in art, music and architecture.
Intertwined with these world..