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Fahrenheit 451 in 3 Minutes

This is a brilliant short animation based on Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451, sent to me by Jack Collins. It prvides both a summary of the story and an analysis of its main characters and themes. The book was written at the height of the McCarthy era in the states, but as our newspapers remind … Continue reading

Masterless Men and Vagabond Persons

Masterless Men and Vagabond Persons

When the first theatres opened in London, from 1576 the city was still a small place. The wealthy had large mansions with gardens,often the first place where exotic plants were grown. Opposite St Mary le Bow was a tilting ground and on Cornhill in summer and winter was the running of the quintain, or jousting. … Continue reading

Branson and Punk

Branson and Punk

A friend just pointed out a piece of history that seems to be glossed over in all the punk nostalgia – that the Sex Pistol’s second and final album, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’, was released by Virgin records, by the baby boomer millionaire ┬áRichard Branson. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine named this album as no. … Continue reading