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Soviet Realism; Russian Experimentation

Soviet Realism; Russian Experimentation

The avant-garde was banned in the USSR for over five decades. Between 1932 and the end of the 1980s, Soviet artists were compelled to abandon any creative experimentation. The work they had once done, held in museums throughout the country, was hidden away and sometimes destroyed...

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Uruguayan Beef; New Zealand Mutton

Uruguayan Beef; New Zealand Mutton

The boiling down and pressing of cattle meat to produce tinned beef, such as the flagship Fray Bentos corned beef, was a much-improved version of Liebig’s method...

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Why are the humanities worth saving?

Why are the humanities worth saving?

The historical shift currently underway is massive. The ridiculous stories that the anti-woke hucksters and tabloids love to pick up and ridicule are in fact just the faintest epiphenomena of this massive shift...

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Extractivism in Ecuador

Extractivism in Ecuador

The substantial reorientation that occurred in Ecuador and many other Latin American countries was driven by historically high primary commodity prices during the first decade of the twenty-first century...

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Rhetoric, Law and the Formation of Asian American as a Racial Identity

Rhetoric, Law and the Formation of Asian American as a Racial Identity

Coulson establishes the broader historical context for the formation of “Asian” as a race in America by pointing to immigration patterns that created economic competition in places like California...

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Shakespeare’s North

Shakespeare’s North

He argues that Shakespeare wrote the plays by plagiarizing liberally from North’s earlier works, some of which were published and are now lost...

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Medha Singh on J.M. Coetzee

Medha Singh on J.M. Coetzee

The postcolonial school may have claimed Coetzee, yet his attempt at a satirical sort of self canonisation actively resists any and all approaches to his writing within a single framework...

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Parent Assistant Referee

Parent Assistant Referee

After the game was over, the parents and kids all met at the coach’s house to have pizza and celebrate the season...

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A Tribute to Uchrony by Paul Vacca

A Tribute to Uchrony by Paul Vacca

Nothing prevents us from using uchrony to look to the future...

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The Order of the Dolphin was dismayed…

The Order of the Dolphin was dismayed…

As the 1960s opened, the Order of the Dolphin was dismayed as it became clearer that the Milky Way was no cacophonous cloud of thinking stars...

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There is no typical singing career…

There is no typical singing career…

What is the economic reality of being a singer? How much do singers typically have to invest before they can achieve an adequate living?

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French Female Resistance Fighters in Britain

French Female Resistance Fighters in Britain

During the months of the liberation of France, British politicians and diplomats established that it was their duty to help restore the image of France in Britain because France was their main partner for engaging in discussion about the creation of a western bloc...

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A Fitting Timepiece by Daniel Tobin

A Fitting Timepiece by Daniel Tobin

Dynamics and architecture: the very attributes required for making an Internet, a universe, an emergent God, a creation, certainly a poem...

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Orwell’s Cuppa

Orwell’s Cuppa

The tea should be strong. For a pot holding a quart, if you are going to fill it nearly to the brim, six heaped teaspoons would be about right...

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Douglas Penick: At Ease Together

Douglas Penick: At Ease Together

Awareness joins inner and outer, near and far. It can also be referred to as compassion...

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‘Now there’s more generosity in the sauce’

‘Now there’s more generosity in the sauce’

People are hungry for human interaction; they want to display their humanity, and they have fewer opportunities to do that over the course of their days...

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Her Majesty’s Inspector of Explosives and the Dynamite Rascals

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Explosives and the Dynamite Rascals

It was an “infernal machine” comprised of a clock, a pistol trigger mechanism, moving cogs and bars of a soft, chemical-smelling material...

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Isha Badoniya on Erik Hoel

Isha Badoniya on Erik Hoel

The neuroscientist vows not to ruin his new beginnings as he re-enters academic life...

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Citizen Mank

Citizen Mank

Success, for Mankiewicz, meant Broadway, not half credit on some blockbuster...

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