Berfrois

Goodbye, Hello

Goodbye, Hello

Thank you for reading Berfrois (2009-2022)!

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Madescent Malta

Madescent Malta

Malta is not so much an island as it is the top of a mountain...

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Hazzard’s Humans

Hazzard’s Humans

Or so very little longer...

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Stirring Moss

Stirring Moss

Dillenius identified several mosses and fungi, under the heading Cryptogams, denoting plants that reproduce via spores...

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The Guggenheim Bilbao hits a quarter century

The Guggenheim Bilbao hits a quarter century

Outside, along the riverside, a confident linear park unpeels...

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Flutter By by M. Munro

Flutter By by M. Munro

ZHUANG ZHOU DREAMS HE IS A BUTTERFLY...

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Farah Abdessamad in Italy

Farah Abdessamad in Italy

It’s time to leave Florence and the enchanted myths of the Renaissance behind...

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Hannes Schumacher on Les maîtres fous and Koriam’s Law

Hannes Schumacher on Les maîtres fous and Koriam’s Law

On a Sunday morning, practitioners of the Hauka sect leave the city to participate in a unique ritual in the countryside...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Imperialism

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Imperialism

For many of the most successful imperialist countries, empire was just not worth the trouble...

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Electricity was the fuel of choice for scientific romancers…

Electricity was the fuel of choice for scientific romancers…

During America’s Gilded Age, the future seemed to pulse with electrical possibility...

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Jeremy Fernando on salt

Jeremy Fernando on salt

Preserve me not that I become another nor ossify...

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Stuart Walton on The Waste Land

Stuart Walton on The Waste Land

The least conventional poem of the era begins, conventionally enough, with the seasons...

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Solving the Sapient Paradox

Solving the Sapient Paradox

Why were we stuck in prehistory for so long?

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The French capital had around 30,000 cafes by 1900…

The French capital had around 30,000 cafes by 1900…

Parisian cafes could become cauldrons of conversation and thought...

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‘I’ve been eating zaatar ever since I can remember’

‘I’ve been eating zaatar ever since I can remember’

Thyme, sumac, marjoram, oregano, sesame seeds...

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TIME BONUS

TIME BONUS

It is a matter of mastering the level architecture and looting useable material...

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