Today I'm going to talk about Thanksgiving foods and their history. The University of Illinois extension has some fun turkey facts, including that the…
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I review books a lot, for various places. But I don’t usually put reviews here. This one I wanted to write though, because the book really got me…
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This week has seen the crash of a crypto trading business run by a man called Sam Bankman-Fried, who apparently was using his investors money as a piggy…
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This week saw a televised debate between the candidates for a senate seat in Pennsylvania. Dr Mehmet Oz is the Republican and John Fetterman the…
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The season has turned, the spooky names have appeared on twitter, and decorative gourds are on their way. I was in Antibes last week, looking at the…
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To encounter rain in Italy is to hit a moment of confusion. In the mind’s eye, Italy is perpetual sun. Burning heat as you wander past ancient…
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I want to leave a suitcase for the day. In Spain. This is a trickier now than it once was: thanks to terrorism threats, public lockers at railways…
The Wing is dead, it seems. If you missed it, the Wing was a women’s club with multiple venues, offering workspaces and other luxe facilities. It rode…
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Yesterday, I went to a party in a garden and got kissed on the mouth by a friendly dog. Soon the party was getting dark and we almost couldn't see…
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I recently wrote a piece about dogs, for Aeon. Readers might recall I’ve had an interest in the pandemic puppy craze. I’m an observer, not a participant…
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I’ve been travelling for work, and right now I’m in Copenhagen. I went to the famed Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. I…
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I was having drinks the other day, and there was a cabaret singer, and sure enough someone was taking photos. I don’t know if the singer minded, but…
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