The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra

 Lawrence Alma-Tadema
By Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1885.

14
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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The Long Game


A pretty interesting video essay all about creativity. To cut a long story short: stick at it. No, really.

13
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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Latest Whisky Reviews

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Three drams of note this month (one of which is to avoid). The first is from Springbank, one of the very first distilleries I ever visited. The second is an indie bottling from Cadenhead, of a distillery I’d never tried before. Finally, the latest iteration of the Black Bottle blend is very disappointing – even at a low price.

10
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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whisky

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We Will Live Again


This fascinating little film is about cryogenics – and therefore dead people on their way to cryopreservation. It’s potentially too grim for some!

09
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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discussions

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Vanquished

Vanquished
By Edmund Blair Leighton, 1884.

07
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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The Disappearing Package

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This is pretty interesting. Grad student Aaron Mickelson has created a whole load of design ideas with the aim to reduce packaging waste.

06
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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A Tour of the British Isles in Accents

This was a piece originally recorded for BBC Radio 4 by dialect coach Andrew Jack. It provides a nice little overview of the range of accents that are spoken across the British Isles.

Via Laughing Squid.

04
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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discussions

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02
Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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This Is a Generic Brand Video


A video of Kendra Eash’s poem “This Is a Generic Brand Video” featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, which is well worth reading separately.

31
Mar 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
CATEGORY

film

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Slow Life


The fascinating world of corals and sponges.

30
Mar 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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