Links! Poe! London! 20s! Doctor Who!

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Edgar Allan Poe on the joy of marginalia & what handwriting says about a character. How we only talk to ourselves in the margins. Worth a read, even more so in the context of the book I am currently reading, which I wholly recommend. The most addictive game in London is back. I'm stuck on 88. How ...

Links! Languages! Music! Frankenstein! Punchdrunk!

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[Image Source] If you are fascinated by languages and etymology, like I am, then you will love these maps showing the origins of everyday words. Hate is not a natural state. Have a look at how these children reacted to a video about gay marriage. Think your English is flawless, even under pressure? Let's see how you fare. For ...

Links! J.J.Abrams! Phonebloks! Hacking! Sylvia Plath!

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[Image Source] Excellent documentary on the Codes of Gender. Moving story about facing your childhood bullies. This one is really worth a read. A peek inside J.J.Abrams' new project. I've ordered this book and am ridiculously excited about receiving it. I cannot wait to sit with it all day and explore. A very interesting concept for a new, sustainable ...

How to pack for a weekend city break using only hand luggage – a definitive checklist

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[Image source] Last weekend, a few close friends of mine and I escaped on a weekend visit to beautiful Berlin. We had managed to nab a flight at a really good price on a budget airline and visit what currently seems to be the coolest city in Europe. The problem with budget flights, though, is that ...

Links! Olive oil! Plus size clothes! Cat gifs! Sexism in the Music Industry! Literature and Freedom!

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[Image source] Is Maltese olive oil the best olive oil in the world? (Hint: Yes. Yes it is.) The wonderful Neil Gaiman on why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens. Charlotte Church gave a BBC lecture on Sexism in the Music Industry, and it is eloquent, powerful, and worth ...

How to entertain yourself for free (or very cheaply) in London

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Moving to a new city can be an intimidating experience for anyone, especially if your new city is one as big and notoriously unfriendly as London (a myth, bythe way). It's easy to opt to stay indoors, or limit yourself to tourist spots, or even rely on your friends for entertainment. But what if you ...

Top 5 Purchases of 2011

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Education Studying for a Masters degree in Digital Media is not free! There are tuition fees, accommodation fees, books to buy... But you can't really put a price on education and knowledge and that is why the most important transaction I made in 2011 was the one that got me enrolled in my course. Travel Ah, wanderlust. Being ...