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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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Keep calm and look up the Queen on Wikipedia

in Culture / Entertainment/Philosophies by
The Queen’s portrait in the backstage area of Moritzbastei, Leipzig. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Everything you wanted to know about the Queen of England, the world’s oldest historical people, and politicians’ candy drawers but were afraid to ask.

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Northern Ireland: Brexit’s biggest loser?

in Opinion/Politics by
Mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Public domain photo

For those over 35, the memories of the Troubles are still strong and poignant enough to consider the issue a most serious one.

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The magic in Britain’s drizzly bonfire season

in Culture / Entertainment/Travel by
Boy at bonfire. Public domain photo.

As these long nights roll in across the south coast, we hit back with a unique tradition that dregs up some of the dark, dirty and rebellious bits of English culture.

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Broker’s Quixota: dive bar hardcore

in Concerts/Music by

Catch this heavy-guitar combo 4 Nov in Plagwitz before gentrification makes us all wear loafers.

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Accidentally kidnapped in Belfast

in History/Politics/Travel by

One wrong turn can lead to discovering the reality of living in a place.

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