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High Life: surviving humanity’s last frontier

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What would you do if you found out you were stuck on a one-way trip in outer space?

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Leather, paper, feather – castles

in History/Literature/Travel
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    Moritzburg Castle, Germany. (Photo: Lito Seizani)
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    Schwerin Castle, Germany. (Photo: public domain)
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    Ludwigslust Palace, Germany. (Photo: Lito Seizani)

Renaissance and Baroque surprises lie just a train ride (or a few) away.

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Orbán and Le Pen: breaking the EU’s cordon sanitaire?

in Politics/Society

Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts.

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Short story: “Out of the Dark Forest”

in Literature/Philosophies
You never know what may be lurking when you venture with a stranger into a dark forest. Photo: public domain
You never know what may be lurking when you venture with a stranger into a dark forest. Photo: public domain

“Maybe my chauffeur could read my mind, or my body language, or smell my intent. Or see my hand on the door handle. It was the moment of truth.”

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Clashing Cultures and Cuisines

in Movies
Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal in The hundred foot journey

If you have been following my columns since I started, they have been all about TV and films, but in these times of austerity and cutbacks in the arts, I wanted to show my respect for the great things happening in theater as well. In light of this and coming from a theater background the…

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