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Poetry ‘Keeping voices together in a common cause’

chimney lightningedited by Andy CroftFireplace Books €9.99 AT A RECENT event celebrating the release of Culture Matters’ The Cry of the Poor: An Anthology of Radical Writing About Poverty (2021), I chatted with one of our contributors about the perils and delights of the anthology form. He suggested that a great many contemporary anthologies fail, …

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TV: The Gilded Age and moving on from Downton Abbey

Julian Fellowes, by his own admission, is a man haunted by “witty, elderly women.” Having conjured Downton Abbey’s Lady Violet Crawley and Gosford Park’s Constance, Countess of Trentham from the innermost recesses of his mind, it’s very much a torment of his own making. “I suppose that comes from having been brought up by a …

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Joan Hennessy: How a Worthing Woman Helped Hundreds of German Jews Flee Hitler

Joan Hennessy was one of the first group of women at Worthing Girls’ High School to learn German. He got a job at a domestic agency in Chapel Road, Worthing, in the 1930s and began translating letters from Germans applying for jobs. It was then that he realized that there was a great need for …

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Nipissing First Nation author shares the language in new children’s book

The cover art of the new children’s book, This Is What I’ve Been Told, is by illustrator and author Juliana Armstrong of Nipissing First Nation. – Photo supplied By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION—In her new book, This Is What I’ve Been Told – Mii Yi Gaa-Bi-Wiindmaagooyann, author Juliana Armstrong writes, “Throughout my life, …

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Action Comics #1039: Uncovering the dark history of Warworld!

action comics #1039 opens with the first entry in Clark Kent’s diary. It begins with an explanation of his identity and his “history,” both past and present. As a journalist, he says, he feels compelled to record his experiences in Warworld. In the following pages, that experience, his life in the gladiatorial pits and arena …

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Separate canned food fact from fiction – Dodge City Daily Globe

Shoppers can find almost any of their favorite foods in canned varieties. Convenience is a driving force behind the popularity of canned foods, as such items are often affordable, easily cut and/or prepared, and stored for long periods without the need for refrigeration. When a certain ingredient is needed, all you have to do is …

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What Boris Johnson was tweeting while allegedly breaking lockdown rules

Boris Johnson has been hit by allegations of another party said to have taken place in Downing Street while social restrictions were in place to stop the spread of coronavirus. With Whitehall mandarin Sue Gray currently compiling her report on a series of social gatherings that could break the rules and due to be submitted …

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‘Being dyslexic helps me to be creative’: a technology entrepreneur on her sources of inspiration | Pinterest: find what you really love

Pip Jamieson is the founder of The Dots, a professional network for creatives. Describing herself as “delightfully dyslexic,” Jamieson couldn’t read until she was 11. However, she earned her first degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh before making her way into the creative industries. Throughout her career, she has had to be highly …

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Director Matt Reeves says ‘The Batman’ is inspired by ’70s movies, ’80s comics and… Nirvana

With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, we know that he is a different superhero, but how is the director of the batman feeling? “Terrified,” says Matt Reeves. The journey to the screen of the new Batman movie has been long and exhausting. Nearly a decade ago, Ben Affleck was cast as the caped crusader …

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A yearbook of Indian poetry in English has been published. How were the poems chosen?

The Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-21 has evolved from an inspirational coming together of two poets as editors who decided to help steer and facilitate the process of cherry picking – with the help of a committee of experts – in a rapidly expanding jungle of Indian poetry in English. When the path …

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