I heard a rumour the other day that Blankety Blank, the panel show from my childhood that sticks in my mind most of all, is coming back with Miranda as the proposed host (there’s a link to last night’s gig for you). The idea behind it for those who don’t remember or are too young … Continue reading I………… Therefore I Am
I was browsing on the web this week and discovered a list of the most famous banned books. You've never guess what was on there... Lent is traditionally a time for reflection and a period during which Christians are encouraged to devote time to reading the Bible (something we're always called to do, of course, … Continue reading Banned Books
In an abandoned warehouse in Chicago hang decaying three thousand marionettes. Sound like a scene from a chilling horror movie? It might do, but this was the discovery of Joseph R. Lewis, a producer and director. Together they make the lost family of Ralph Kipniss America’s last great puppet maker and puppeteer, from the line … Continue reading 3000 Puppets in a Warehouse
She’s not the first to do it, but this week JK Rowling was unmasked as being the author of the detective novel ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ about a war veteran turned investigator called Cormoran Strike. The cover of the book claimed one Robert Galbraith as its author, a debut novelist, a far cry from the multi-million … Continue reading Written By…
A few weeks ago we went as a family to the Globe to watch Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. It was a magical night, my first time there, and I am determined not my last. Before hand, though, I put a lot of work in to make sure I’d read the script and understood the story so … Continue reading Telling Tales
Whilst I was at University I was introduced to Stephen Jay Gould, and paleontogist and biologist, who gained quite a name for himself writing popular science books in an attempt to inspire people to become more interested in biology. I recently stumbled across a quote from him, although I must confess to not knowing where … Continue reading Erroneous Stories
A little late, but I've just stumbled across this video cramming in 100 phrases introduced in to our language by the King James Bible (I'm assuming it was made to celebrate its recent anniversary). Quite a list!
At the risk of heresy, I loved this classic round from a recent Mock the Week episode, 'Unlikely things to read in the Bible'. Wonderful!