My weekly collection of the provocative, intriguing, or curious, in a world where the house is falling down. The contextual, the cultural, and other things that catch my eye.

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Hong Kong’s protestors are fighting a visual battle. On the basis of these posters, they’re probably winning.

It’s time to scrap London Fashion Week. At least until it’s worked out how to be sustainable.

Population growth rates are slowing. Yes, we know this already, but it has huge implications

‘Techlash’ has reached Stanford. It may be Silicon Valley university, but today’s computer students aren’t keen on working for Facebook and Google.

Stress, depression and anxiety accounted for half of UK sick days in 2017/18. The reason: changes in the nature of work.

Women writers didn’t need a room of their own. They needed access to contraception.

The abolition of time. Well, at least clock time.


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“The whole world’s at sixes and sevens, and why the house hasn’t fallen down about our ears long ago is a miracle to me.” (Thornton Wilder)

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