Monthly Archives: May 2012

A History of Reading by Steven Tibor Fischer

To write is to read. An obvious truism yet they are different. Writing, particularly writing fiction, is to call into being something new. Even the most prosaic shopping list is pregnant with meals to be made. Any act of creation … Continue reading

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Hyperreality and Escape in Iran

The ffotogallery in Cardiff has been exhibiting photographs by and about women in Iran.  I caught the last  day yesterday.  As a whole the exhibition oscillates between celebrating love and marking censorship.  The curator, Amek Mahmoodian, has a wonderful exhibit … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding and peak wood

Malta has the oldest stone buildings in the world.  Their oldest temples are a millennium older than the Great Pyramid, three millennia before the Acropolis more than five thousand years old than St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Perhaps because of … Continue reading

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