Tag Archives: In Our Time

One For Thebes

A recent In Our Time episode, Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Greek city-state of Thebes. There were a couple of points that really piqued my interest – Thebes position in the centre of Greece and its alliance with … Continue reading

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Artist as Protagonist

A recent episode of In Our Time focused on the Japanese artist Hokusai, and the discussion turned to Japan at the time and Hokusai’s place in both the artistic community and the politics of the time – he apparently had … Continue reading

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The Sunday Six for 25 May 2014

Syrian refugees. The unique and awesome Neil Gaiman visited a refugee camp in Jordan. It’s important that people read this and understand how absolutely horrible are the lives of many people in this world. I’ve been to some very shitty … Continue reading

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