It was acceptable in the 80s
Unless you’ve been hiding in a nuclear bunker for the last 3 years, you will have noticed that the 80s have had a comeback. It was just a matter of time. Leave it to fester for long enough, and your brain will soon be intoxicated with the fumes of nostalgia. Everything looks better in hindsight, which explains the continuing appeal of the Tory party, or the revival of harem pants. But enough...
The Backpacker Civil War | Kem Buggers Off... →
From a friend who has caught that most persistent of bugs - the Lonely Planeticus Backpackus Backpackus. Who knew physicists could also be witty, eh ;-)?
Feminism and the Welfare State in a Cold Climate:...
The Economist recently featured an article on Scandinavian crime fiction, and true to its penchant for punning, entitled it “Inspector Norse”. Yet Nordic writers have - with the exception of Ian Rankin - far surpassed their Anglo-Saxon counterparts in recent years - and Inspector Rebus is not even English. Murder, it seems, thrives in cold climates. Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy and...