Post Archive for Year: 2020

Communiqué

The soundtrack to the summer of 1985 was, without a doubt, Dire Straits’ fifth album Brothers in Arms. Dominating the airwaves and selling well over 30 million copies around the world, it brought the Compact … Continue reading

Same same, but different

Senator Joseph McCarthy is the recognisable face of a wretched four-year period in the United States that was known as the Second Red Scare. Starting in 1950 with his accusation in a speech that the US … Continue reading

Plus ça Change

For many years my mother has been a member of NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, which promotes education in the arts and seeks to preserve artistic heritage. Recently rebranded as … Continue reading

Geography over Time

As someone with a broad range of interests and precious little depth, I have a bookshelf and a concentration span to match. A quick check online reveals that since signing up to Amazon in 2001, … Continue reading