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Read of the week: The point of view of the alien

By Kate Blackwood / July 18, 2021

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger catalogues the clock of celestial bodies, turning the point of view back toward Earth: how might THEY find us, and what might we look like to them?

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Public House

By Kate Blackwood / July 15, 2021

The medieval origin of the British pub – the “public house” – meets modern day parental day-drinking.

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Read of the week: Note-taking

By Kate Blackwood / July 10, 2021

This post by magazine writer Ben Mauk has renewed my appetite for taking note of the world. And encouraged me to buy a new notebook.

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Book Review: Hamnet

By Kate Blackwood / June 30, 2021

Her grief fades with her life. His echoes through audiences forever.

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