Category Archives: Literature

Chorlton Bookshop – Manchester City of Literature

Located right in the heart of Chorlton, we’ve been serving the local community since 1983. A family-owned business from the very beginning, we like to think our shop is small, but perfectly formed, and we pride ourselves on its calm, … Continue reading

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Why Magical Realism is a Global Phenomenon | It’s Lit

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‘Spirited Away’ Makes Live-Action Theater Debut on Stage in Tokyo | My Modern Met

By Larisa Crowder on April 4, 2022 Studio Ghibli fans rejoice! The beloved animated film Spirited Away officially made its debut on the stage. The acclaimed Studio Ghibli film has earned devoted fans around the world since its release in 2001. It … Continue reading

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A musician and a storyteller collaborate in a daily duet of words and music | Aeon Videos

‘There was once a man, so old that most of his family and all his friends had left this world before him…’ In 2013, the Scottish author and poet James Robertson wrote a story every day for a year, each … Continue reading

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Adam Savage Interviews Author Mary Roach – The Talking Room

While researching topics for her books, author Mary Roach puts the obscure and fascinating stories of science under a spotlight. Her books cover a diverse range of topics, including sex, colonizing Mars, death, and the human alimentary canal. Please welcome … Continue reading

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Mary Roach in Conversation with Peter Sagal

One of the most intrepid—and funniest—science writers working today, Mary Roach has explored sex (Bonk), corpses (Stiff), and digestion (Gulp). For her latest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Roach’s field research has taken her from Djibouti to … Continue reading

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True love lies beyond the claustrophobia of romance | Aeon Essays

True love: more made than found. Rome, 1994. Photo by Steve McCurry/Magnum Forget the modern romantic notion of ‘the one’. True love means looking beyond the couple and out towards life   It is a telling statistic that the ­most … Continue reading

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Librarian Saved Thousands of Historical Manuscripts From Being Destroyed | My Modern Met

By Madeleine Muzdakis on September 12, 2021 Manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Centre, Timbuktu, in 2013. (Photo: UNESCO via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO) A librarian named Abdel Kader Haidara secretly saved hundreds of thousands of manuscripts from being … Continue reading

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Nsibidi scripts | Ikom in the present day Cross River State, Nigeria

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Bamum script | Cameroon

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