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Writing tagged LRB

  1. The most profound interest

    No one believed the Wright Brothers could fly.

  2. The natural order of things

    Bits from an LRB review of a book about how socialism has disappeared from America.

  3. The Canadian iron ring tradition

    Canadian engineers wear rings on their little fingers as a reminder of their responsibilities to the public.

  4. They ate the money

    John Lanchester on the feeling of people in Greece and elsewhere about the economic crisis.

  5. That’s no city

    Rosemary Hill on the Shard as a “vertical city”.

  6. Living lightly to cope with disaster

    An article in the LRB about Japan’s historical response to disasters, and how it perhaps used to cope better.

  7. Ships, terrorists, red tape, persons

    Notes from an article about the history of English law.

  8. What I read on my holiday

    Notes from holiday reading.

  9. Coins and Experiments

    A pointer to some quotes from a couple of LRB articles that happen to mention Pepys.

  10. The launch of bipolar disorder

    How bipolar disorder was launched as an identifiable condition.

  11. A better afterlife

    Two bits from reports about UK social attitudes, aspiration and inequality.

  12. Ignore the naming of objects

    Is it better to know everything about a city, or the countryside, or is it better to rely only on your imagination?

  13. Pirate economics

    The pay differentials of 18th century pirates.

  14. 30 tons of baggage

    A description of a Victorian journey into Africa and the huge amount of resources required.

  15. A pint bottle full of HeLa

    The story of Henrietta Lacks and her cells that went on to be used in medicine without her family knowing.

  16. More than a million

    Some bits from a review of a book about Henry Wellcome’s huge collection of objects.

  17. New London Review of Books website

    I did much of the HTML/CSS for the newly-relaunched LRB website.