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Influential Australian art critic and writer Robert Hughes has died in New York aged 74. Hughes, who was known for books such as The Fatal Shore and Shock of the New, died in hospital in the Bronx after a long illness. I was sad to hear of...

One of the books I'm looking forward to in the next couple of months is Adam Browne's Pyrotechnicon. Cyrano de Bergerac: lover, poet, inventor, swordsman — man of ferocious blade and pretty talent. In the Seventeenth Century, M. de Bergerac gave account of his fantastical First Voyage...

Ah, Kentucky. I nicked the photo from N's site, which is an entirely different rundown of us being there. But this photo was totally taken in Kentucky. It's not as bad as Kansas City, a place I will use a lot of power never to...

The Civil War was, indeed, fought over slavery- as well as issues like economic determination and the strength of states’ rights. The south suffered great property losses which are still the cause of some bitterness; the memory of homes invaded and burned lingers between...

Over the last few days I have read a number of people commenting about guns, gun law, and violence. A lot of it was similar to watching Salman Rushdie on twitter bait people who are pro-gun rights, which, while I love Rushdie dearly, seemed kind of...