Monthly Archives: July 2014

SCINTILLA 17

A MOTHER what has happened to me that I can sit with coffee in the smokes of the streetcars in the smokes of Greek cigarettes not my own and see a mother as if through crystal completely made of whiteness … Continue reading

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METAREALITY

Roy Bhaskar must be one of the most influential philosophers of today. His work attracts many followers from all walks of life, many of them professional educators. He has pioneered his own philosophy of Critical Realism, which developed into a … Continue reading

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DEE DAY

July 13 is the birthday of the Elizabethan magus John Dee. The John Dee Society organised a walk/talk celebration meeting at St Mary the Virgin in Mortlake. It was called a John Dee Tea. Dee was a magnet for people … Continue reading

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STRIKE!

STRIKE! magazine is one of the more exciting new magazines in the country. For sheer commitment, raw edge, and attitude, it stands out from the vast crowd. No surprises that since its launch in late 2012 it has gone from … Continue reading

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RIMBAUD AND VERLAINE’S BOOTBLACKS

Rimbaud and Verlaine enjoyed having their shoes shined in London. Their huge walks in the city probably necessitated the little luxury. Verlaine’s lively and highly informative cartoon depicts them on Cannon Street at 10am, with the dome of St Pauls … Continue reading

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POE TOPOGRAPHY

This is an important and stylish plaque and I wish I’d been there to see Berkoff unveil it. There is also a bust of Poe. You can see it being unveiled here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fP4fW2DT-U When instructing people orally how to find … Continue reading

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UP//RISING

UPRISING was my favourite reading of 2014 so far and will be hard to top. Here are the details: Radical poetry in Liverpool at News from Nowhere News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop Monday, March 31st, 7pm start CHRIS … Continue reading

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