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Oodles of Doodles
Ever wonder what your favourite writers' doodles look like? Back in the days before word processing, writing was a matter of putting pen - or pencil - to paper. As writing is a slow, laborious and often dull activity, writers were prone to distraction or even, perish the thought, procrastination. Often they would resort to doodling.
Flavorwire has published a fascinating overview of doodles…
Community History Awards
The Public Record Office of Victoria is administering this year’s Community History Awards, which previously were hosted by Information Victoria. Presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards “recognise the contributions made by Victorians to the preservation of Victoria’s heritage”.
Although books dominate the award winners' lists, winners also include CDs, museum exhibitions and, among last year’s winners, a local history tour…
Whatever Happened to the Future?
Although the prime minister is constantly talking about ‘moving forward’, George Dunford has noticed we’ve stopped thinking about the future. This is a cross-post from his blog, Hackpacker.
Pulp is the latest in a long list of 1990s bands with too-clever accountants and mortgages to service that are touring again. One of the Sheffield group’s bigger hits was Disco 2000, a wry look at…
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