Figures engaged in dance known as 'The Lindy Hop' Artist:Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, Mexico City 1904–1957 Mexico City)

Rhythm & Reaction – An exhibition about jazz in UK culture

2018 will bring with it a look at jazz's influence on UK culture over the last 90 years. Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain will run from Saturday 27th January to Sunday 22nd April 2018 at Two Temple Place, London. It will feature art, crafts, prints, music, and literature examining the power of …

The "Steamed Hams" Simpsons episode in the style of Seinfeld

The “Steamed Hams” Simpsons episode in the style of Seinfeld

As Simpsons memes go, Steamed Hams is the most popular. It never seems to lose traction and I've recently discovered a host of them on YouTube. My favourite is this rendition by TempoFunktron who stylised the segment as a Seinfeld episode complete with canned laughter. They even changed the mention of Krusty Burgers to "Skinner …

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A Quick Lesson in Semiotics

A drop in the semiotics ocean but a great introduction to a phenomenal subject. Signs and symbols are all around us and their meanings carry much more than we think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEgxTKUP_WI

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Seitō – A 1910s Japanese Magazine Exclusively For Women

Atlas Obscura have written a brilliant article about a Japanese women's magazine called Seitō. Initially created as a collection of work for women and by women, it slowly became a feminist movement on its own after the Japanese government moved to ban its publication. This only spurred the writers to continue. Feminist Hideko Fukuda wrote …

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The Modernist Podcast

The Modernist Podcast is a monthly discussion of art, literature and culture in the early twentieth century, providing academics with a platform to share their research with the wider community. Episodes include "Modernism, Women and Feminism", "Queer Modernism", and "Modernism and Race". If you want to get involved in an episode for 2018, send an …

Hibaq Osman - The Heart Is A Smashed Bulb

Hibaq Osman – The Heart Is A Smashed Bulb

The thing about blood it reeks of metal baby, aren't you sick of chains? Hibaq Osman is a Somali writer born and based in London. Her work centres women, identity and the healing process. The Heart Is A Smashed Bulb is a four-part anthology and you can download it via Google Drive and Zippyshare.