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Louie – Reflective Review

In medieval times, kings enjoyed almost unlimited power. Well, there was also the Pope, and God, and sometimes kings ended up in cellars waiting for…

The Hateful Eight

Western movies, extremely popular several decades ago, have now turned in a niche genre; once or twice in a year, an unsophisticated viewer can notice…

Frederick Perls

When talking about psychoanalysis, psychology, and mentioning other topics connected to the human psyche, people mostly remember Sigmund Freud, and sometimes Alfred Adler, or even…

Newton’s Law of Gravity

Kepler’s laws were a beautifully simple explanation of what the planets did, but they did not address why they moved as they did. Did the…

Newton’s Second Law

What about cases where the total force on an object is not zero, so that Newton’s first law does not apply? The object will have…

Kepler’s Laws

Newton would not have been able to figure out why the planets move the way they do if it had not been for the astronomer…

Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World

This article [Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World] under a Creative…

Copying Pictures, Evidencing Evolution

This article [Copying Pictures, Evidencing Evolution] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/05/18/copying-pictures-evidencing-evolution/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

The Poet, the Physician, and the Birth of the Modern Vampire

This article [The Poet, the Physician, and the Birth of the Modern Vampire] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/16/the-poet-the-physician-and-the-birth-of-the-modern-vampire/] under a Creative…

The Rise and Fall of Bernie Sanders

In the 2016 US presidential primary election, the most revolutionary figure had been Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran as a democrat, though he identified…

Wild Heart Turning White: Georg Trakl and Cocaine

This article [Wild Heart Turning White: Georg Trakl and Cocaine] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/29/wild-heart-turning-white-georg-trakl-and-cocaine/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.…

The Reasons Why America Joined WW1

The beginning of the 21st century was stained with one of the most tragic events in human history: the First World War. Although it started…

The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse

This article [The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/08/07/the-lost-world-of-the-london-coffeehouse/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If…

Time and Place: Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)

By Frank Delaney In the early nineteen-eighties, for a commission about the sense of place in John Betjeman’s poetry, I worked with a photographer named…

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