Saturday, November 29, 2014

Six of the Best 476

The Liberal Democrats need more passion and less PowerPoint, says King in Kilburn.

"Scientific accolades don't get much bigger. Percy Bridgman, an American physicist active during the first half of the 20th century, has just had one-third of the planet named after him, although it's a chunk of Earth that we will probably never see." The New Scientist explains.

Ladybird Books were full of stereotyping, for they were not branded for boys or girls until the last few years, shows Old Ladybird Books (from whom I have borrowed this image).

"Once we were in for a vote and crossed paths going to the two division lobbies, she to the “content” lobby and I to the “not content” – and we kissed in the chamber, which caused some concern and amazement." Ruth Rendell pays tribute to P.D. James.

Brain Pickings brings us a "candid, soulful, and profound" 1995 interview with Jeff Buckley.

Jonathan Fryer wishes he could watch Paddington twice.

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