Monday, September 07, 2015

Six of the Best 536

Michael Moore (Are you
sure about this? Ed.)
"We should make sure the credit is properly allocated, but not be shy about celebrating the roles of many Liberal Democrats, from David [Steel] onwards, who were part of the team that helped to deliver this magnificent railway." Michael Moore celebrates the reopening of the railway line from Edinburgh to the Borders.

Mark MacKinnon visits Perm, a city in the Urals where, not long ago and for not very long, free expression was allowed to flourish. In fact, it was encouraged and even financed by the Russian state.

David Aurebach says the best course he took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

"They may have been failures as professional criminals, but by the time they were sentenced to life in prison at the age of 35, their brand was already a phenomenal success." Duncan Campbell on the strange career of the Kray twins.

"Imagine: you are in a band that has entered Abbey Road just after the Beatles recorded Sgt. Pepper, to cut your own classic album which will be released after you cease to exist, with very little in the way of promotion. The album will garner favorable reviews and few sales, but you will return, nearly 50 years later, to perform it in its entirety and release a new LP in one of the strangest, most stirring comebacks in the history of rock and roll." Colin Fleming meets the Zombies,

Tim Oliver takes us to All Saints, Kirby Underdale.

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