Sunday, January 21, 2018

Six of the Best 762

Rob Marchant says the Labour Party needs to talk about Momentum and antisemitism: "Moderates everywhere should be concerned, not least because they are now at the start of a long process of being gradually squeezed out, constituency by constituency."

In America the far right is using cyberharassment against academics. Joshua Cuevas will tell you all about it.

"Within six years Salford had 200 play streets. The pilot was so successful that they were passed into English law and 700 were created across England and Wales by the 1950s. But by the 1980s they were all but forgotten."  Neal Keeling rediscovers the play streets of Salford.

Andy Boddington, in an extraordinary post, writes about his stroke and stay in hospital.

"When I was growing up in a little terraced house in Leicester, there would be beamed into our living room telly a glimpse of an impossible glamorous world filled with fast cars, frightening gangsters and one unimaginably stylish and exotic central character – Jason King." Sean O'Grady pays tribute to Peter Wyngarde.

Simon Brackenborough explores the music and troubled life of Malcolm Arnold.

1 comment:

David Bertram said...

Sad to hear about the demise of the Play Streets, but the graph heading this article explains, wordlessly, why they were able to be introduced - and equally why they couldn't last. Ironically, their early beneficiaries were exactly the generation that will, inadvertently, have killed them.