Category Archives: dispiriting

Hidden Figures……..a must see film and stunning performance from Octavia Spencer

I made one of my relatively rare forays to the cinema last week to watch the new film “Hidden Figures”. I was little half hearted about the film as the thought of another “revisionist” story from history, mixed with the … Continue reading

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More “snowflake students”…….read and weep!

In recent months I have waxed lyrical about many of the pathetic “snowflakes” that seem to inhabit institutions of Higher Education, both in the UK and USA. I get tired of reading about the need for “safe spaces”, “trigger warnings” … Continue reading

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Qawwali devotional singer murdered by the Taliban

Pakistanis are mourning one of the country’s most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants on Wednesday. Sabri performed Qawwali devotional music from the Sufi tradition, an Islamic practice opposed by religious extremists. He died after … Continue reading

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