My First Night of the Proms

My First Night of the Proms

Richard O'Brien  29.07.2013
My first response to the BBC Proms' kind invitation to perform at a venue so prestigious that my family had heard of it (as opposed to,...
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Can "the Glory of Being Alone" Ease our Struggles With Loneliness?

Tony Lobl  7.07.2013
"Only the lonely, know the way I feel," Roy Orbison sang in his 1960 hit single. More than 50 years have now passed and during that time...
The Novel, And Why Men Fear It

The Novel, And Why Men Fear It

Jason Holmes  1.07.2013
All that can be stated with any certainty is that Joe Public is currently enjoying the fruits of 70 years of peacetime. He wants for nothing;...
Real Men Don't Do Poetry: Israeli Soldier Banned From Reading Because 'It Would Ruin Fighter's Image'

Real Men Don't Do Poetry: Israeli Soldier Banned From Reading Because 'It Would Ruin Fighter's Image'

Sara C Nelson  18.06.2013
An Israeli soldier has been banned from reading his poetry out on the radio – for fear it will undermine the army’s manliness. Earlier...

The Ex-Nun, The Soldier's Wife, And the Fabulist: Three Poets

Robert Peake  9.06.2013
A nun spikes her drinks with sacramental wine and wears red lace underwear. A soldier's wife sits by the bed of a man whose legs have been...