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Lost cities# 6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st September 2017

Ancient Egypts gateway to the Mediterranean submerged and buried under layers of sand is an eerie reminder of how vulnerable cities are to natures forces He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the Mediterranean. His name was Hapy: divinity […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We require change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th September 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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And the Braddie goes to … Peter Bradshaw’s pick of the year in cinema

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

The Guardians film critic nominates his personal best of the year in cinema Once again, “its time for” the least foresaw part of the awards season: the Braddies, my own personal top 10 film nominations in the categories: film of the year, best director, best performer, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best […]

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Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid’s Tale: ‘It is a feminist story’

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

The Mad Men actor on the sexual politics behind the years biggest Tv demonstrate and its eerie parallels with the Trump age We live in a different time than we lived in a year ago, says Elisabeth Moss. And I wish “were in” sitting here talking about this dystopian fictional world, and how glad we […]

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Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid’s Tale: ‘It is a feminist story’

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th September 2017

The Mad Men actor on the sexual politics behind the years biggest Tv indicate and its eerie parallels with the Trump age We live in a different hour than we lived in a year ago, says Elisabeth Moss. And I wish “were in” sitting here talking about this dystopian fictional world, and how glad we […]

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Why pandas are black and white and 24 other things you might not know about these animals.

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

Is there anything cuter than a panda bear? GIF via Toronto Zoo/ YouTube. I mean, actually … merely look at that face. Its no accident that these adorable beasts have come to typify vulnerable species worldwide they are simply irresistible. Scientists even have a name for species like pandas “charismatic megafauna” because these animals have […]

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Museum of Tomorrow: a captivating invitation to imagine a sustainable world

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th August 2017

Rio de Janeiros new museum, concentrates on notions rather than objects, ecology more than technology, is a little trippy, a little hippy, very worthy but rarely dull Jutting diagonally into the sky from the old port of Rio de Janeiro is an other-wordly edifice that looks like a cross between a solar-powered dinosaur and a […]

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These Comics Demonstrate The Hilarious Truths Of Being Pregnant And A New Mom

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th August 2017

Being pregnant is a beautiful journey to bring new life into the world. While you count down the working day to meet your new little buddy, you expect your body to go through the necessary changes. But there are a few unexpected amazes that come along for the ride with your bundle of joy. Line […]

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Samantha Bee on Trump’s inauguration reaction: ‘An exquisitely tender ego’

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th August 2017

Host of Full Frontal ridiculed the reality Tv star-turned-presidents weekend of bad music, low attendance and embarrassing comments Samantha Bee took aim at Donald Trumps inauguration, calling out his exquisitely tender ego after he defended the low attendance. The host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee joked: There was so much empty space its astonishing […]

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Beyonce drops out of Coachella on doctor’s orders

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th August 2017

Singer will not perform in 2017 but is set to headline in 2018 after her medical team advised her to keep a less rigorous schedule due to her pregnancy Beyonc will not join Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar as one of the headliners at the Coachella music festival this April, after she was advised to pull […]

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