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Great Britain

New Music

I just squandered two or three precious should-be-working hours trundling around music-streaming sites looking for “The Banks of Sweet Italy,” my all-time favorite Incredible String Band song. Dotty, druggy, sublime…

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The Day of the Knotweed

Battling Britain’s most destructive invasive plant

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Homeroom Security

From “Prevent Duty Guidance: A Consultation,” a paper issued last December by the U.K. Home Office. The U.K.’s counterterrorism strategy, CONTEST, comprises four branches: Prevent, Pursue, Protect, and Prepare. Channel…

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Alcoholics Synonymous

From a list of slang terms used by British students to describe drunkenness or the effects of drugs, included by Tony Thorne in the fourth edition of the Dictionary of…

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Briefly Noted

From entries in Comic, Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past, by Rona Levin, a collection of British newspaper articles published this month by the British Library.

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Severance Package

By Frances Larson, from Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found, forthcoming in November from Liveright. Read More

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Invasion Diary

Tuesday, June 6. I turned on the radio for the eight a.m. news. The announcer spoke about special warnings which had been broadcast to our Allies in Western Europe. There…

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A God More Powerful Than I

Understanding a stalker’s love

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A Very Perfect Instrument

The ferocity and failure of America’s sanctions apparatus

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