Roundup: A belated word about Armistice Day

This week I recommended a lovely start to the Christmas season and a worthwhile documentary about the 2013/2014 Maidan protests in Ukraine. Last Sunday’s Armistice Day marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, which led to the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian empire of which my grandfather Max was a citizen […]

Roundup: St. Francis, the Four Gospels, the City of Brotherly Indifference, and something completely different

This week I took part in a Blessing of the Animals at St. Bart’s; recommended a long out-of-print translation of the Four Gospels; and had another look at Philadelphia’s inferiority complex. With little more than a whisper, Netflix added the full run of all four seasons of Monty Python’s Flying Circus earlier this month, as […]