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Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in The Kid, 1921

Interview with Charlie Chaplin’s son Michael J Chaplin

"We have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery tha...
Oscar Wilde in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony © Public domain

Interview with Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland

Oscar Wilde in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony © Public domain When, in the 19th century, Oscar Wilde famously wrote He who stands most remote from his age is he who mirrors it best, he could hardly have imagined tha...
Tetris inventor Alexey Pajitnov ©️ to the owners

Interview with Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov

The legendary Nintendo Game Boy Tetris on a Game Boy The story of this world-famous video game is unbelievable in such a lot of fascinating ways and has so many unbelievable ways of being fascinating that...
George Orwell © public domain

Interview with George Orwell’s son

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Nobody who's ever put their hands on George Orwell’s 1949 novel and cautionary tale Nineteen Eighty-Four and its disturbing predictions of a dystopian future of totalitar...
Take That screaming teenage girl fans in London by the Kino Library1990

Dedicated to my fellow 1990s Take That screaming fans

★ This article was discussed in the New Zealander podcast I'm with the boyband by "boybandologists" Amy and Zoe . Click here to hear the clip!  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=...
Take That Everything Changes signed album cover

All the rules I broke to meet Take That

In my humble opinion, what you can and should be reasonably willing to do to snag an autograph of your favourite celebrity includes: 1) doing Sherlock Holmes investigations 2) climbing walls and trees 3) hid...
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