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Hinterland Festival in Iowa announces headliners for a COVID-conscious festival

The Avett Brothers, Leon Bridges, Tyler Childers, Old Crow Medicine Show (who played at the inaugural Hinterland in 2015), Khruangbin, Black Pumas, Tanya Tucker and 17 other established and rising stars in the country, rock and Americana music scene are slated to perform at the 2021 Hinterland Festival in St. Charles, Iowa, Aug. 6-8. Last year’s festival was canceled in late May when it became clear the COVID-19 pandemic would remain a public health crisis through August and beyond. Many of the artists from the 2020 line-up have committed to performing this year instead; Avett Brothers replaces Of Monsters and Men among the major headliners.

17/03/2021 | Little Village | Emma McClatchey : @LittleVillage | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist of Norwich and why it is one of the best places to live

Norwich’s young, creative crowd lend its pop-up culture some millennial magnificence — and the Canaries are flying.
Norwich has captured the zeitgeist — a big claim, perhaps, but this small city set in the far reaches of East Anglia is hip, green, youthful and its football team, the Canaries, could well be promoted this season.

29/03/2021 | Eastern Daily Press | EDP Reporters : @EDP24 | Read full quote at source
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Kafkaesque legal battle – Steven Donziger’s 600th day under house arrest

Steven Donziger has been detained at home since August 2019, the result of a Kafkaesque legal battle stemming from his crusade on behalf of Indigenous Amazonians. … On Sunday, Donziger reached his 600th day of an unprecedented house arrest that has resulted from a sprawling, Kafkaesque legal battle with the oil giant Chevron. Donziger spearheaded a lengthy crusade against the company on behalf of tens of thousands of Indigenous people in the Amazon Rainforest whose homes and health were devastated by oil pollution, only to himself become, as he describes it, the victim of a “planned targeting by a corporation to destroy my life”.

28/03/2021 | The Guardian | Oliver Milman : @olliemilman | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist and urban e-scooters

Urban e-scooter schemes have caught the zeitgeist. This app-accessible mode of transport has been deemed by users to be cheaper than a cab, less effort than a bicycle and more convenient than a bus. Paris set itself up at the vanguard of the movement in 2018, then its legislators watched in awe and horror as 20,000 e-scooters took over its streets in a manner that one government official described as “anarchic”. Speeding, drink-riding and collisions were rife, plus there was the trip hazard of hastily discarded scooters.

12/04/2021 | Autocar | Jim Holder : @Jim_Holder | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist that Jethro Tull embraced and looking back 40 years on

By the time of 1980’s A, Jethro Tull’s remarkable run of globe-straddling success had peaked. It was their first album not to make the US Top 20 since their 1968 debut, and in a Britain dazzled by Tubeway Army and The Pretenders, Tull were suddenly the oldest of hats.

To top it all, they toured wearing jump suits. For such a blatant attempt to embrace the zeitgeist, it stands up rather well. But it’s not without faults. ‘Working John, Working Joe’ is a sneery take on the lower orders, and ‘Uniform’s line ‘strange foreign chaps in white bed sheets’ is, shall we say, of its time.

16/04/2021 | Louder | John Aizlewood : @louderposts | Read full quote at source
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Blitz – the British ‘keep calm and carry on attitude’

There was no reason not to continue and ramp up this propaganda campaign throughout the 20th century. The resulting idea – that Britons keep calm and carry on – grew so potent that it is still lodged deep in the psyche of those who only encountered the Second World War through childhood films and stories from their parents. Give us back the Blitz, is their subconscious refrain, and we’ll show you what we’re really made of.

22/02/2021 | New Statesman | Martha Gill : @Martha_Gill | Read full quote at source
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Wunderbar? Not in America

This week brought back some well-known disinformation narratives.

Also repetitive, we read how Navalny could have been poisoned in Germany. This claim is not backed by any evidence, whilst in reality the fact of his poisoning has been independently corroborated by labs in France and Sweden and The OPCW. In a more creative fashion however, a new connects Columbia University and Navalny’s movement, with a programme of colour revolutions in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Who is behind this programme? Surprise, surprise: the US intelligence services. In the end, everything is connected: we are all living in America. And America is not so wunderbar.

19/11/2020 | EU vs. Disinfo | zzz : @EUvsDisinfo | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland of Hadrian’s Wall – new book describes what the Romans did for County Durham

‘Roman County Durham: The Eastern Hinterland of Hadrian’s Wall’ covers how the Romans’ network of roads, forts and farming communities formed a vital part of the infrastructure that supported the linear frontier and its garrisons as well as exerting a major influence upon the history and development of the county itself.

21/04/2021 | The Northern Echo | Gavin Engelbrecht : @gavinengelecho | Read full quote at source
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Dunkelflaute phenomenon and its impact on renewable energy

In this paper, we focus on one such weather phenomenon called “Dunkelflaute” as it is rapidly becoming a major concern for the renewable energy community. The word Dunkelflaute was coined by combining two German words “Dunkelheit” (darkness) and “Windflaute” (little wind) to describe heavy overcast skies and weak wind conditions. These meteorological events can last from a few hours to a few consecutive days. It is needless to say that under the influence of such a meteorological condition, little or no wind and solar energy can be produced.

10/08/2020 | Wiley Online Library | Bowen Li, Sukanta Basu, Simon J. Watson, Herman W. J. Russchenberg | Read full quote at source
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Gesamtkunstwerk of Arne Jacobsen to mark the anniversary of The SAS Royal Hotel

A small free exhibition entitled “SAS Royal Hotel-A Love Story” has been set up in the atrium of the DAC (Danish Architecture Centre) to present Arne Jacobsen’s masterpiece, which was so poorly received at the time, demonstrating that good architecture will always find a place, across generations and styles. As DAC Programme Manager Tanya Lindkvist explains: “The building’s strong coherence is unsurpassed and, with its richness of detail and functionality, it is absolutely his seminal work — also from the perspective of international architecture”. This is because the SAS Royal Hotel, now the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, may be considered an authentic Gesamtkunstwerk. It is a project composed of hundreds and hundreds of elements both large and small which, put together, form a consistent whole, an architectural structure that has been meticulously designed and planned down to details such as the cutlery in the restaurant.

27/04/2021 | Floornature Architecture and Surfaces | Christiane Bürklein : @Floornature | Read full quote at source
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Ersatz hedges and the debasing of England’s rural landscape

What have been called the countryside’s “locust years” ended, mercifully, and in the 80s there were a few halfhearted attempts at planting new, mixed hedges. But over the past decade, and especially the last two years, a new threat has emerged. Not destruction this time but debasement. We’ve entered the era of the ersatz hedge, a hybrid of plastic and bush that is being planted across lowland England, especially in arable areas, and which is managed as ruthlessly as a suburban privet border.

06/05/2021 | The Guardian | Richard Mabey : @guardiannews | Read full quote at source
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Autarkie and intellectuals in exile in the pre-World War Two period

The totalitarian states are now very fond of the word autarkie, and the principle of self-sufficiency which it implies is carried into the intellectual no less than the economic life of these countries. Economically, for all I know, there may be something to be said for the idea; but intellectually it has the whole evidence of history against it. The intellectual poverty which descended on Spain after the expulsion of the Jews and the Moors is the best illustration on the negative side; but positively there is, in the whole history of culture, no significant renaissance or spontaneous outburst of art or learning which does not owe its origin to the reception if some forcibly removed race or class.

15/02/2021 | New Statesman | Herbert Read : @NewStatesman | Read full quote at source
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Faustian pact in the midst of Australian Facebook blackout

Australia is a test case for resisting the idea that the digital advertising duopoly of Google and Facebook should set their own rules and policies for shaping the media landscape they dominate. The code has been criticised as badly drawn legislation which undermines the workings of an open web, or a Faustian pact between Scott Morrison’s government and Rupert Murdoch, or both. Even those who want to see a transfer of wealth from big tech to underfunded journalism were unsure that this was the right way to do it.

18/02/2021 | The Guardian | Emily Bell : @emilybell | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist and the contradictions surrounding internet memes

I see the presence necessary in order to ‘get’ a meme as a strange sort of summoning up of this auratic component. Not only does getting the meme entail having been there – it also entails being here, now; and just as images and caption combine to produce a particular meaning, so these two temporalities interact to produce a sort meta-now: a zeitgeist registered in the virtual realm now, rather than the actual one.

19/02/2021 | The New European | Will Self : @wself | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland and Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech in rural Missouri

His (Churchill’s) postbag, of course, bulged with requests to give speeches all over the world. But most of them elicited a polite “no” from his secretaries. An invitation to deliver the annual John Findlay Green Foundation Lectures at an obscure college in America’s rural hinterland (worse still, a dry campus) would have received similar treatment, but for a PS scrawled at the bottom: “This is a wonderful school in my home state. Hope you can do it. I’ll introduce you. Best regards – Harry S Truman.” Churchill told the president that he was planning a winter of “rest and recuperation” in Florida and could not contemplate delivering four lectures. Nevertheless, responding to the postscript, he told Truman: “I should feel it my duty – and it would also be a great pleasure – to deliver an Address to the Westminster University [sic] on the world situation, under your aegis.”

05/03/2021 | New Statesman | David Reynolds : @NewStatesman | Read full quote at source
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Putsch used to describe storming of US capitol

As a shocked nation reacted to the storming of the United States Capitol on Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob trying to disrupt the certification of the presidential election, one word describing the chaos quickly rose to the top. “It borders on sedition,” President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. said in his remarks to the nation. “This is sedition,” the National Association of Manufacturers said in a statement that accused President Trump of having “incited violence in an attempt to retain power.” And within the first hour of the attack, Merriam-Webster reported that “sedition” was at the top of its searches, ahead of “coup d’état,” “insurrection” and “putsch.”

07/01/2021 | The New York Times | Jennifer Schuessler : @jennyschuessler | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland named ice-cream range to hit stores

Dairy company Norco has rolled out a new premium ice-cream range, Hinterland, at supermarket group Woolworths. The company uses locally sourced milk and cream from Norco farmers to create six flavours which will be sold in more than 900 stores.

03/11/2020 | Inside FMCG | Remedios Lucio : @InsideFMCG | Read full quote at source
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Glockenspiel appearance as a soundtrack to BBC broadcasts

Boris Johnson’s promotion to prime minister has left the country with many questions. But aside from those on Brexit and the future of the United Kingdom, one of the other topics on people’s lips this week surrounds the most unusual protest behind the television broadcasts. And it involves the use of the glockenspiel. Appearing as a soundtrack to live broadcasts from the BBC News to Channel 4 News to Sky News the musical instrument has been used to blast out performances of songs including the Imperial March, the Mr Benn theme tune, the soundtracks to The Wombles, Harry Potter and The Exorcist.

17/09/2020 | The New European | Jonathon Read : @jonoread | Read full quote at source
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Glockenspiel and the origins of The Nutcracker ballet

The key source of the nutcracker tradition, from its place at the heart of a German Christmas to the glockenspiel ring of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a ballet stage, is a short story, Nussknacker und Mausekönig (‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’) first published in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

25/12/2020 | The New European | Charlie Connelly : @charlieconnelly | Read full quote at source
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Poltergeists and the art and education of owling

As the car inched forward, Theo leaned out of the window. “Please come!” he whispered into the woods. And then, one did: A barred owl (we think) swooped down like a poltergeist and dove toward the mouse decoy. But the bird wasn’t fooled and flew back into the trees, talons empty, the moon aglow. No matter, because to describe the surprise and exaltation of that brief moment, in both Theo’s heart and mine, would be to dampen our shared feeling, which was nothing short of awe.

04/02/2021 | The New York Times | Mira Ptacin : @MiraPtacin | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist has begun to shift, but climate crisis is dire as ever

Growing public concern around global warming, paired with cheapening renewable energies and an “effective educational job” from Mother Nature have made it more feasible that the Biden administration’s efforts will last after his presidency. “The zeitgeist has begun to shift – our sense of what’s normal, and natural, and obvious,” he (Bill McKibben) said. “And that won’t, I think, shift back…any more than, say, when the zeitgeist shifted about gay marriage.”

03/02/2021 | GBH News | Aidan Connelly / Bill McKibben : @billmckibben | Read full quote at source
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Blitz Spirit (not!)

In World War Two, which I remember so vividly it’s like I was there despite my 1955 birthdate, we all made great sacrifices while doing whatever we wanted , all the time. My grandad ate calamari and garlic pizza bread at his local Spoons every day of the Blitz. That’s the British way.

01/02/2021 | The Daily Mash | Roy Hobbs : @thedailymash | Read full quote at source
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Realpolitik drives the new EU-China trade deal

That a narrow commercial realpolitik lies behind the CAI is reflected in reports in the German press of corporate side-deals, including the possibility that Deutsche Telekom – Europe’s largest telecommunications company, in which the German government still owns a stake – could become the first foreign firm licensed to operate in the Chinese mobile phone market.

27/01/2021 | New Statesman | Helen Thompson : @NewStatesman | Read full quote at source
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Fernweh and writer Teju Cole’s latest book

Today’s guest is writer, photographer, critic, and curator Teju Cole. In this extended conversation, we use Cole’s latest photo book Fernweh as a lens through which to look at his entire career, from his novels to his essay collection, from his collaborative work of image-text to the curation of his Spotify playlists.

01/02/2021 | Tin House | David Naimon / Teju Cole : @tejucole | Read full quote at source
Bauhaus and the new European project for the European Green Deal

Today, the Commission launched the design phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative, announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address. The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in order to help deliver the European Green Deal.

18/01/2021 | European Commission | European Commission : @EU_Commission | Read full quote at source
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Sprechgesang and its usage by post-Punk musicians

There is currently no shortage of post-punk acts with a line in confrontational Sprechgesang. Brighton band Squid’s is absurdist and yelping. Dublin’s Sinead O’Brien skews more poetic. Perhaps it’s the lack of clarity from our bumbling leaders that’s forced this stark rhetoric out.

01/08/2020 | The Guardian | Laura Snapes : @laurasnapes | Read full quote at source
Bauhaus and Kandinsky’s artistic journey

Against the backdrop of a vibrant, urban arts life he further developed a growing interest in natural forms. He had collected natural specimens and scientific encyclopedias while at the Bauhaus, and now works such as Dominant Curve (1936) began to suggest a living world of living world with fleshy organisms and simple, soft-edged moving cells.

14/01/2021 | The New European | Noah Vickers : @noahvickers14 | Read full quote at source
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Blitz on South African variant of Covid-19

Completely stopping the spread of the South African variant is probably not realistic. For one thing, these 11 cases have only been spotted by random checks on 5-10% of all positive cases. There are bound to be more. So why the testing blitz? It’s because of the delicate position we’re in.

02/02/2021 | BBC News | Suzanne Leigh : @ImSuzanneLeigh | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland

Specific pilot projects are being set up whereby we can make maximum use of the Flemish expertise and strength in the area of logistics, industry and technology for the development of a sustainable economy and the climate transition in our own region and a broader hinterland.

27/01/2021 | renews.biz | zzz : @reNEWS_ | Read full quote at source
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Gesamtkunstwerk and I.M. Pei

After earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Pei became well-known for his use of structural concrete and concomitant interpretation of the Gesamtkunstwerk – the German term for art understood generally as a synthesis of different forms that together create a vision of an ideal society.

10/02/2021 | The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg VA | Dr. Suzie Kim | Read full quote at source
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Putsch of desperados: return to civility will not begin to quell the threat of fascism in the US

What was this desperado putsch supposed to achieve?

08/01/2021 | The Guardian | Richard Seymour | Read full quote at source
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Schadenfreude in Beijing

The schadenfreude in Beijing and among other authoritarian governments about Donald Trump’s Twitter ban misses the point, argues DW’s Rodion Ebbighausen.

15/01/2021 | Deutsche Welle | Rodion Ebbighausen : @R_Ebbighausen | Read full quote at source
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Angst-inducing good news

Ironically, it’s a “good” story that has caused me the most angst: “Dow reaches 20,000.”

03/02/2017 | The New Yorker | David Sipress : @dsipress | Read full quote at source
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Feierabend, and how it helps Germans disconnect from the workday

This daily ride – what he calls his “fake commute” – mimics the trip he used to take returning from the office, before he transitioned to home working. It’s Backhaus’s way of recreating a more traditional start to ‘Feierabend’, a German word describing the time after work is done, and a period of leisure and rest begins.

07/10/2020 | BBC | Krystin Arneson : @krystinarneson | Read full quote at source
Kafkaesque Poirot

The third supreme performance is Albert Finney’s in the movie Murder on the Orient Express (1974), an object lesson in playing Poirot as an intense eccentric genius, slightly Kafkaesque, and with a dollop of Richard III.

27/12/2020 | The New European | Benjamin Ivry : @TheNewEuropean | Read full quote at source
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Blitz and the English ruling class

The English ruling class, George Orwell wrote in 1941, during the Blitz, “will rob, mismanage, sabotage, lead us into the muck”, but in a crisis it is “morally fairly sound”. I doubt if it was true then. It is even less true now.

22/11/2020 | The Guardian | Kenan Malik : @kenanmalik | Read full quote at source
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Angst within the ministerial ranks

Angst within the ministerial ranks after yet another farcical week

21/11/2020 | Irish Examiner | Daniel McConnell : @McConnellDaniel | Read full quote at source
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Angst over Amazon

Angst over Amazon provokes Black Friday backlash in France

21/11/2020 | Chicago Tribune | Liz Alderman / New York Times : @LizAldermanNYT | Read full quote at source
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Diktat, government by

Since the summer, and as big announcements on Covid-19 were being made without No 10 choosing to consult MPs, senior Tories had asked Johnson to rein in Cummings and his allies and stop what they called “government by diktat”.

14/11/2020 | The Guardian | Toby Helm and Michael Savage : @tobyhelm | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland of Hamilton Mausoleum

The winning proposal by John Kennedy set out a robust and adaptable masterplan for the wider site, breaking the hinterland up into defined zones, each taking advantage of an existing under-utilised attribute.

12/11/2020 | Scottish Construction Now | zzz : @ScoConstructNow | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist reflected in Teutonic slate at AFM

Social dramas and political thrillers reflect both the current zeitgeist and historical parallels of similarly troubled times.

09/11/2020 | Variety | Ed Meza : @Variety | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland to Heartland

A lunch in the Kyzylkum Desert, which straddles Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, sparked the idea for Caroline Eden’s book, Red Sands – Reportage and Recipes Through Central Asia from Hinterland to Heartland.

08/11/2020 | The Scotsman | Caroline Eden : @edentravels | Read full quote at source
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Schadenfreude

I was saved by horsehair and catgut: classical music offered me huge new soundscapes of great beauty, artistry and intense feeling – while concerts were exercises in compelling schadenfreude, since often I was the only person in the audience whose natural hair colour wasn’t grey, white or silver.

30/10/2020 | The New European | Will Self : @wself | Read full quote at source
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Freiraum

Freiraum is a space for Freedom; a space for one to feel safe, angry, critical, accepted, included, respected and empowered. A space where Freedom, Democracy, Community and other shared, collectively determined ideals become actionable verbs, through the practice of which citizenship and belonging happen. As a space of creative confrontation and political imagination, Freiraum wishes to be an agent for positive change, through inclusive collectivity, solidarity, exchange, and negotiation. ​

30/10/2020 | Freiraum Festival | zzz | Read full quote at source
Autobahn angst

Autobahn angst, Eurostar flop & Berlin’s airport saga

27/10/2020 | Euractiv | Sam Morgan : @SamJamesMorgan | Read full quote at source
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Kitsch schnitzel ads and outdoor discos

Outdoor discos to kitsch schnitzel ads: Twitter account relives the Soviet era

31/10/2016 | The Guardian | Maeve Shearlaw : @maeveshearlaw | Read full quote at source
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Poltergeist cat

Exorcists called in to investigate destructive poltergeist discover family just owns a cat

27/10/2020 | NewsThump | Davywavy : @newsthump | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland cycle lanes

… from the Pinewood Residents’ Association echoes the feelings of residents in the locality which covers a wide hinterland of housing including Cannonwood and Ballygambon …

26/10/2020 | Tipperary Live | Letter by Alan Moore : @TipperaryLive | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland herb cultivation

Referring to the recently organised Bird Festival, the Chief Minister said hinterland tourism and bird tourism on the line of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) would be promoted in a big scale. ‘Goa has a good connectivity and more so, all the good birding sites are far from coastal areas. The Forest Department will provide a platform for naturalists, experts, bird photographers to meet and share their insights, which will open new Vista for ecotourism in hinterland,’ he said.

29/09/2020 | Goa Chronicle | GC NewsDesk : @goachronicle | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland of Berwick stayed in Scotland

With the Union, most of its hinterland stayed in Scotland. … The northward bulge of the border between the Cheviots and the sea remains a defensive throwback. This modern anomaly of Berwick and the disparity between its residents and those in its hinterland could be resolved by a plebiscite among the 26,000 residents …

24/10/2020 | East Lothian Courir | Dave Berry : @elcourier | Read full quote at source
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Angst relating to imaginary “productivity debt”

Whenever I manage to remember that this is just the way things are – that the cosmic debt I seem to imagine I must pay off is in fact inherently impossible to pay off – I find I’m far better able to relax in the midst of having too much to do, as opposed to making relaxation dependent on first getting on top of it all (which I never will). Crucially, I’m also far better placed to actually do things – the productive and good-citizen things that were the focus of all this angst in the first place. Look: there they are, on the done list! Not many of them, perhaps, at least by comparison to the immeasurable galaxy of “things that need doing.”

22/10/2020 | Inaugural edition of The Imperfectionist, Oliver Burkeman's new newsletter | Oliver Burkeman : @oliverburkeman
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Diktat from Whitehall

Oldham’s problems dealing with Covid are being made harder by Whitehall diktat

20/10/2020 | The Guardian | Sean Fielding : @cllrsfielding | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland power outage in Kildare

Thousands of customers without power in Newbridge & hinterland.

13/10/2020 | KFM Radio website | Ciara Plunkett : @PlunkettCiara | Read full quote at source
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Gesamtkunstwerk and Wagnerism

Wagner is often called “the Sorcerer”, his sorcery residing in his gesamtkunstwerk, the melding of all the arts into a total work of art that overwhelms each of the senses simultaneously, overcoming rationality while tapping into myth, dream and the unconscious.

30/09/2020 | New Statesman | Sîan Leonard : @NewStatesman | Read full quote at source
Zeitgeist and how not to promote local talent

Whether it is Marx’s Capital, Acemoglu’s Institution, Hegel’s Zeitgeist, Diamond’s Gun, Germs and Steel, Ferguson’s Killer Apps, Onyeani’s Spider Web, Mills’ Leadership Choice or if you wish, the Makakalan Worldview theory, these have been staple food for historians and philosophers for centuries.

01/10/2020 | The Citizen (Tanzania) | Charles Makakala : @makakalajr | Read full quote at source
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Kitsch and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fandom Was Never Frivolous – The kitschy celebrations of the justice have always insisted, in their way, that the personal is judicial.

18/09/2020 | The Atlantic | Megan Garber : @MeganGarber | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist captured by Toronto film festival

At a perilous time, the Toronto International Film Festival captured the zeitgeist

18/09/2020 | The Washington Post | Ann Hornaday : @@AnnHornaday | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist – Ghosts

Film captures zeitgeist of Turkey as it undergoes social and political change.

04/09/2020 | IMDb | Melanie Goodfellow : @mel_goodfellow | Read full quote at source
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Schmaltz – Why we are being bombarded by romantic Christmas films

The last schmalz (article title, unfortunately only in the print version, not the online version)

20/12/2019 | Big Issue | Graeme Virtue : @GraemeVirtue | Read full quote at source
Blitz – in: Why the Germans Do It Better by John Kampfner review – notes from a grown-up country

While Germany commemorated VE Day as a day of liberation, Brexiter Britain used the second world war, or rather an invented memory of it, to obscure the realities of a failing public health system, doubtless unaware that more have died from Covid-19 than in the blitz.

22/08/2020 | The Guardian | David Edgerton : @DEHEdgerton | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland Electricity Programme

Much needed repairs on generator sets that power towns in the hinterland are among the immediate public infrastructure priorities of the new People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government.

24/08/2020 | Stabroek News | Stabroek News : @stabroeknews | Read full quote at source
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Blitz – Media blitz

Schools Minister Nick Gibb is also out and about in broadcast studios as part of today’s media blitz.

24/08/2020 | Politico London Playbook | Jack Blanchard : @Jack_Blanchard_ | Read full quote at source
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Angst – Coronavirus has confirmed teenage angst and abolished its joy

Coronavirus has confirmed teenage angst and abolished its joy

23/08/2020 | The Telegraph | Julie Burchill : @BoozeAndFagz | Read full quote at source
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Abseil – Team abseils Peterborough Cathedral to make ‘digital twin’

Team abseils Peterborough Cathedral to make ‘digital twin’

17/08/2020 | BBC News | BBC News : @BBCNews | Read full quote at source
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Angst – Biden rides high, but faces angst-filled party

Biden rides high, but faces angst-filled party

17/08/2020 | The Hill | Jonathan Easley : @JonEasley | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist – Cornish post-lockdown pub anthem by The Velvet Hands is ‘catchiest song of 2020 so far’

When This Is Over certainly catches the zeitgeist with references to social distancing and finally getting a haircut, and its chorus of “Yeah we’re really going to the pub … to the pu-u-ub” will be ringing out from Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor to the Swordfish in Newlyn.

15/08/2020 | Cornwall Live | Lee Trewhela : @LeeTrewhela | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist – Priti Patel’s migrant ‘invasion’ is war language from a government losing on all fronts

Ben and Jerry’s social media team taking on the home secretary over the issue of asylum seekers crossing the Channel is as zeitgeist as it comes – a multi-national corporation owned business still trying to cleave to its socially conscious roots earning praise for picking the humanitarian side in a seemingly thorny debate, using a Twitter thread to challenge the government.

14/08/2020 | The Herald | Catriona Stewart : @LadyCatHT | Read full quote at source
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Blitz – China launched a propaganda blitz …

China launched a propaganda blitz after media reports exposed mass detention and repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, according to a new report.

30/07/2020 | ICIJ website | Carmen Molina Acosta : @carmenmolina_a | Read full quote at source
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Flak – Looking for common ground in the battle over ‘cancel culture’

… It is one that can be used as a fig leaf for writers actually trying to avoid flak for their own opinions, but self-service in the media is hardly an original sin.

16/07/2020 | The New European | James Ball : @jamesrbuk | Read full quote at source
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Blitz – Why Londoners accepted face masks

Why Londoners in the blitz accepted face masks to prevent infection – unlike today’s objectors

13/07/2020 | The Conversation | Jesse Olszynko-Gryn & Caitjan Gainty : @JesseGryn | Read full quote at source
Zeitgeist – Will Self on coffee as fuel for the economy

The first time I remember being conscious of frothy coffee as a ‘thing’ that was becoming entwined with notions of zeitgeisty British ‘productivity’ was towards the end of that matte black decade the 1980s.

10/07/2020 | The New European | Will Self : @WSelf | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist – Netflix announces sixth series of The Crown

… Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, praised the series, saying : “73 million households around the world have made The Crown part of the global cultural zeitgeist. …

10/07/2020 | BreakingNews.ie | Press Association : @BreakingNewsie
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Schadenfreude – Is Germany losing it?

Unfortunately for those hoping for a bit of schadenfreude, the short answer is: No, not really.

03/07/2020 | The New European | Cathrin Schaer : @CathrinSchaer | Read full quote at source
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Schlager – Ja Ja Ding Dong! How schlager found its joyful place in the pop camp

Ja Ja Ding Dong is a quintessential example of schlager, one of the most maligned genres of European pop music.

08/07/2020 | The Guardian | Angelica Frey : @angelica_frey | Read full quote at source
Blitzscaling – Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

Terms like “permissionless innovation” and “blitzscaling” entered the tech lexicon, and companies used lofty mission statements to paper over their more craven aspirations for dominance and profit.

02/07/2020 | The New York Times | Kevin Roose : @KevinRoose | Read full quote at source
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Diktat – Care homes’ soaring death rate blamed on ‘reckless’ order to take back Covid-19 patients

A Government diktat that NHS hospitals should move hundreds of elderly patients to care homes has been branded “reckless” and blamed for the homes’ soaring coronavirus death rates.

24/04/2020 | The Telegraph | Katherine Rushton and Sophie Barnes : @kerushton | Read full quote at source
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Angst – Renaissance Dam …

angst escalates online between Egyptians and Ethiopians

03/07/2020 | Gulf News | Samir Salama : @gulf_news | Read full quote at source
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Diktat – Britain’s universities are on the verge of unravelling

Britain’s universities increasingly look like the late Soviet economy, running down their social capital behind a glitzy screen of Potemkin imagery and glasnost-era statistics. Bits of it are locking up, alternately insulted and goaded by the gap between central government diktat and the reality on the ground.

07/07/2020 | The Guardian | Glen O’Hara : @gsoh31 | Read full quote at source
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Angst – The coronavirus blame game

With confirmed cases again on the rise – this time like never before –Americans can feel justified in their coronavirus angst. But who should be the target of their ire?

06/07/2020 | The Atlantic | Caroline Mimbs Nyce : @mimbsy | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland – Just another day …

Just another day in the hinterland: From mythology to classic literature, women who have expressed desire or broken patriarchal rules have been banished, killed, mutilated, burnt at the stake as witches, driven to suicide or punished in some other way.

01/07/2020 | The Free Press Journal, India | Deepa Gahlot : @DeepaGahlot | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland – Kington travel plan

… this proposal is bad for residents in the Kington hinterland, bad for residents who will see increased traffic, bad for business and bad for the environment

27/06/2020 | Hereford Times | Nigel Thomas : @HTnewsroom | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist – Digital revolution poses unique risks to America’s intellectual inheritance

If a classic American film is deemed to have fallen afoul of the current zeitgeist, then bye-bye. And since the zeitgeist is always in flux, sooner or later, your favorite films will be quietly cancelled.

28/06/2020 | The Washington Times | The Washington Times : @WashTimes | Read full quote at source
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Weltanschauung – Will Self

Throughout the meal [with Conrad Black] we argued about everything, such was the divergence in our opinions, our beliefs, and our very weltanschauung.

19/06/2020 | The New European | Will Self : @WSelf | Read full quote at source
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Blitz – More people have probably been killed by coronavirus …

At the time this claim was made, the government’s “official” published count of Covid-19 deaths was slightly under the number of deaths during the Blitz, although the numbers are very similar. The true number of deaths related to Covid-19 is likely to be higher than the toll during the Blitz.

24/06/2020 | Full Fact | Full Fact : @fullfact | Read full quote at source
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Mitläufer / Vergangenheitsbewältigung

Before the second world war, remembering history served only to glorify nations, to stir up revanchism or to sanctify heroes. Then Germany invented Vergangenheitsbewältigung
… In Germany, those who follow the crowd are called Mitläufer

23/06/2020 | The Guardian | Géraldine Schwarz : @guardian | Read full quote at source
Zeitgeist

Gillian Tett, Editor-at-large and Chair of the Editorial Board at the Financial Times, also joined the meeting, remarking on the sea change underway in the business community. “Today we are seeing absolutely every single C-suite focused on stakeholders, in the sense they have to talk to not just their shareholders,” she said. “There is a zeitgeist shift going on.”

10/06/2020 | World Economic Forum | Christopher Alessi : @wef | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist

SF’s Zeitgeist reopens Friday with ‘Zeit booths’

12/06/2020 | SFGATE | Amy Graff : @bayareamoms | Read full quote at source
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Angst

The North Sydney pool saga continues … The subject of their angst … is the submission of a new plan for the proposed $60 million North Sydney Olympic Pool redevelopment.

10/06/2020 | The Sydney Morning Herald | Samantha Hutchinson & Colin Kruger : @SHutchinsonNews | Read full quote at source
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Angst

We know that it has been an historical figure that has caused the black community quite a lot of angst over the last couple of years.

08/06/2020 | Bristol Post | Jasper King : @JasperKing2 | Read full quote at source
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Historikerstreit

He seems unmoved by, though not ignorant of, the huge Historikerstreit bedevilling his subject, the longest running of any excepting that on the causes of the First World War.

07/05/2020 | London Review of Books | Ferdinand Mount : @lrb | Read full quote at source
Diktat

Angered by Dominic Cummings, and exasperated by diktats on school openings, councils are asserting themselves after being bypassed and ignored.

30/05/2020 | The Observer | Julian Coman : @fernville | Read full quote at source
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Wanderlust

We know travel plans are impacted right now. But to fulfill your wanderlust, we’ll continue to share stories that can inspire your next adventure.

14/03/2020 | Far & Wide | Lissa Poirot : @lissapoirot | Read full quote at source
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Bürolandschaft

The concept, devised by the consultants Quickborner, was called Burolandschaft – office landscaping.

28/03/2013 | BBC | William Kremer | Read full quote at source
Bürolandschaft

Bürolandschaft: how the way we work has shaped the office

12/11/2018 | Medium.com | Louise Berry | Read full quote at source
Doppelgänger

If a Cummings doppelgänger ended up as being England’s most important export northwards, then a newly-independent Scotland wouldn’t end up looking very different after all.

21/05/2020 | The New European | John Kampfner : @johnkampfner | Read full quote at source
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Angst

“The EFL’s latest guidance comes as no surprise – but has rightfully caused angst among some clubs.

24/05/2020 | Sunderland Echo | Richard Mennear : @SunderlandEcho | Read full quote at source
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Kafkaesque

‘A Kafkaesque nightmare’: the survival guide helping condemned estates beat the bulldozers

22/05/2020 | The Guardian | Oliver Wainwright : @ollywainwright | Read full quote at source
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Klassiker

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund impress ahead of Klassiker

23/05/2020 | Deutsche Welle | Matt Pearson, Michael Da Silva | Read full quote at source
Über

… the über-message to the public to “stay home, protect the NHS, save lives”.

15/05/2020 | The New European | Alastair Campbell : @campbellclaret | Read full quote at source
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Blitz

Spitfires flew overhead to mark his 100th birthday. Mentions of Winston Churchill and the blitz are two a penny.

21/05/2020 | Guardian | Timothy Garton Ash : @fromTGA | Read full quote at source
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Angst

Anthea Turner has been forced to postpone her wedding in Italy this autumn due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but surprisingly admits she’s ‘not in any angst’ about the change of plans.

18/05/2020 | Metro | Alicia Adejobi : @aliciaadejobi | Read full quote at source
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Angst

The latest results from Empathy’s Covid-19 Tracking Research highlights the angst shoppers are experiencing when grocery shopping during COVID-19

15/05/2020 | Adworld.ie | Stephen Rust : @Stephen_Empathy | Read full quote at source
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Angst

“My father confiscated my laptop:” junior bankers’ WFH angst

15/05/2020 | eFinancialCareers | Sarah Butcher : @MadameButcher | Read full quote at source
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Angst

More often than not, I search for romance books that are low on the angst. Angsty circumstances sometimes make me nervous.

11/05/2020 | Book Riot | Silvana Reyes Lopez : @BookRiot | Read full quote at source
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Angst

Now, with virus deaths topping 5,000, state leaders and health experts are urging restraint amid growing angst among businesses owners and residents over when and how the economic restrictions will be lifted.

11/05/2020 | The New York Times | The Associated Press : @AP
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Blitz

… dubious comparisons with Spitfire production or the Blitz have undoubtedly adversely affected Britain’s response to the pandemic.

07/05/2020 | The Brexit Blog | Chris Grey : @chrisgreybrexit | Read full quote at source
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Realpolitik

The outcome of the negotiations will therefore be a matter of realpolitik, not of a quasi-theological notion of ‘sovereign equals’ nor of a fantasy that some system of rules and rights governs what kinds of deals the EU does or does not do.

01/05/2020 | The Brexit Blog | Chris Grey : @chrisgreybrexit | Read full quote at source
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Doppelgänger

How does Sheen do that thing where he looks nothing whatsoever like the person he’s meant to be playing even as he becomes their doppelgänger?

15/04/2020 | New Statesman | Rachel Cooke : @MsRachelCooke | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland

Each of the three hubs has a hinterland extending into neighbouring regions in Latin America, East Central Europe, Africa and across Asia.

16/04/2020 | London Review of Books | Adam Tooze : @adam_tooze | Read full quote at source
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Wunderkind

There is an old Westminster story about Ed Miliband that tells us a little of the second coming of Labour’s one-time wunderkind.

20/04/2020 | The Times | Robert Lea, Callum Jones : @CallumIJones | Read full quote at source
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Blitz x8

Quarantine rivalries: forget blitz spirit, everyone has started petty lockdown feuds

06/04/2020 | The Guardian | Hadley Freeman : @HadleyFreeman | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist

Why did those books seem so urgent, so indispensable at the time? Was it because they coincided fleetingly with the zeitgeist, or do they embody something more robust and enduring? How will history judge them?

22/05/2015 | The Guardian | Jonathan Coe : @jonathancoe | Read full quote at source
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Achtung / Blitz / Vorsprung durch Technik

We should be more like Germany, say tabloids who were still making Achtung Panzer jokes three weeks ago …

… Simon Williams, a senior editor for the Daily Express who has never put Germany on a front-page without a shitty pun about the Blitz, was one of many to lambast Boris Johnson for not emulating those “sensible forward-planners across the Rhine”. He went on, “I drive an Audi, so I know all about Vorsprung durch Technik. …

02/04/2020 | NewsThump | zzz : @newsthump | Read full quote at source
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Angst

The arrival of Philip Lee, the former Conservative MP for Bracknell, however, was for some Lib Dem activists a bridge too far. Lee abstained on the 2013 equal marriage act and his voting record is a source of angst among Lib Dems, although Lee has convinced the leadership of his bona fides and settled nerves by agreeing to meet LGBT activists at the conference in Bournemouth.

11/09/2019 | New Statesman | Stephen Bush : @stephenkb | Read full quote at source
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Kafkaesque / Diktat

It [neoliberalism] has failed on its own terms, and in many other ways. Far from creating general prosperity, as it promised, growth has been significantly slower in the neoliberal era than it was in preceding decades, and most of its fruits have been gathered by the rich. Far from stimulating an enterprise economy, it has created a gilded age for rent-seekers. Far from eliminating bureaucracy, it has created a Kafkaesque system of mad diktats and stifling control. It has fomented ecological, social, political, economic and financial crises, culminating in the 2008 crash. Yet, perhaps because its opponents have failed to produce a new, compelling story of their own, it still dominates our lives.

17/12/2019 | George Monbiot blog | George Monbiot : @georgemonbiot | Read full quote at source
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Autobahn

Zebra shot dead after jaunt on German autobahn

02/10/2019 | Deutsche Welle | zzz : @dwnews | Read full quote at source
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Angst

In his controversial article “What if we stopped pretending?” published by The New Yorker magazine recently, acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen referred to the looming climate “apocalypse”, asserting that, to prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it. Naturally, it caused quite a stir among the climate-change vanguard. Some accused Franzen of scaremongering, saying it would drive people to anxiety or paralysis, thereby hindering action. Others felt it essential to people understanding just how bad the crisis is – and that this justified the tone of the story. The irony is that disagreement about the merits of the article seemed to cause more angst than its subject matter. Actually, while it’s easy to pick fault with some of the facts and suggested actions (as many people have) the article is fairly balanced.

02/10/2019 | The Conversation | Ranald Boydell : @ranaldboydell | Read full quote at source
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Kraftwerk

Zoom out from both stories and ask yourself a question: would a government that had a serious plan to circumvent the Benn Act and avoid a Brexit extension be briefing that it is so hard that even the Queen will tremble before its knowledge of the British constitution, that Merkel has insisted that the UK will never leave the EU unless Northern Ireland says in a customs union, and that Boris Johnson admits in writing that Kraftwerk are better than the Beatles? Aren’t these the actions of an administration whose eyes have moved from the question of doing Brexit on 31 October to avoid blame for when it doesn’t happen?

09/10/2019 | New Statesman | Stephen Bush : @stephenkb | Read full quote at source
Blitz

INEOS, which is owned by Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s richest man, appeared to spare no expense when it came to either the groundbreaking science or the marketing blitz leading up to the event.

13/10/2019 | The Atlantic | Paul Bisceglio : @PaulBisceglio | Read full quote at source
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Ringmeister

OMG, M8: check out BMW’s luxury ringmeister

14/10/2019 | The Sunday Times | Will Dron : @wdron | Read full quote at source
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Blitzkrieg

Dominic Cummings is using political blitzkrieg to tear down UK institutions.

24/10/2019 | The Guardian | James Ball | Read full quote at source
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Kafkaesque

This is part of a Kafkaesque financial shell game that has played out since the 2008 financial crisis.

15/11/2019 | The Guardian | Rana Foroohar : @RanaForoohar | Read full quote at source
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Angst

The original publication of The War of the Worlds was like a bombshell to an angst-ridden Britain suspicious of its neighbours. Now, why might the BBC consider a new adaptation so timely?

17/11/2019 | The New European | Charlie Connelly : @charlieconnelly | Read full quote at source
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Doppelgänger

Doppelganger domains are clones of legitimate domains but with a very slight difference…

15/11/2019 | Infinity Group | zzz : @infinitygrouptw | Read full quote at source
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Hinterland

… you can’t take a train all the way to the Amazon, but reporting on the front line of climate change is just as important as covering the institutional stuff. Jon Watts literally took days to get to “Forest COP” on the Iriri river deep in the Brazilian hinterland.

03/12/2019 | The Guardian member newsletter | Mark Rice-Oxley : @markriceoxley69
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Gemütlichkeit

Charles Dickens is credited with pretty much inventing Christmas as it’s celebrated in contemporary Britain. In the 1850s, using his journal of nascent gemütlichkeit, Household Words, Dickens pushed good cheer, holly and mistletoe, plum puddings with silver sixpences in them, jolly japes, wrap culture – and all the rest of this confected festival of the familial.

19/12/2019 | The New European | Will Self : @wself | Read full quote at source
Kitsch

‘The Michelangelo of kitsch’: the restoration of outsider architect Bruce Goff

10/01/2020 | The Guardian | Steve Rose : @steverose7 | Read full quote at source
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Wunderkind

“It is still unclear,” the New Statesman politics team’s very own cherubic wunderkind writes, “just what the Prime Minister is willing to compromise on in order to fulfil his pledge to have a trade deal signed, sealed and delivered by December.”

28/01/2020 | New Statesman | Jonn Elledge : @JonnElledge | Read full quote at source
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Angst

But there was no denying the mood of angst that prevailed in the conference hall, and the sense that new centres of disruptive decision making were emerging to which the west, and especially Europe, were too slow to adapt.

16/02/2020 | The Guardian | Patrick Wintour : @patrickwintour | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeisty

The most innovative and zeitgeisty dictionary additions are highlighted in quarterly press releases about dictionary revisions, perhaps in hope of viral attention.

17/02/2020 | The Guardian | Lynne Murphy : @lynneguist | Read full quote at source
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Blitz

Man who spent years telling ‘Remoaners’ that Britain survived the Blitz just panic-bought 400 toilet rolls

06/03/2020 | NewsThump | zzz : @newsthump | Read full quote at source
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Zersetzung

During the Cold War, the Stasi perfected techniques of psychological warfare known as Zersetzung, sometimes translated as ‘disintegration’.

21/02/2020 | The Brexit Blog | Chris Grey : @chrisgreybrexit | Read full quote at source
Bauhaus

Her final biography, published last year, was of Walter Gropius, Bauhaus founder, which returned MacCarthy to her original metier.

01/03/2020 | The Guardian | Veronica Horwell | Read full quote at source
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Blitz

Did Meghan know that who she is did not ever matter? That she would never be allowed to impose her own “style” – that is, herself – on the monarchy, with its spin of fake humility and an eternal Blitz spirit? Today’s manifestation was the Mail on Sunday headline: “Queen: I Won’t Let Virus Stop Me Doing My Duty”.

08/03/2020 | The Guardian | Tanya Gold : @TanyaGold1 | Read full quote at source
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Struwwelpeter

10 references at London Review of Books

12/09/2019 | London Review of Books | zzz : @lrb | Read full quote at source
Hinterland

When ‘Britain’ existed as a part of a larger whole, these confected everyday dramas of country folk had a pleasing unreality – but now it stands alone, the sunny uplands of Borsetshire have become everyone’s hinterland, while you no longer need a radio of any sort to hear the cheesy ‘Doo-d’dooo-d’doo-d’doo, doo-d’dooo-d’doo-d’dooooo!’ of British nationalism.

09/03/2020 | The New European | Will Self : @wself | Read full quote at source
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Blitz

The ‘Blitz Spirit’ won’t protect Britain from the Coronavirus

12/03/2020 | The Atlantic | Helen Lewis : @helenlewis | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist

The cultural producer’s dilemma – even with the West End theatres’ lights dimmed, and Amazon and Netflix’s streaming reduced to a mere piddle – is whether to retool for the zeitgeist, or double-down on the idea that art is timeless and universal.

26/03/2020 | The New European | Will Self : @wself
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Ersatz

This time there was no daily Downing Street press conference. Not even an ersatz People’s PMQs with spoon fed set ups from Classic “Let the old and the vulnerable die” Dom.

23/03/2020 | The Guardian | John Crace : @JohnJCrace | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist

The European elections of 2019 produced a surge of support for Green politics across the Union, with Germany’s The Greens capturing the zeitgeist with a doubling of their vote share.

23/01/2020 | RSA events | RSA : @thersaorg | Read full quote at source
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Zeitgeist

That Zeitgeist of gloomy resignation is precisely why a new volume by Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms [Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East] is such a refreshing contribution to the literature on conflict resolution in the Middle East.

01/01/2020 | Foreign Affairs magazine | Suzanne Maloney : @MaloneySuzanne | Read full quote at source
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Doppelgänger

The page was cached a week before Zimmer did his original side-by-side post having apparently discovered his doppelgänger.

08/01/2020 | New Statesman | Sarah Manavis : @sarahmanavis | Read full quote at source
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Autobahn

Autobahn speed limit requires further review, insurers say

30/12/2019 | Deutsche Welle | zzz : @dwnews | Read full quote at source
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Foehn

Forecasters have attributed the unseasonably warm weather to a meteorological pattern called the Foehn Effect

30/12/2019 | The Guardian | Clea Skopeliti : @cleaskopeliti | Read full quote at source
Flak

Germany draws flak after record arms sales defy limit on exports

28/12/2019 | The Telegraph | Daniel Wighton : @DanielWighton | Read full quote at source
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Stollen

With much of Europe still stuffed full of turkey, stollen and panettone, here’s a taste of the tense political climate in another part of the world.

26/12/2019 | Politico Brussels Playbook | Saim Saeed : @saimsaeed847 | Read full quote at source
Fest

V Fest mission statement: To encourage and motivate people to love and respect our planet; to take better care of both our planet and ourselves; and to adhere to a vegan and eco-friendly lifestyle as much as possible.

27/02/2020 | V Fest website | zzz | Read full quote at source
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Berg

Fighting fatbergs: ‘This is now a huge environmental issue’

20/12/2019 | The Guardian | Rebecca Smithers : @RebeccaSmithers | Read full quote at source
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Gemeinschaft / Gesellschaft

It is not necessary to know how to spell Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft to recognise the Fascist predisposition engendered by today’s turbocharged capitalism.

07/04/1994 | London Review of Books | Edward Luttwak : @Edward_Luttwak | Read full quote at source
Angst

I began to realise that a V10 is better than a bicycle and that having fun at 180 mph is more important than having angst about plankton.

15/12/2019 | Sunday Times | Jeremy Clarkson : @JeremyClarkson | Read full quote at source
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Kitsch

Al-Fayed installed a kitsch golden memorial to his son, Dodi Fayed, who died in a car crash with Princess Diana at the close of the last century, at the base of the shop’s Egyptian Escalators.

11/12/2019 | New Statesman | Hettie O'Brien : @@hettieveronica | Read full quote at source
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Blitz

Today is – thanks be to God and all that is holy – the last day of the worst general election in recorded human history, and indeed perhaps the worst thing of any kind to have happened in the UK since the Blitz.

11/12/2019 | Wings over Scotland | Rev. Stuart Campbell : @RevStu | Read full quote at source
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Meister

It could be that Corbyn-the-leveller sees his monotone as a sort of tonal equivalent to the society he seeks to create – but really, if he wants to out-bloke Johnson (and behind him, the blokemeister general, Nigel ‘two pints of bitter and a packet of fags’ Farage), he needs to pay close attention to the way people really speak.

08/12/2019 | The New European | Will Self : @wself | Read full quote at source
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Schadenfreude

Oh-so-sweet schadenfreude

09/12/2019 | Deutsche Welle | Hannah Fuchs : @ohwhatthefox__ | Read full quote at source
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Schnitzel

Fork out to pork out: Germany’s ‘schnitzel alert’ echoes around Europe

06/12/2019 | The Guardian | Bibi van der Zee : @bibivanderzee | Read full quote at source
Blitz

Johnson⁩ to blitz seats in Labour heartlands

08/12/2019 | The Times | Neil Henderson : @hendopolis | Read full quote at source
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Kitsch

‘The Michelangelo of kitsch’: the restoration of outsider architect Bruce Goff

10/01/2020 | Guardian/Observer Design | Steve Rose : @steverose7 | Read full quote at source
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Wunderkind

“It is still unclear,” the New Statesman politics team’s very own cherubic wunderkind writes, “just what the Prime Minister is willing to compromise on in order to fulfil his pledge to have a trade deal signed, sealed and delivered by December.”

28/01/2020 | New Statesman Evening Call | Jonn Elledge : @JonnElledge | Read full quote at source
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Angst

… there was no denying the mood of angst that prevailed in the conference hall, and the sense that new centres of disruptive decision making were emerging to which the west, and especially Europe, were too slow to adapt.

16/02/2020 | The Guardian | Patrick Wintour : @patrickwintour | Read full quote at source
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