The Exquisite Adonis Blue

The Adonis Blue, loveliest of all the blue butterflies and rivalled only, perhaps, by the White Admiral as a thing of delicate wonder in flight, lending its  grace to the beauty of the chalk uplands of southern England. This is the butterfly of our joyous childhood excursions to Hod Hill, where, I hope, it will continue to flourish long after the footprints of rapacious men fade from view. LJ 


Éloge de la paresse

Le journal des idées, émission de France Culture disponible en Podcast et s’accompagnant d’une transcription très utile à tous ceux qui s’intéressent à l’apprentissage de la langue. LJ

C’est la fin de la semaine, certains d’entre nous éprouvent une saine fatigue. Mais lorsqu’elle s’incruste et devient chronique, la fatigue tourne au symptôme et nous affecte en profondeur.

Source: Éloge de la paresse

The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure | Theatre Royal Winchester

This was an extravagantly delightful display of coruscating ludic pyrotechnics and sustained intellectual and physical athleticism. Pure entertainment performed with unrelenting energy and an infectious lightness of touch. We enjoyed the ride!LJ

From Le Navet Bete, award-winning creators of smash-hit shows Dracula: The Bloody Truth and Dick Tracy, comes a hilarious new comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside.
Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris full of childish excitement and misplaced bravado to become a Musketeer.
Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely. With four actors and over 30 characters, this will be their most hilariously chaotic adventure yet!
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Amy Chua – Wikipedia

Amy Chua – Wikipedia
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In her discussion with Anne McElvoy on the podcast “The Economist Asks” Amy Chua offers some wise and unusually balanced insights into the problematic schism entailed by identity politics and the damage caused to the “connective tissue” holding heterogeneous societies such as the USA and the UK together.

The Economist asks: Have identity politics gone too far? | The Economist asks on acast

Tribalism has always existed, but is now playing a far more pivotal role in society: from the rise of gender and ethnic affiliation, to nationalist parties in Europe and even the appeal of Donald Trump. Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” and “Political Tribes”, explains why the politics of sharp-edged identities have become so powerful.For information regarding your data privacy,
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