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The creator of the abbreviation ‘OMG’ would have loved Emojis
The following piece was inspired by and entry in Snopes about the derivation of the term OMG. How interesting, I thought. Then I realised the…
November 28, 2020
Covid 19 and the curious world of lockdown DIY
“When you called,” architectural photographer Tim Soar told me, “the last thing I thought it would be about was my putting up some shelves.” “Indeed,”…
November 16, 2020
Cemre Yesil’s Hayal and Hakikat: Thumbs, forefingers and murder in the time of Abdul Hamid II.
For a work so dominated by photographed hands, it is perhaps no accident that Cemre Yesil Gonenli’s Hayal and Hakikat opens with the book maker’s…
November 7, 2020
Weird Assignments: How to Wear a Scarf. No seriously.
My son asked me whether he could borrow my scarf. Then he asked me how best to tie it up. I told him, “you know…
November 6, 2020