Recent news reports indicate that sales of vinyl records may surpass CDs this year, as a growing number of consumers believe that the old, analog players provide a richer sound experience than the newer electronic devices. This story makes us wonder if there is any other old-fashioned contraption that could become cool again? What about manual typewriters? Can the public once again be smitten with the typewritten word?
In 2018, student loan debt in the U.S. reached $1.5 trillion. With a continued increase in college tuition, it's likely that even more young adults will be turning to loans in order to finance their education.
"The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton," said the famous British general the Duke of Wellington. What did he mean?
Thank you to all who came to this year's Holiday Open House at Brewery Becker in Brighton. We missed all those who weren’t able to make it.
During this season of gift-giving, it is important to remember the example of British barrister Cecil Chubb. In 1915, Stonehenge, that iconic standing stone circle of southern England, was up for sale because the noble family that had previously owned the prehistoric pillars had seen their line of descendants depleted by World War I.
"You can have friends or you can correct people's grammar, " the author Mary Norris once said about a topic most people find tedious and pointless. But does it have to be this way?
This column has a strict policy of not indulging in toilet humor (some may say we have a strict policy of not indulging in any sort of humor); nevertheless, we would be remiss if we missed a chance to acknowledge the accomplishments of British businessman and sanitation engineer Thomas Crapper (yes, this is a real person).
November 30th is Saint Andrew’s Day, the official national day of Scotland celebrated by the Scottish and Scot-enthusiasts throughout the globe.
"Man is the measure of all things", said the Greek philosopher Protagoras. However, when man wants to measure those things, he needs units, and those can be difficult to create for abstract concepts.