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Alternative History Adventure Games – 'Paradise Lost' Takes Place in a Lost Bunker in Poland (TrendHunter.com)

‘Paradise Lost’ is an upcoming adventure game from developer PolyAmorous, which is published by All In Games. The game spotlights a 12-year-old boy named Szymon, who begins his journey in Poland. With Poland and much of Europe turned into a nuclear wasteland after it’s been desecrated by war, Szymon seeks shelter in an abandoned Nazi… Continue reading Alternative History Adventure Games – 'Paradise Lost' Takes Place in a Lost Bunker in Poland (TrendHunter.com)

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Life as a commodity: Britain’s history of slavery

Earlier this month English Heritage unveiled one of their prestigious blue plaques on the wall of Schomberg House on Pall Mall, central London. It was to commemorate the residence there of Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, the author and campaigner, who in 1787 wrote one of the first exposés by an African of slave-trading. Cugoano criticised the… Continue reading Life as a commodity: Britain’s history of slavery

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‘Mank’ and the screenwriters written out of film history

“There but for the grace of God goes God,” Herman Mankiewicz once remarked on seeing Orson Welles pass by in a restaurant. It was a suitably pithy remark from the screenwriter of Citizen Kane, with a bitter undertone of resentment. Now Mankiewicz himself is the subject of a new Netflix film, Mank, directed by David… Continue reading ‘Mank’ and the screenwriters written out of film history

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Mark Hulbert: Momentum stocks may get an end-of-the-year push, history shows

The next six weeks are shaping up to be especially good for momentum strategies in the stock market. Such strategies lead investors to typically buy the winning stocks over the trailing year and sell (or sell short) the losers. This year the pattern is likely to be particularly strong, for two reasons. The first is… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: Momentum stocks may get an end-of-the-year push, history shows

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The hit machine has to learn from history

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, published in 1925 by the distinguished New York imprint Charles Scribner’s Sons, ends with a reflection on Gatsby’s doomed attempt to recover the love of his youth. “So we beat on, boats against the current, drawn back ceaselessly into the past.” Taylor Swift is also anguished about her past:… Continue reading The hit machine has to learn from history

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Chinese war drama pulled for disrespecting history

A Chinese television show set during the country’s second world war battle with Japan has been cancelled after an outcry from nationalist critics who said it failed to respect history. Thunderbolt Warrior, a drama about the Eighth Route Army, the main Communist forces that fought against the Japanese, was attacked online after it aired two… Continue reading Chinese war drama pulled for disrespecting history

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Belgium’s reckoning with a brutal history in Congo

The cleaners who picked up King Leopold II in Brussels in July knew what to do. Several times over the past few years, they have used chemicals to dissolve words such as “murderer,” “racist” and “murderer” scrawled on the statue in Throne Square. As before, they removed the blood red paint that the protesters had… Continue reading Belgium’s reckoning with a brutal history in Congo

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Jacinda Ardern appoints most diverse cabinet in New Zealand history

Jacinda Ardern has appointed the most diverse cabinet in New Zealand’s history, with indigenous Maori ministers making up a quarter of its 20-strong members, women taking eight posts and the nomination of a gay deputy prime minister. Although Labour won enough seats in the October 17 election to govern alone, the prime minister also handed… Continue reading Jacinda Ardern appoints most diverse cabinet in New Zealand history

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Letter: History shows the way to keep barbarians at the gate

As ever, a thought-provoking piece by Edward Luce reviewing the state of the US constitution (“Can America stay together?” Magazine, FT Weekend, October 17). Indeed, why would anyone rational still look for solutions to modern issues in a document 233 years old, as the originalists like Amy Coney Barrett seek to do. Most countries have… Continue reading Letter: History shows the way to keep barbarians at the gate

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Ending a sorry chapter in Labour history

To suspend the former leader of a mainstream political party is a severe sanction. But Keir Starmer, the UK Labour leader, had little choice but to do so with his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn. A damning report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission into anti-Semitism in the party found serious failures of process and leadership.… Continue reading Ending a sorry chapter in Labour history