Happy Birthday Will

In 1592 and 1593 the London theatres were closed to try to keep an outbreak of plague under control. As we arrive at Shakespeare’s 456th birthday, it is something to reflect on – that theatres have been dark before, right before they became a massive shaping influence on our entire perception of cultural history. I […]

Fearing a Witch Hunt

Because there never has been a violent social action specifically targeting white men, whenever such men (collectively) get a little anxious at seeing some of their kind experiencing consequences for illegal or immoral behaviour they routinely invoke two historic forms of attack on groups that were very much not white men. They say they fear […]