Delia
Delia
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When I was in elementary school, about 50 years ago, teachers used to stand in front of a class of 40 or 50 children and write on a blackboard with chalk. To make sure the material was absorbed, …
When I was in elementary school, about 50 years ago, teachers used to stand in front of a class of 40 or 50 …
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Making sense of madness. Wikimedia Commons Alice is turning 150 this year, yet we still love to read about (or watch) this curious little girl’s adventures in Wonderland again and again. There’s something about …
Making sense of madness. Wikimedia Commons Alice is turning 150 this year, yet we still love to read about (or watch) …
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  Getting an Exceeds Expectations on your potions N.E.W.T is easier than you’d think. The subtle science and exact art of potion-making (that’s “bartending,” to Muggles) is difficult, but it …
  Getting an Exceeds Expectations on your potions N.E.W.T is easier than you’d think. The subtle …
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Last year, I read four books. The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as your reasons for reading fewer books than you think you should have read last year: I’ve …
Last year, I read four books. The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as your reasons …
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I. The First Introduction THAT’S RIGHT. I know it sounds like an ad for some sleazy writers’ school, but I really am going to tell you everything you need to pursue a successful and …
I. The First Introduction THAT’S RIGHT. I know it sounds like an ad for some sleazy writers’ school, but …
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Qiu Xiaolong’s nine novels give excellent insights into China from the time of Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution to the present. Reuters/David Gray In the words of the stereotype, China is big, …
Qiu Xiaolong’s nine novels give excellent insights into China from the time of Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution …
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If you’re reading this, then there’s more than a good chance that mystery novels interest you. To those of you who read mystery stories and novels faithfully, does your heart thrash against your …
If you’re reading this, then there’s more than a good chance that mystery novels interest you. To those …
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Every lover of the amazing world inhabited by the characters of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has at one point or another wished that they could get a letter in the mail inviting …
Every lover of the amazing world inhabited by the characters of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has at …
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Despite being one of the world’s most attractive historical enigmas, the language of the 600-year-old manuscript still needs to be cracked. Hand-written in a mysterious and unrecognisable script, the Voynich Manuscript is a parchment …
Despite being one of the world’s most attractive historical enigmas, the language of the 600-year-old manuscript still needs to …
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“Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.” In 1958, five years after his transcendent experience induced by taking four-tenths of …
“Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions …
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