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Two faces of Trump

Former President Trump has been acquitted of “inciting insurrection”. Republican opposition rested on a technicality: Trump is no longer President and hence cannot be “removed from office”.   Steve Latham   But this, in turn, happened because the Republicans had delayed any hearing until he had in fact been replaced […]

Remaking Covid-city
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Remaking Covid-city

To paraphrase Marx, Covid “weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living”. We are living the diminishment of the world. It is getting smaller.   Steve Latham   We are not travelling as much: internationally, but also within countries, under lockdowns, and even between city neighbourhoods. With official […]

Recovering the Sacred in art: Kai Althoff
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Recovering the Sacred in art: Kai Althoff

In the time between times, between lockdowns, I went to an art exhibition in Whitechapel Gallery, of work by Kai Althoff.   Steve Latham   A German-born artist from Cologne, now resident in the US, Althoff’s paintings are largely figurative. This is appropriate, given the Whitechapel’s championing of a revival […]

Dentists, the NHS, and Covid
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Dentists, the NHS, and Covid

In April, one of my tooth fillings came out. When I called the dentist, they explained there were no appointments, because of the pandemic.   Steve Latham   I didn’t blame them. Dentists are always vulnerable to respiratory diseases. So, while bending over patients’ gaping mouths, Covid puts them especially […]