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Charley Chop Chop Gets Your Kids Cooking

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Parents in this “digital age” have a serious challenge…How to encourage our children away from passive screens and to pique their interest in more active pursuits. Chef Charley “ChopChop” Ainscough is … Continue reading

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Monbiot Gets Wild About Rewilding

Book Review: “Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life” by George Monbiot Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Oxford-educated Zoologist and writer George Monbiot takes on the subject of rewilding in his latest book “Feral” and … Continue reading

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The Incredible Adventures of a Swedish Centenarian

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   Book Review: “The 100-year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared” By Jonas Jonasson     A fertile imagination is not something you’d expect from a person with … Continue reading

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Tokyo X: Orwellian Photographs of Modern Japan

  Book Review by Paul Murray   In 1984, veteran Tokyo-based photographer Shunji Ohkura was channel surfing and came across a television documentary discussing George Orwell’s novel “1984.”The programme was debating whether the modern world was a manifestation of Orwell’s … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. History with Stone and Kuznick

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray “The Untold History of the United States,” a collaboration between filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, yields a masterful account of U.S. political history and presents a perspective rarely seen … Continue reading

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HHhH: Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   HHhH is the unusual title of a very interesting historical novel by French author Laurent Binet. The title is an acronym from the German phrase “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” (Himmler’s brain … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut: After the Slaughterhouse by Martin Amis

Kurt Vonnegut: After the Slaughterhouse   By Martin Amis     Inveterately regressive, ever the playful infantilist, Kurt Vonnegut recently shuffled his career into a report card, signed it, and tacked it to his study wall. The report was chronological, … Continue reading

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