The Marvellous History of Valentine’s Day A romp through the annals, from the Romans to romance.

Let’s get real for a minute: there’s nothing sexier than old Roman martyrs or Geoffrey Chaucer. Valentine’s Day as we know it is a product of the Victorians. Twee, gilt cherub-and-chapel-encrusted greeting cards boomed because, in 1840, the British postal … Continue reading The Marvellous History of Valentine’s Day A romp through the annals, from the Romans to romance.

The nuts and bolts of Robotsex Millennials are killing everything Baby Boomers hold dear. Golf. Breakfast cereal. Diamonds. Casual dining chain restaurants. And now, human relationships.

Millennials are killing everything Baby Boomers hold dear. Golf. Breakfast cereal. Diamonds. Casual dining chain restaurants. And now, human relationships. The lag between a technology’s invention and it being inevitably co-opted for sex seems to be growing smaller. There was … Continue reading The nuts and bolts of Robotsex Millennials are killing everything Baby Boomers hold dear. Golf. Breakfast cereal. Diamonds. Casual dining chain restaurants. And now, human relationships.

Art: Value and Worth But what is it that transforms a hundred euros of supplies into a hundred million euros of art?

It’s difficult to discuss what makes art valuable and whether that value is natural or artificial, because there is no broad consensus on what art is, or how we determine what is art and what is not. The physical value … Continue reading Art: Value and Worth But what is it that transforms a hundred euros of supplies into a hundred million euros of art?