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In this extract from his new book, journalist Andrew Mueller reflects on a comically dark time in our nation’s musical and sporting history.

Now that’s entertainment.

Who’s a good soldier?

It’s basically the Ocean’s Eleven of flightless bird thefts.

These retro caravan brochures are so fantastically gaudy, you’ll never want to camp without a shagpile rug again.

Nine hundred classic arcade games have been put on the internet. For free. There goes the weekend.

Ye Olde Tricks for Living

Sunday April 28, 2019

Before Google, you pretty much had to take up smoking to find the answer to the daily conundrums of life, as this collection of old cigarette cards shows.

A short film from 1965 captures the art of axe-making in its final days.

Once upon a time, bees across Europe were routinely informed of matters concerning their keeper’s lives. And if they weren’t ‘put into mourning’ after their keeper’s death, things would go astray.

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