There is something rather interesting about the last word of the title to this post. Have you ever noticed? On the one hand, we use it to refer to someone who is superlatively good at what they do, someone in a league of their own, you might say. Someone who
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It only seems like five minutes ago that I was making terrible titular puns about the white stuff on here, but here were are again, at the start of spring, gazing out at snow drifts. Well, mostly I’m now gazing out at a grey rainy day destroying the snow drifts.
If you are a keen musician, and you want to give a concert at the glorious Foundling Museum, where I am fortunate enough to be Public Events Programmer, you are required to fill in a form that I designed not long after starting the job. It’s not particularly complicated. You
Last week, the psychologist and author Steven Pinker published a lengthy article in The Chronicle of Higher Education called ‘The Intellectual War on Science’. In it, he discusses at some length the vilification of science in the popular press, and indeed in university training (he’s primarily talking about the USA,
I’ve been having tremendous fun this term teaching a course on the history of music criticism at City Lit. We’ve only had four sessions so far, but we’ve already covered some pretty major points for discussion including what should/shouldn’t fall within a reviewer’s domain; whether ad hominem arguments are allowed
80 years ago today, Disney’s first full-length animated musical feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs went on general release in the USA (and the Library of Congress has been tweeting about it). Animators battled with negotiating the pitfalls of uncanny valley – including using real-life models for most of
Last week, several years behind the curve as usual, I finished reading Dave Eggers’s The Circle. For those of you who have not had the pleasure, I would certainly recommend it – and indeed, in the few years since the book was published (in 2013), the reach of social media,
I think it would be fair to say that January has not, so far, been exactly characterised by balmy breezes and long, sunny days here in the UK. Not to put too fine a point on it, it has mostly been grey, cold, damp and depressing. Yesterday morning I peeled
If you clicked on this link because you were expecting to find something about music, research, education or all of the above, and are now slightly alarmed by the mention of unicorns, don’t panic. I promise that this is the website of the Katy Hamilton who does those things for a living.
Today is the end of an era. 2017, the year that brought us plenty of things we’d probably rather forget about as well as some that we can only hope might lead to more positive changes in the future, takes its final bow tonight. Another year, another rollercoaster of encouraging