Tag Archives: memory

The Serial Podcast: Justice and Storytelling

Serial has quickly become the internet’s most popular podcast. Its narrator, Sarah Koenig, is investigating the case of Adnan Sayed, who is in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, in 1999. Is he innocent, or guilty? The series oozes suspense, and each weekly episode is now awaited with a degree of […]

Paying for the past

Caribbean nations prepare demand for slavery reparations Heads of state of 15 Caribbean nations will gather in St Vincent on Monday to unveil a plan demanding reparations from Europe for the enduring suffering inflicted by the Atlantic slave trade. In an interview with the Guardian, Sir Hilary Beckles, who chairs the reparations task force charged with framing […]

The world’s hardest exam?

The Knowledge, London’s Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS T Magazine (New York Times) [VPN needed] | PDF – Jody Rosen, November 10th 2014 The examination to become a London cabby is possibly the most difficult test in the world — demanding years of study to memorize the labyrinthine city’s […]