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 […]

Why not make an exhibition of fake artwork?

Why do we only worship “real” art? – Polly Toynbee, The Guardian 13.11.2014 What’s wrong with modern perfect reproductions of the world’s greatest art that we could display in any gallery, virtually identical to the original? You can feel the frisson of shock at such iconoclasm, undermining the religion of art and the art market. […]

Should drinking while pregnant be a crime?

Our addiction to criminalising human behaviour makes a mockery of private responsibility – Simon Jenkins, The Guardian 6.11.2014 In America hundreds of (mostly black) mothers are now jailed for this offence, to whose benefit it is unclear. In the British case the mother is not charged with any crime, but it is argued that a […]