Today I learned that shopping malls were invented by Victor Gruen, a Jewish socialist who created malls as a backlash against highways and cars. He visualized a community hub complete with art galleries, medical centers, coffee shops, etc. - so everything people needed was within walking distance and they could interact together. But then they turned into a world of never ending storefronts and before he died he denounced malls as bastardized versions of his original idea.
Too often thought of primarily as a 'student revolt', France's May 1968 was an uprising which saw over 10 million workers walk out on a nationwide wildcat general strike. More in our latest tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@workingclasshistory/video/7100917428791594246?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6990368617628124677
Three Sister Augusta novellas and six short stories, all in one hardcover edition. Coming in July! #warhammer
Camden Market this afternoon, and really pleased to find it thriving. Last time I went was five (?) years ago and it had been gentrified to fuck, lost all its soul and character, and then Covid… was honesty nervous that a favourite place would be unrecognisable. But it was great - loads of stalls and very true to the feel of twenty years ago!! 💕
PAY DAY. I hope I count better than I type.
Internet has definitely borked again - download speeds at 0.5Mb/s. After the MONTH-long battle I had with the ISP in November, this does not bode well...
That, and the Saga of the Missing Beanbag continues*
*Don't EVER send anything via Hermes. A more ironically-named company you could not wish for**
Yes, I know that name has changed. And maybe that's why...
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