I know it’s a bit late, to be writing a review of sorts 10 years after the fact, but 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami was a great book that I really enjoyed, and a journey to boot. Not to mention that there’s quite a lot to unpack here, sans erotica.

When I finished the 925-page-marathon of a book that 1Q84 is, I immediately had many questions — Who were the ‘Little People’? How did they pull fibres out of the air to form their Air Chrysalis? What voice were the followers of Sakigake listening to? …


There are few morsels of music that transcend the era they were written in, and remain a class above as timeless pinnacles of artistry and unbridled talent. Suspended in its own league and leaving listeners enchanted, Parallelograms by Linda Perhacs, released in 1970, is one of them.

Cover Art for Parallelograms (Linda Perhacs)

Awash with steady broken acoustic guitar chords, the soaring soprano voice of Perhacs and evocative, charming lyrics, Parallelograms draws any discerning listener in with a warm embrace, stroking their hair gently with well-moisturized hands. Certainly, for me, this album came as a pleasant surprise when I found it on a random Spotify Radio…


It’s obvious we still have a lot to learn about the scale and size of the universe and our reality.

In a media release by Alexia Lopez, a PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), there has been a new observation in deep space, on staggering magnitudes of distance, that have the potential to shake the current theories of cosmology and our understanding of the universe as we know it.

The Giant Arc can be seen near the middle of this image. Shared by Alexia Lopez/Jeremiah Horrock
The Giant Arc can be seen near the middle of this image. Shared by Alexia Lopez/Jeremiah Horrock
The Giant Arc is the line of galaxies roughly in the centre of this image (Alexia M. Lopez/Jeremiah Horrock)

The recent observation — nay, discovery — in question is a humungous, nearly symmetrical “arc” of galaxies, found in a portion of the sky within the constellation Boötes…


Not to be confused with the book by Nancy McHugh about pragmatic feminist theories.

A Petrie projection of a type E8 Lie group, which is pretty…. pretty hard to explain.
A Petrie projection of a type E8 Lie group, which is pretty…. pretty hard to explain.
A visualization for a Lie group called E8. Sorry, I can’t explain it any better, but trust me when I say this might accurately describe reality.

Now more than ever, the study of Theoretical Physics is coming to the point of being an academic grey area. What that means, is that almost every possible nudge forward is met with three nudges backward, and progress is stunted, if not unmeasurable. It makes me wonder if our fellows wielding Doctorates in Philosophy are barking up the wrong metaphysical tree, and what the study of this highly esoteric field will look like in the coming years.

This fixation in me arose after reading Sabine Hossenfelder’s…

Shane A Keiser

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