Archive hit with hundreds of false terrorist content notices from EU

April 12, 2019

Nations around the world are cracking down on online terrorist content, introducing legislation that penalizes sites and ISPs if they fail to remove suspect content. But that fight could pose a real threat to sites like the Internet Archive, a nonprofit that saves old copies of webpages and other digital information. In a blog post yesterday, the […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Lara miracle

April 2, 2019

Huw Turbervill’s recent edition of The Googly compared Kusal Perera’s match-winning 153 against South Africa at Durban to Brian Lara’s own match winning 153 against Australia at Bridgetown. Peter Roebuck covered that famous game in the May 1999 issue of The Cricketer and reminds us why Lara’s performance was “perhaps… the best of any sort.” Brian Lara […]

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Slaughterhouse-Five review – archive, 1970

March 19, 2019

A still from the film version of Slaughterhouse-Five, 1972. Photograph: Ronald Grant Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut (Cape, 30s) A bullet makes a small to entry and a messy exit. Enormities in the mind do the same. “Everything is supposed to be very quiet after a massacre and it always is, except for the birds. And what do […]

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From the archive: Anthony Burgess falls for Sophia Loren, in 1984

February 24, 2019

 2 September 1984: Anthony Burgess on Sophia Loren at 50, with image by David Steen. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer Breathless doesn’t cover it. ‘I have just spoken to the divine Sophia Loren on the telephone,’ begins Anthony Burgess’s hyperventilating tribute to the star of Two Women and El Cid on the occasion of her 50th birthday (‘Sophia La Stupenda’, 2 September […]

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From the archive: World Cup 1970, England 0–1 Brazil

February 13, 2019

England goalkeeper Gordon Banks made a string of fine saves against Brazil but his side were defeated, 0-1, against the south Americans. Photograph: POPPERFOTO Guadalajara, June 7 Brazil, the masters of football technique, triumphed over England in the Jalisco Stadium here today. Only one goal was scored, by Jairzinho, after an hour, but it was […]

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From the archive

February 1, 2019

50 Years Ago There is widespread anxiety that at the coming launch window for Mars … the Soviet Union will send a space-probe capable of placing a soft-landing capsule on the surface of the planet. This, it is accepted, would probably contaminate the Martian environment with organisms. The high winds would then ensure that they […]

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