The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.
More inanity from the Hackney organity.
Barrel/street organ stuff.
A new translation of Joan Maragall’s poem about the anarchist bombing of the Barcelona Opera in 1893, and a limerick by the monkey.
With chunks of Dioscorides and Andrés Laguna, including the wonderful story of what happened when an impotent bridegroom and a constipated friar involuntarily swapped medicines.
Half Cock looks to a Tuscan witch for inspiration.
Xenophobic atavism in the 1640 Reapers Revolt.
From saviour to saved to savoury: the de-/remystification of bodily imperfection.