Social psychologist Chris Cocking looks at the impressively orderly response of the people in the Apollo Theatre when the ceiling collapsed – and sees more evidence of what his profession calls “social attachment theory”.
Where Illuminated Manuscripts Really Began
“Evidence has emerged for a previously unknown school of painting in sub-Saharan Africa that may have been responsible for the earliest Christian paintings in manuscripts.”
Show At London’s Collapsed-Ceiling Theatre Cancelled Until New Year
“Nimax Theatres has confirmed that all performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [at the Apollo Theatre] have been cancelled until and including January 4, 2014.”
Why Are So Many West End Theatres In Such Bad Repair?
“Actually, they were largely quite flimsy to start with, and for good reason: the buildings were never expected to last.”
Where They’re Turning The Police Blotter Into Literature
This town’s daily newspaper has just released a second paperback of police stories under the title, We Don’t Make This Stuff Up. (No, it’s not in Florida. Who’d believe what goes on down there?)
The Problem With Reality TV? Um…
“The particular problem for the TV industry is that it’s trying to profit off the same cultural tensions it’s exploiting. That inevitably leads to problems such as the current one engulfing Duck Dynasty.”
Even If Apple’s FreakyCool New HQ Gets Built, Will Workers Care?
“Its ambition is to be a marvel of modern architecture. … But there’s a problem.”
The Man Bringing Trinity Church Wall Street Back To Its Music
“Austerity is out. In its place: a four-month festival of Benjamin Britten’s music, Bach cantatas every Monday and a series celebrating the 12 nights of Christmas.”
Photographer Maps Canada, In Lego Form
“The project is not officially endorsed by the Lego company.”
These Kids Re-created ‘Hamlet’ – In Selfies
“With only 15 seconds and the small field of vision offered on Instagram, capturing an elaborately staged scene from ‘Hamlet’ is a technical challenge.”