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Review: Victorian Music Hall revived at British Library Special

London - At one time music hall was the premier form of entertainment, representing a varied form of 'light entertainment'. The coming of the movie theater saw the eclipse of the tradition, yet in played a key role in British cultural history.

Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ is the epitome of a gothic horror romance Special

‘Crimson Peak’ is Guillermo del Toro’s stunning gothic horror romance that uses a deadly mystery to draw audiences into the Victorian ghost story.

Some things are not so new, including twerking

Oxford - Twerk, the beloved word and provocative dance movement of Miley Cyrus and cohorts, is not so-much as a new invention as pop marketing suggests. The word dates back to the 1820s.

The old and the new in Manchester Special

Manchester - Manchester is England's third largest city, and it holds an important place in history, being the powerhouse of the industrial revolution. Today, the city provides a contrast of Victorian splendor and new developments.

Science journal Nature opens up its archives

Prestigious science journal Nature has opened up its archives. Users will be able to access articles dating back to 1869 from the journal and its sister titles, but cannot copy, print, or download the materials.

Review: Beauty and Whimsy at The Met's Latest Photography Exhibition Special

New York - Photography is front and center the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now, with a showing of the work of English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, best-known for her portraits of Victorian figures including Charles Darwin and Thomas Carlyle.

Irish potato famine pathogen identified

London - Scientists have used plant samples collected in the mid-19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. The fungus is different to the known types of fungi of today.
 

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A selection of gin related artifacts and bottles
A selection of gin related artifacts and bottles
A selection of props used by performers at music halls.
A selection of props used by performers at music halls.
Charles Darwin s study at Down House  a perfect base for a Victorian naturalist.
Charles Darwin's study at Down House, a perfect base for a Victorian naturalist.
A last look at Manchester  close to the main railway station to London.
A last look at Manchester, close to the main railway station to London.
One of the many rooms in the Grim s dyke hotel
One of the many rooms in the Grim's dyke hotel
Foundation stone for the workhouse (1871) that became the cinema museum
Foundation stone for the workhouse (1871) that became the cinema museum
Various items on show at the exhibition  all glorious examples of rare ephemera. Music halls were or...
Various items on show at the exhibition, all glorious examples of rare ephemera. Music halls were originally tavern rooms which provided entertainment, in the form of music and speciality acts; later purposefully built theaters were constructed as the popularity boomed.
A reconstruction of a Victorian kitchen at the Charles Dickens Museum  London.
A reconstruction of a Victorian kitchen at the Charles Dickens Museum, London.
Many of the buildings reflect the old Victorian splendor  although they are mainly used for shops an...
Many of the buildings reflect the old Victorian splendor, although they are mainly used for shops and offices.
Foyer of the Grim s dyke hotel
Foyer of the Grim's dyke hotel
The decor of Gilbert s restaurant is sumptuous  with many pictures from the Victorian era.
The decor of Gilbert's restaurant is sumptuous, with many pictures from the Victorian era.
Image from  The boy travellers in Australasia : adventures of two youths in a journey to the Sandwic...
Image from "The boy travellers in Australasia : adventures of two youths in a journey to the Sandwich, Marquesas, Society, Samoan and Feejee islands." Year: 1889
Knox, Thomas Wallace
Inside the Grim s Dyke hotel  with Victorian magnificence.
Inside the Grim's Dyke hotel, with Victorian magnificence.
Recreation of Dickens  dining room  at the Charles Dickens Museum  London.
Recreation of Dickens' dining room, at the Charles Dickens Museum, London.
There are many sawing tricks with significant differences in their basic effect. This picture is of ...
There are many sawing tricks with significant differences in their basic effect. This picture is of one set-up from the Victorian era.
An actor introduces one of the spellbindingly magical Grimm Tales.
An actor introduces one of the spellbindingly magical Grimm Tales.
Grim s dyke  inside the house on a landing leading to the bedrooms
Grim's dyke, inside the house on a landing leading to the bedrooms
The front of the Grim s dyke manor house
The front of the Grim's dyke manor house
The Natural History Museum opened in London in 1881.
The Natural History Museum opened in London in 1881.
One of the rooms in the Castle Hotel. Many paintings adorn the walls  and there are many items of pe...
One of the rooms in the Castle Hotel. Many paintings adorn the walls, and there are many items of period furniture.

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