The Weekly Index: 9th September 2016


After something of a summer holiday The Weekly Index is in back to school mode! Let’s get going…

♦ Back to School Fashion, 1939 style.

♦ Look at these unpublished vintage photographs of Madonna and Kate Moss

♦ These civic sculptures with a subversive twist are pretty special. I wouldn’t mind one for the front room.

♦ Another great piece from Trowelblazers, this time about Winifred Goldring.

♦ I’ve been a lecturer for a decade and this is what I really think about university. Not me obviously.

♦ Starbucks declare Autumn officially open.

This animated interview with Tim Burton is lovely.

♦ The medicalisation of death through history.

♦ And finally… Ben Affleck smoking through the pain of existence.





The Weekly Index: 29th July 2016

29th July 2016

Blimey where has this flippin’ week gone? Best get cracking with this week’s round up of things I’ve read on the internets before Friday disappears like so much smoke. Maybe listen to this too, because I AM OBSESSED. I love the original but this is another level (not the boyband, they were rubbish).


♦ Happy Birthday Jackie O! A short tribute to one of the world’s most effortlessly stylish women.

♦ The Robert E.McGinnis pulp cover for Neil Gainman’s forthcoming American Gods is rather fabulous.

20 times Zelda Fitzgerald had more fun than you.

♦ Exotic dancing on the colonial bandwagon: the story of Ruth St. Dennis.

♦ The grim and gruesome history of public shaming in London. Metamorphosed in the 21st century as the contemporary hen do.

How digital archaeology can save a temple in Nepal.

♦ The haunting sounds of BBC Television Centre.

♦ Broken cups and facing death. Ivan Cenzi writes rather wonderfully about both.

♦ A drone’s eye view of Egypt’s ancient pyramids.

♦ And finally… is your coffee immunity making it hard to get a good caffeine buzz? Here’s what to do.







The Weekly Index: 22nd July 2016

22nd July 2016Photo: Aimee N C

After a week off The Weekly index makes a heroic return to take you into the weekend. Let’s get cracking…

♦ The lucky recipient of Van Gogh’s ear has been revealed.

Winona Forever, the timeless appeal of a Hollywood outsider.

These pictures,  which are inspired by the loss of her Grandmother and captured by Muyi Xiao, are lovely.

♦ The Chap is offering one lucky reader the chance to get kitted out like a Peaky Blinder.

Beauty quotes attributed to the stars of yesteryear (uh huh *eyebrow raise*).

♦ Bit of a tearjerker this one; people with Alzheimer’s talk about the memories they never want to forget.

Jane Austin’s Instagram account.

♦ A bit about the Welcome Collection’s new Bedlam exhibition.

♦ Marie Curie attended a secret underground ‘flying university‘.

♦ And finally… it’s the wee Prince George’s 3rd birthday today and there is no denying that these celebratory pictures are cute as funk. P.s. don’t feed ice cream to dogs. Bad boy Prince.