On British Imperialism and Shiny Things

Or, blood diamonds are a monarch’s best friend Britain has a new monarch, and with the changing of the guard, pomp and circumstance are on broad display. For the first time in almost three quarters of a century, the world is about to see a level of pageantry it’s hard to properly describe. Set forContinue reading “On British Imperialism and Shiny Things”

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King

Or, shit, I guess I was wrong about the whole immortality thing It’s an end of an era. Elizabeth Windsor, queen of the United Kingdom since 1952, died yesterday surrounded by family at Balmoral in Scotland at the age of 96. Unless she’s in hiding, still dictating behind the scenes while we’re distracted by royalContinue reading “The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King”