Write in style for life with this 100% inkless wooden stylus

Two famous Italian design companies joined forces to create this masterpiece.

  • Styluses date back to ancient Mesopotamia and are considered the original writing instruments.
  • With no lead, graphite, or ink cartridges, this stylus will last a lifetime without replacement parts.
  • Two top Italian design companies worked together to create this unique stylus.
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How beards put a brave face on threatened masculinity

A general reorganisation of masculine norms interrupted the shaving-respectability regime.

In the West, for many centuries, shaving has identified a good man properly oriented to a higher order, whether divine or political.
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How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free

If the idea of freedom bound Camus and Sartre philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically.

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They were an odd pair. Albert Camus was French Algerian, a pied-noir born into poverty who effortlessly charmed with his Bogart-esque features.
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How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Parenting could be a distraction from what mattered most to him: his writing.

Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son 1927 (Wikimedia Commons)

Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa," but what kind of dad was he?

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What if Middle-earth was in Pakistan?

Iranian Tolkien scholar finds intriguing parallels between subcontinental geography and famous map of Middle-earth.

Image: Mohammad Reza Kamali, reproduced with kind permission
  • J.R.R. Tolkien hinted that his stories are set in a really ancient version of Europe.
  • But a fantasy realm can be inspired by a variety of places; and perhaps so is Tolkien's world.
  • These intriguing similarities with Asian topography show that it may be time to 'decolonise' Middle-earth.
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