Two of the most compelling films in our cinemas at the moment are set against the backdrop of disasters – one that never happened exactly 50 years ago, and a hypothetical one about which we can’t be too sure. The first, Rosa and Ginger, tells the story of two British teenagers at the time of… Continue reading
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50 years on, is global warming today’s Cuban missile crisis?
50 years ago today President Kennedy had a cold, or more precisely an “upper respiratory infection.” We soon knew that wasn’t true. It was a “diplomatic cold”, an excuse to cancel engagements so he could attend to the greatest and most pressing International crisis the modern world had known. That night, October 22, 1962,… Continue reading →