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Lenin’s chance meeting with dadaist Tristan Tzara in 1916 was ostensibly arranged to play chess. Was there something in Dada that piqued the revolutionary passions? Or was it a case of a parallax gap; two points between which no connection, … Continue reading
Chess has a lot of metaphors associated with it. It given rise to passions that make Jimmy Connors or John McEnroe arguing over line calls seem positively benign. Chess pieces have been used as murder weapons and the clergy in … Continue reading
It is an Island, in the outer Hebrides, that has left behind a legacy of ghosts and spirits that centuries of austere, harsh and sometimes reactionary Christianity have been helpless in extinguishing. They are called the Lewis Chessmen and their … Continue reading