Items for October 2014

Romeo and Juliet Has No Balcony

Shakespeare didn't even know what a balcony was—so how did one end in his most famous scene?

Tags: culture, history

Takeshi Kitano criticises Japanese film industry

Tags: japan, movies

Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices

Tags: energy, economics

Scrunched in Seattle

Tags: america, housing

Pope ditches Latin as official language of Vatican synod

Tags: religion, language

Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It

Tags: science, education

The History Of The English Language In One Chart

Tags: language, history, science