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The English have been professionally mining slate from Honister for at least the past 300 years. To begin with, it was hacked and clawed from the grey hills as it had been since Roman times, the fragile yet impervious stone shuttled precariously down the slopes on pack ponies, or on wooden sledges that were hauled back to the summit on a... The methods persisted for centuries, only to be swept aside by the industrial revolution’s preoccupation with scale, muscle and bone supplemented with the indefatigable motion of tram, track, rail and road. A road reached the summit in 1879, the smooth sinew in a plan to extract 3000 tons of Westmorland Green from a mine that had long since disappeared beneath the earth. Today, there is still a slate mine at Honister and it’s the last functioning example in England. As is the way with such things, the visitor’s centre is far bigger than the workings now, its exterior dotted ominously with ashen-faced gravestones, solemnly awaiting the engraver’s chisel. The road persists, too, known to the Department for Transport as part of the B5289 but to everyone else as the Honister Pass. No surprise there, as the day in question falls at the end of November, and the surrounding pall encompasses all of Cumbria – but it’s a bind for the kind of cars we’ve chosen to foreground against the garage-sized boulders strewn artistically... The bad luck is emblematic of a bad year for open-top sports cars in general. Which is all the more trying because 2015 was actually a brilliant year for fast drop-tops, turning up not only the devilishly brilliant new Mazda MX-5 but also the latest Porsche Boxster Spyder – a slimmer, cooler, quicker version of the best... The brief for assembling all three atop Honister is simple: a last push out of the boat. find some fresh air worth sampling before 2015 shuts up shop and decide once and for all which deserves a place under the Autocar tree. But Cumbria isn’t playing ball. The cloth stays buttoned up all round, lest rain speckle touchscreen. Except in the Spyder, borrowed from the excellent Porsche Experience Centre in Silverstone, because no touchscreen has been specced. The centre console is home to two giant cubbyholes instead. Source: www.autocar.co.uk

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  • Porsche Boxster Spyder versus Jaguar F-type R and Mazda MX-5 - comparison

    01/02/16 ,via Autocar

    Except in the Spyder, borrowed from the excellent Porsche Experience Centre in Silverstone, because no touchscreen has been specced. The centre console is home to two giant . From the shadow of Ben Nevis to the sticker-covered warning sign that

  • Marshall Pruett's favorite images of 2015

    12/30/15 ,via Racer

    The best road race of the year took place at Silverstone during the FIA World Endurance Championship opener. The torrid pace set between the Audis and Porsche for six hours was breathtaking. Sparks trail the squatted Nissan at the Mulsanne kink. The

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  • Bernard Kops

    Rowman & Littlefield. 2013. ISBN: 9781611476576,1611476577. 158 pages.

    This is the first book-length study of the work of contemporary writer Bernard Kops. Born on November 28, 1926 to Dutch-Jewish immigrants, Bernard Kops became famous after the production of his play The Hamlet of Stepney Green: A Sad Comedy with Some Songs in 1958. This play, like much of his work, focuses on the conflicts between young and old. Identified as an “angry young man,” Kops, like his contemporaries John Osborne, Shelagh Delaney, and Harold Pinter, belonged to the so-called new wave of British drama that emerged in the mid-1950s. Kops went on to create important documentaries about the Blitz and living in London during the early 1940s. He has written two autobiographies, over ten novels, many journalistic pieces, and more than forty plays for TV, stage, and radio. A prolific poet, Kops has authored a long pamphlet poem and eight poetry collections. Now in his mid-80s, the prolific and versatile Kops still produces, his creativity undimmed by age.

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  • The roles that got away

    12/30/15 ,via FOX News

    "Clueless" director Amy Heckerling knew Alicia Silverstone was the right actress for the lead ... "Gone Girl" director David Fincher didn't feel Reese Witherspoon was right for the part of Ben Affleck's wife in the 2014 thriller. "We had a long ...

  • Celebrity deaths in 2015 we may have forgotten

    12/30/15 ,via Chicago Tribune

    Ben E. King, April 30: "When the night has come ... Yvonne Craig, Aug. 17: The one and only Batgirl, Alicia Silverstone notwithstanding. Moses Malone, Sept. 13: The NBA's "Chairman of the Boards," whether or not some of his rebounds were off his own ...

  • Berlin Film Festival: Predicting Next Year’s Lineup

    12/10/15 ,via Variety

    and Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire,” which stars Armie Hammer, Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy. James Franco may end up with a pair of pictures screening with “King Cobra” in which he stars with Christian Slater and Alicia Silverstone as well as ...

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Ben Silverstone & Get Real

A fansite devoted to British actor Ben Silverstone and the film Get Real in which he starred. Over 500 pages make this site one of the biggest fansites on the Internet.

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Ben Silverstone, Actor: Get Real. Ben Silverstone was born in Primrose Hill, an affluent area of north London, on 9 April 1979. His parents were Anthony and Beverly ...

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Career. Silverstone was born in London. He has one sister and one brother. He studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and law (LLM) at the LSE.

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Ben Silverstone was born in Primrose Hill, an affluent area of north London, on 9 April 1979. His parents were Anthony and Beverly Silverstone, who sent him to the ...

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