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Whatever happened to all those liberal Republicans?

Friends and readers, Last night as you watched (if you did) the Republican “debate” on CNN, did you wonder what happened to the liberal wing of the Republican party? Have you ever wondered where they went? Not just Jacob Javits and the more...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Dec 2015

Trumbo: an effective political fable in the tradition of 1930-40s films

Bryan Cranston as Trumbo — who did write in a tub, while drinking alcohol and smoking … Dear friends and readers, I recommend not missing this film. Whatever the flaws, this is a strong film I wish everyone in the US would see. Alas, it’s...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Dec 2015

Capitol Fringe Festival: The Hello Girls by Ellouise Schoettler

Poster Image for the show Dear friends and readers, Last night I went to the first of five plays I mean to attend, just a small number of the many events sponsored by the Capitol Fringe Festival this summer. It was a one-woman story-telling play: The...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jul 2015

Breaking the Code (a good alternative to Imitation Game) & O’Flaherty & Ford’s The Informer

Derek Jacobi as Alan Turning being interviewed (1996 Breaking the Code, directed by Herbert Wise, script by Hugh Whitmore) Victor McLaglen as Gypo Nolan (1935 The Informer, directed by John Ford, script by Dudley Nichols) Dear friends and readers, While...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Jan 2015

Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Parts 4-6, Coda

Isaac Cruickshank, Royal Extinguisher or Gulliver Putting out Patriots Dear Friends and Readers, This is the second half of my summary and commentary on Johnston’s Unusual Suspects (see Parts 1-4). This part of Johnston’s book will probably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jul 2014

Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Parts 1-4

Dear friends and readers, Today I finished writing a review I’ve been reading and working towards for several weeks. I didn’t mean to take such time with it, but Kenneth Johnson’s Unusual Suspects: Pitt’s Reign of Alarm &...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Jul 2014

Robin and Marion, 37 years later

Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass … Wordsworth, Immortality Ode A little over mid-way in Robin and Marion (dir. Robert Lester, script James Goldman, producer Denis O’Dell, original music John Barry, photographed...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Aug 2013

Before Midnight

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, once more Dear friends and readers, Here am I to tell you to that if you were among those who enjoyed the first two installments of what turns out to have become a long-lasting relationship between a couple as configured...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jun 2013

Maggie aka Margaret Thatcher: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, but her legacy lives on

Listen and watch Tony Harrison’s filmed poem, V ‘My father still reads the dictionary every day./He says your life depends on your power to master words.’ — Arthur Scargill, Sunday Times, 10 January 1982 V stands for Victory,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 May 2013

No: a piquant perspective on a serious political election

Pablo Larrain shooting his film Dear friends and readers, I write to recommend hurrying out to see Pablo Larain’s No, a film about a serious revolution from an unusual, perhaps shallow and cynical and disillusioned, or at least piquant perspective....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Mar 2013

George McGovern died yesterday — may his spirit & ideals live on forevermore

Recent photo Dear friends and readers, George McGovern died yesterday, Sunday, October 21, 2012. He was a great and a good man. He achieved nomination as the candidate for the Democratic Party in 1972 by genuinely garnering a majority of votes at the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Oct 2012

Turtles, pussycats, & Briel Friel’s The Freedom of the City: NYC 5 days & nights

An internet photo (we do not yet carry an ipad camera as a regular thing) A cat curled up in its pod (Detail from A Lady with a Harp below) We spotted the turtles before we did the pussycats, probably because the turtles moved and the pussycats didn’t....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Oct 2012

John Riddle’s Eve’s Herbs: A history of contraception and abortion in the west

New Yorker Cartoon The right to privacy encompasses a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy [but] a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is not absolute … Roe v Wade, 410 US, p 154 Dear friends and readers, This...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Sep 2012

June Havoc’s Marathon ’33

From the summer 2012 American Century Theater production Dear friends and readers, Insofar as we can by this time, we returned to our usual lives, and last night saw a remarkable play which was a kind of re-enactment. A large group of actors...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Aug 2012

Hot Coffee by Susan Saladoff

Dear friends and readers, This is to urge everyone who reads this blog to rent, buy, or go to see in theaters or watch on TV Susan Saladoff’s Hot Coffee. A friend on WWTTA told me about it last week: I just saw it and recommend it to everyone. It’s...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Aug 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.