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Personality and Power by Ian Kershaw review follow the leader for good or ill The great historians analyses of a dozen 20th-century democrats and dictators are individually cogent but his conclusions tend to the obviousWhether its because of the uncertain times in which we live, the dismal nature of our political leaders, or the ri
The Guardian | 1 hour, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity John Vercher trained in mixed martial arts as a young man. His novel, After the Lights Go Out, is about a veteran MMA fighter struggling to remember everyday things. Originally broadcast June 2022.
NPR.org | 14 hours ago | comment? | recommend
The Big Idea: can you learn to predict the future? Put any biases aside and you might just become a superforecasterFrom Nostradamus to Paul the psychic octopus, who supposedly foresaw the results of World Cup matches, there has been no shortage of people who argue they or their animals are able to predict
The Guardian | 20 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
You can now buy the longest book in existence, but it's not meant to be read At 21,450 pages think 15 copies of War and Peace stacked on top of each other One Piece includes every panel of the long-running Japanese comic of the same name.
NPR.org | 22 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Kwame Alexander's new book about slavery is 'Door of No Return' NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Morning Edition's poet-in-resident Kwame Alexander about his new Young Adult book: The Door of No Return.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Less' offers more in Andrew Sean Greer's follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning novel Greer's new comic novel, Less is Lost, is as funny and poignant as its predecessor. But comedy also arises out of pain and Greer smoothly transitions into the profound.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Poem of the week: To Mistress Margaret Hussey by John Skelton An implausibly perfect list of womanly virtues is kept afloat with genial buoyancyMerry Margaret,As midsummer flower,Gentle as a falconOr hawk of the tower: Continue reading...
The Guardian | 22 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me from Success by Miki Berenyi review a shoegaze stars painful past The Lush frontwomans memoir is a nuanced, honest portrait of a troubled childhood and a corrective to a much-mythologised eraThe 90s are often seen as synonymous with champagne supernovas in country houses, oversimplifications ingrained in the lore of Bri
The Guardian | 23 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Pocketful of Happiness by Richard E Grant review Tigger and his one true love The vivacious actors weakness for gossip and glitz goes hand in hand with devotion to his wife in this touching diary, mostly written in the last year of her lifeWhen Richard E Grants wife, Joan Washington, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer just bef
The Guardian | Sep 26, 2022 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'House of the Dragon' episode 6: From here to paternity On HBO's Game of Thrones spin-off, questions around several characters' lineage turn the show into one long episode of medieval Maury.
NPR.org | Sep 26, 2022 02:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend