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Hydra Captain America wins over Stan Lee Controversial makeover of superhero as an agent of a fascist organisation secures approval of Spider-Man creatorAmid petitions and death threats and cries of #sayitaintso, Marvel has found at least one supporter for the controversial decision to turn Capt
The Guardian | 1 hour, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Matthew Beaumont: 'I loved the nocturnal city's effect on one's very bloodstream' The author of Nightwalking explains how his walks through London in the small hours revealed the distinctive ecology of the metropolis at nightCities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night, wrote Rupert Brooke a century ago. It is a claim thats pregn
The Guardian | 2 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Picture book biographies: best heartwarming true stories From Malala to Anne Frank to Nelson Mandela, picture book biographies bring the real life stories of some of the worlds most celebrated people to life. We picked out some of the bestSome of the most heartening and inspirational stories are to be found in
The Guardian | 3 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Neil Gaiman's Nonfiction, Seen From The 'Cheap Seats' Neil Gaiman is best known for his fictional creations, but he's also a prolific producer of essays, album liner notes, speeches and introductions now collected in The View From the Cheap Seats. | 3 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Vampires Assistant Saga by Darren Shan review With so many turns and plot twists to make you dizzy, Darren Shan has created another realityUsually it can be quite cringe worthy when an author writes themselves - or a version of themselves - into a novel. However, Darren Shans The Vampires Assistants
The Guardian | 3 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Meg Rosoff condemns UK education policy as an 'assault on childhood' Accepting the Astrid Lindgren award, the YA novelist attacked overwhelming stress on exams over cultureMeg Rosoff has condemned the governments assault on childhood, saying that teaching and learning have become joyless in the UK.Rosoff is the author of s
The Guardian | 4 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton - review This book was so exciting that one night I did not even sleep that well because I absolutely wanted to know what happenedI thought that Mr Gum was a little silly, because he didnt like children. I thought that was a bit silly of him to think that. Anyway,
The Guardian | 6 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
What Penguins, donkeys and moles have in common The Isokon building in Hampstead is where the worlds of books, design and espionage collideEarlier this month various of my obsessions happily collided in the form of a party at the Isokon Gallery in Belsize Park, north London. The gathering was held to m
The Guardian | 6 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Harry Potter in 2016: what's happening this year From the Cursed Child to Fantastic Beasts to the illustrated version of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, heres everything thats coming to us this year (that we know of) from the world of JK Rowlings wizarding world This year has got to go down as
The Guardian | 6 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers edited by Ted Kessler review Famous figures open up about their fathers in this poignant blog turned anthologyConducting interviews for this paper over the past 20 years, Id say Ive developed only one relatively fail-safe technique. If the interviewee, famous or otherwise, is batting
The Guardian | 7 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend