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Does Terrorism Work? by Richard English review There are no easy answers in this study of terror groups from IRA to al-Qaida but the search to find some is valid and interestingTwo decades ago I had tea with one of Ulsters most infamous murderers in his home. It was a strange occasion. We sat drinking
The Guardian | 18 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The subtle art of translating foreign fiction From Scandinavian crime to Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knausagaard, its boom time for foreign fiction in the UK. But the right translation is crucial, says Rachel Cooke, while, below, some of the best translators tell us their secretsLast year, I decided
The Guardian | 19 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Architectures Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson review They were rivals who shaped American architecture, but to call them an odd couple overstates their relationshipFrank Lloyd Wright was a true original creator of buildings both flawed and brilliant, a devout believer in his own genius, nature-loving, midwe
The Guardian | 19 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China by Philip Ball review The story of Chinas waterways reveals the crucial role they play in shaping the countrys fateIn 2007, the Yellow river dried up: for 277 days it failed to reach the sea, its lower reaches reduced to a broad highway of cracked mud. The Yellow river begins
The Guardian | 20 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
NPR.org | Jul 23, 2016 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Wimpy Jen finds friend in debut novelist's 'Emergency' Our heroine has a hard time standing up for herself in 'Break in Case of Emergency.'
USA Today | Jul 23, 2016 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Paul Kingsnorth: 'We imagine how it feels to be a character, why can't we imagine how the land feels?' Climate change and mass extinctions suggest that we have been telling the wrong stories. Writers need to reconnect with the natural worldWe had climbed, slowly, to a high mountain ridge. We were two young Englishmen who were not supposed to be here journa
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Weekend picks for book lovers Spend your weekend reading a new bio of photographer Diane Arbus.
USA Today | Jul 23, 2016 10:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brexit, pursued by a bear: Boris Johnson shelves his Shakespeare biography Originally scheduled for an October release, Johnsons Shakespeare: The Riddle of Genius has been put on ice due to its authors new commitmentsZounds! Sblood! BoJos Bard biog shuffles off this mortal coil! On Monday it was announced that Boris Johnsons wid
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Saturday Poem: On Standby by Carol RumensPass me that small pencil, sharpened nicelyAt both ends, a pencil with two eyes,And up for anything a screed, a scribble.The gold and navy stripes, still visible, Might be school uniform the low-slung tieOf anti-fashion, mocking and awry.Th
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 09:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend