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Dark Mirror by Barton Gellman review the rise of today's surveillance state The authors account of his interactions with Edward Snowden drive this deeply considered portrait of the 21st-century US-dominated surveillance operation In January 2013, the documentary film-maker Laura Poitras asked Barton Gellman if he wanted to grab a
The Guardian | May 27, 2020 06:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Milli Violini': I was a fake violinist in a world-class miming orchestra Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman spent years touring America in an orchestra of gifted players who mimed to CDs. She relives their bizarre performances and her eventual collapseA young violinist joins an award-winning ensemble led by a famous composer, only to
The Guardian | May 27, 2020 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How The Pandemic Is Affecting Book Publishing Industry NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jim Milliot, an editorial director at Publishers Weekly, about how the pandemic has affected the book business.
NPR.org | May 26, 2020 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Johny Pitts wins Jhalak prize for 'beautiful' history of black Europe Television presenter and musician wins 1,000 prize for writers of colour, with exceptionally thoughtful debut AfropeanExtract from Afropean: It really was another worldJohny Pitts has won the Jhalak prize for his debut book Afropean, an examination of lif
The Guardian | May 26, 2020 6:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'St. Christopher On Pluto' Follows The Adventures Of 2 Friends In An Old Buick Nancy McKinley mixes screwball humor with social criticism in a collection of interlocking stories about two women who work at a mall in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
NPR.org | May 26, 2020 5:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
JK Rowling announces new children's book, The Ickabog, to be published free online Harry Potter author announces she will serialise the fairy tale from Tuesday afternoon, so children in lockdown can read it for free before it is published in NovemberJK Rowling is to publish a new childrens book, a fairy tale about truth and the abuse of
The Guardian | May 26, 2020 12:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Reading group: which book by Charles Dickens should we read in June? A century and a half since he died, his protocinematic storytelling retains its power to take readers out of themselves. Please help choose one for us to enjoy togetherThis June marks 150 years since Charles Dickens died. Like so many of his characters, h
The Guardian | May 26, 2020 12:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pew by Catherine Lacey review when silence speaks volumes A mute stranger of indeterminate gender arouses suspicion in a Christian community in this powerful exploration of identity politicsPitched somewhere between Shirley Jacksons creepy small-town horror and the seminar-room riddling of JM Coetzee, Catherine
The Guardian | May 26, 2020 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo review groundbreaking A girls eyes are opened to the desperate fate of wives and mothers in this forceful new translation of a feminist classic set in early 20th-century ItalyIn 1906 in England, literature was dominated by the well-behaved worlds of novelists such as Arnold Be
The Guardian | May 26, 2020 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Winston Churchill Pulled Britain Through The Early Years Of WWII In The Splendid And The Vile, author Erik Larson details the British prime minister's first year in office, during which England endured a Nazi bombing campaign. Originally broadcast March 30, 2020.
NPR.org | May 25, 2020 4:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend