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Billie Eilish is publishing her family photos: It made me miss a lot of parts of my life Ahead of her new album, the singer is publishing her childhood snaps as a book, showing life before her rise to fame at just 14. Now 19, she says she wouldnt do it differentlyThe small girl in the photo, sitting at a piano while singing into a toy microph
The Guardian | 10 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
This months best paperbacks: Richard Osman, International Booker nominees and more Here are some outstanding new paperbacks for May, including Osmans bestselling crime caper, Adam Buxtons memoir and a fascinating study of eels Continue reading...
The Guardian | 13 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The best recent science fiction and fantasy reviews roundup Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon; Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen; We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker; The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley; and The Cottingley Cuckoo by AJ ElwoodSorrowland by Rivers Solomon (#Merky, 12.99) is an exhilarating journey to the outer limi
The Guardian | 15 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cherie Jones: I found my tribe on the pages of John Wyndhams Chrysalids The Womens prize nominee on the brilliance of Earl Lovelace, the influence of Toni Morrison, and laughing out loud at Nora Ephrons chutzpahThe book that changed my lifeThe Wine of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace. I never looked at a villain in a book or in
The Guardian | 17 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Doom by Niall Ferguson review how to make sense of catastrophe A study of horrible afflictions, from famines to pandemics, and our failure to learn from past mistakesThe bad news is that plagues are a constant companion to human civilisation. The good news is that we are getting better at explaining their causes and
The Guardian | 18 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Painting Time by Maylis de Kerangal review a bravura achievement A celebration of the art of trompe-lil confirms this French prize winner as one of our most gifted stylistsAs she wanders the immense backlot of Romes Cinecitt film studio Hollywood on the Tiber the heroine of Maylis de Kerangals Painting Time is struck b
The Guardian | 19 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Living through Indias pandemic: Oxygen is the new currency As India is devastated by a crippling second wave of coronavirus, its leaders response to the pandemic is causing anguish and disbelief, writes author Jeet Thayil We are witnessing a crime against humanity: Arundhati Roy on Indias Covid catastrophe When t
The Guardian | 21 hours ago | comment? | recommend
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'Olympus, Texas' reboots Greek gods in irreverent Texan family saga Stacey Swann's irreverent "Olympus, Texas" reimagines the Greek gods as residents of the Lone Star State a fit place for those large, unruly egos.
USA Today | May 6, 2021 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Post Growth by Tim Jackson review life after capitalism The ecological economist adds to his message that relentless economic expansion is killing the planet with a set of more philosophical reflections. But does post growth offer as many answers as the Green New Deal? Shortly after the release of Tim Jacksons
The Guardian | May 6, 2021 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Things We Lost To The Water' Is A Literal And Allegorical Look At Dislocation Eric Nguyen's debut novel plays off a Vietnamese word that means both country and water, examining all the ways those two things affect a family of Vietnamese refugees who resettle in New Orleans.
NPR.org | May 6, 2021 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend