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Becky by Sarah May review a Vanity Fair for the mass-media age As she scrambles her way to the top of the tabloid career ladder, Mays joyless, fearful Becky Sharp reflects the grim reality of how the world worksMention William Thackerays Vanity Fair, and the image that comes to most peoples minds is that of young Bec
The Guardian | 2 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Follow the Money by Paul Johnson review how the government should spend it The most influential beancounter in Britain decodes the public finances and that disastrous mini-budgetBudgets in Britain follow a well-established ritual. On the morning of the big day, the chancellor of the exchequer parades for the photographers outsid
The Guardian | 4 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Hero of This Book by Elizabeth McCracken review all about my mother A bereaved daughters memories summon a vivid portrait of an indomitable woman Reproduced on the first page of Elizabeth McCrackens new novel there is a photograph. It shows a dedication scrawled in the front of her first book, Heres Your Hat Whats Your Hu
The Guardian | 6 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers changed the civil rights movement Journalist Mark Whitaker says that much of what's happening in American race relations today traces back to 1966, the year the Black Panthers were formed. His new book is Saying It Loud. | 20 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal by Justin Gregg review the problem with human intelligence A researcher argues that animals understand how to live well better than their too-brainy counterpartsFriedrich Nietzsche claimed that humankind was a fantastic animal that has to fulfil one more condition of existence than any other animal: we have to kn
The Guardian | Feb 8, 2023 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A woman in England has finally returned an overdue library book Lesley Harrison, 70, of North Tyneside borrowed the German language textbook in the 1960s. Without an amnesty on late fees, she would have had to pay over $2,400. | Feb 8, 2023 10:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top 10 love poems | Meena Kandasamy For Valentines, or really any other day, here are some works by poets from Plath to Rilke that express some of our own most intimate feelingsLove makes poets out of all of us. The few who feel intimidated or embarrassed about writing out our love and long
The Guardian | Feb 8, 2023 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Spell of Good Things by Aybmi Adby review a nation in crisis Violence simmers beneath restrained prose in the follow-up to Stay With Me, a portrait of domestic strife and political tensions in NigeriaAs with her lauded debut Stay With Me, in Aybmi Adbys second novel domestic strife and the political tensions of mod
The Guardian | Feb 8, 2023 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Womens prize to launch annual award for womens non-fiction writing The Womens Prize Trust hopes to make the first award in 2024, after research showed female writers were far less likely than men to be reviewed or win prizes The Womens prize is to launch a non-fiction award to sit alongside its long-running fiction prize
The Guardian | Feb 8, 2023 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs by Gulchehra Hoja review a powerful testament of Uyghur persecution Once the glamorous face of her people on Chinese state TV, the author now lives in the shadow of a superpowers revengeAs a beautiful young TV star at the turn of the millennium, Gulchehra Hoja was highly valued by the Chinese state. She presented popular
The Guardian | Feb 8, 2023 07:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend