Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dies aged 84

Prolific author and critic, whose credits consist of a Star Trek episode and the narrative A Boy and His Dog, passed away in his sleep The acclaimed author Harlan Ellison has actually passed away at the age of 84. In his profession, Ellison edited 1,800 narratives, movie scripts, novellas, reviews, teleplays and essays, winning 8 Read more about Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dies aged 84[…]

Orwell books prize goes to Poverty Safari by Scottish rapper Loki

Judges stated the belligerent research study of deprivation, composed utilizing his genuine name, Darren McGarvey, was precisely the book that Orwell would have wished to win Scottish rap artist Darren McGarvey, who carries out under the name Loki, has actually won the Orwell reward for political books for his searing assessment of hardship in Britain, Read more about Orwell books prize goes to Poverty Safari by Scottish rapper Loki[…]

Photography legend Joel Meyerowitz: phones killed the sexiness of the street

He chased parades, ambushed hairdressers and refused to leave Ground Zero. Over PG Tips and ricotta at his Tuscan barn, Joel Meyerowitz relives his most stunning shots One day 55 years ago, Cartier-Bresson, after all, had already made his name doing that and Meyerowitz was following the Frenchmans lead. Rather, it was that the seized Read more about Photography legend Joel Meyerowitz: phones killed the sexiness of the street[…]

I could hear things, and Icould feel terrible pain: when anaesthesia fails

The long read: Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed Read more about I could hear things, and Icould feel terrible pain: when anaesthesia fails[…]

The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry

The long read: Every baffled new parent goes searching for answers in baby manuals. But what they really offer is the reassuring fantasy that lifes most difficult questions have one right answer Human beings are born too soon. Within hours of arriving in the world, a baby antelope can clamber up to a wobbly standing Read more about The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry[…]

Some of that explosive book on Trump will be proved wrong. Here’s what won’t.

Donald and Melania Trump go back to Washington DC on January 1. Image: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP/REX/ Shutterstock It’s safe to state that Fire and Fury, which measured up to its title in the method it struck book shops Friday, is not the most carefully fact-checked book in history. The author of the tome that has Read more about Some of that explosive book on Trump will be proved wrong. Here’s what won’t.[…]

‘If only I’d been warned!’ – writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young Julian Barnes Julian Barnes. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images I dont regret any of the literary reading I missed out on in my youth. I rather enjoy the chronological hazard of not discovering Huckleberry Finn and Read more about ‘If only I’d been warned!’ – writers choose books to give to their younger selves[…]

‘The difficulty is the point’: teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in Ive recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer questions about aspects of literature, such Read more about ‘The difficulty is the point’: teaching spoon-fed students how to really read[…]