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Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis<p>For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with …

Downton Abbey

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Talk About ‘Race’ and Genetics

In a Sunday Review essay last weekend, David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard, argued that science is changing how we think about “race” and urged a candid discussion of the findings, whatever they may be. Hundreds of readers left comments, many expressing worry about the possibility that the results …

Ideology

All cleavage and clunkiness – why can’t male authors write women?

A writer challenged women to describe themselves as a male author would. The responses were hilarious, but sadly rang true<p>“She was 40 but could have passed for a year younger with soft lipstick and some gentle mascara. Her dress clung to the curves of her bosom which was cupped by her bra that was …

Feminism

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Understanding the origin of life is arguably one of the most compelling quests for humanity. This quest has inevitably moved beyond the puzzle of …

Physics
Literature
Literature

How Women See How Male Authors See Them

On Easter Sunday, the writer and podcaster Whit Reynolds ripped open a Pandora’s box of secondary sex characteristics when she challenged her Twitter followers to “describe yourself like a male author would.” The responses—of which there are now thousands—don’t so much display a unifying theme as a …

Literature

To Read Aloud is a portal straight to that Middle Earth where magic happens

<b>The Act of Reading</b><p>It's been 10 years since the writing of <i>The Atlantic</i>'s now classic essay Is Google Making Us Stupid? in which Nicholas Carr …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Tamarind Skillet Chicken Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe (and headnote) comes from the cookbook <i>Masala & Meatballs</i> by Asha …

Best books of 2017: the hits and misses of the publishers’ year

The Man Booker winner, the diary of a junior doctor and the secret lives of cows ... Which books made their publishers proud – and which ones made them envious?<p><b>Alexandra Pringle</b><p><b>Editor-in-chief, Bloomsbury</b><p><b>The book that made my year:</b> There are two, both by authors we’ve published for many years with …

Books
Cooking

20 Fresh & Colorful Salads for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a heavy meal. There's a sea of carbs (which we love) and desserts (which we double love) to enjoy on the big day. But the salad is …

mashed potatoes

21 Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Soup and Curry

Lentils may not be the most attractive ingredient in town, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. Full of protein and fiber, easy to prepare, …

Healthy Eating

These Protein-Rich Bean Soups Are Just Begging to Be Your Dinner

As far as we're concerned, legumes are powerhouse health foods: they're fibrous so they fill you up for longer, they're full of protein so they fuel …

10 Vegetarian Low-Carb Recipes That Are Simply Mouthwatering

There is an overabundance of vegetarian meals out there ready for you to prep for dinner tonight, but what we noticed was that most meat-free options …

Three thousand years of erotica are fabulously encapsulated, but can’t erotica only be about sex?

An anthology of classic and modern erotica from India unearths surprises but does not define the realm of the erotic.<p>The many parrots in the title of …

Books

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …