Here are the saddest, meanest, funniest Darwin quotes. Charles Darwin, born February 12, 1809, has been celebrated for more than two centuries—and for good reason. He was an adventurous soul, who documented
When Benjamin looks in the mirror he sees a blur, as if he had sat for a portrait by Francis Bacon Have you ever embarked on a relationship with someone you instantly found attractive, knowing from the
We’re living in a culture governed by a permanent compulsion towards frenetic activity or fevered distraction. Outside working hours, every pause seems almost reflexively to trigger a jolt of anxious or
I’m standing on a bridge, taking in the panorama of the Plaza de España in Seville. I’m in this spot because a month ago I received a cryptic postcard from a stranger instructing me to travel to the Spanish
Work by the mid-century Italian master Gio Ponti is increasingly sought after – and his designs are being recreated for a new generation. Currently the subject of a major retrospective at the Musée des
For years, I have emphasized the importance of small-production wines. They are often the most interesting, most distinctive wines available. This is not to demean larger producers who are conscientious
Some people are apparently totally cool with living in an absurd world. Presumably, these folks don’t experience existence as futile or see enthusiasm as foolish. However, not all of us are so lucky or
If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look. The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists
MichielD99 is a 16 year old Belgian teenage maker. It is amazing that, with the tools and materials available today, a young person, really any person, can create something as sophisticated and professional-looking
(CNN) — ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.
1 People change. The characters in War and Peace endure extreme experiences, and emerge at the end as quite different people. The miracle of the book is that the Natasha who falls in love with anyone everyone
George Orwell's masterpiece 1984 was published on June 6, 1949. Orwell died on January 21 1950. Jeremy Paxman pays tribute to one of England's greatest writers If you want to learn how to write non-fiction,
Our pick of debut novels that offer thrilling plots and subtle atmosphere: How many people made quitting their day job and writing a novel their new year’s resolution? Nicholas Searle, a former civil and
The Guardian - Gustavo Arellano, Marta Bausells, Emma Brockes, Dave Bry, Oliver Burkeman, Sian Cain, Cindy Casares, Sarah Galo, Lucia Graves, Stuart Heritage, Paul Simon, Zach Stafford, Trevor Timm, Richard Wolffe and Guardian readers
Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "The Galaxy Song," and more. John Cleese never stops working. 76 years old and on the eve of a much-needed three-week vacation to the West Indies, he can't help but talk the
World War I in color A rare record of quiet on the Western Front June 16, 1917 In 1917, World War I was dragging into its fourth bloody year. On the Western Front, mechanized warfare and a tactical stalemate
A 300-page report released by Merrill Lynch predicts 47% of jobs are at risk for replacement in the next 20 years, with positions in the manufacturing and services industries being at the greatest risk.
A friend of mine who is about to join the ranks of published authors emailed me in a panic. His new manuscript was in editing with a small but well-respected press and the edits he was receiving from top-notch
Barely one hour from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj is in the middle of nowhere – out of season and time – and it’s wonderful. “We have a saying here in Slovenia,” said Grega Silc, a Hike Bike
When tweeting meets the art of verse. A recent article in The New York Times, cleverly titled “Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral,” highlights a bevy of young writers who use
Founded in 1608, Québec City is North America’s oldest walled city and the cradle of French civilization in the New World. It’s also a walker’s dream: compact, picturesque and brimming with European charm.