A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said
Rhode Island's Moira Walsh thinks of herself not as a politician but “a waitress who happened to get pissed off enough to take a crack at it.” The 2016 election rewarded candidates who could easily bat
The new bookstore, Zhongshuge Yangzhou, appeals to design and book lovers alike. Once upon a time, we might have considered a bookstore incredible if it included, say, tasty café food and giant beanbags
Power dressers of the world unite - and observe a maestro. The Queen has been grappling with this thorniest of dress dilemmas most of her life, and since her coronation in 1953, she has, as subsequent
There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation. That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers talented
The streets of Edinburgh and Hong Kong are overflowing with books. Istanbul and Singapore, less so. Every year the World Cities Culture Forum collects information on how people consume culture around world.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library," the late Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once said. Some libraries certainly touch the divine, having all the grandeur you would from
After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries. Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of
So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all. If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.
Changing Planet © Emmanuel Keller, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing. Perhaps the most popular pet on Earth, the family cat is a beloved member of countless households. Millions of others abandoned or
At a time when social media users, for no particularly good reason, are trading in fully formed words for abbreviations ("defs" instead of "definitely"), it may seem that some languages are under threat
While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation. To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's
One Nigerian official's wish for Boko Haram: "Find them, kill them." Learning yesterday that American officials have been dispatched to Nigeria to aid in the search for a group of kidnapped schoolgirls,
Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere." As ubiquitous and universally beloved as his face is now,