Jan Simons

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The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

Islam

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white marble slabs, but we're head over heels for the household supplies on its site. Heidi Swanson, the shop's …

Dave Grohl: ‘You don’t need a needle hanging out of your arm to be a rock star’

As the Smithsonian Institution’s undersecretary for history, art and culture points out, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC seldom plays host to rock music. Nor, one suspects, does it regularly get guest speakers who swear to quite the degree that the gentleman seated beside …

Potlikker Noodles with Mustard Greens

4 to 6 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 10–12-ounce smoked ham hock or smoked turkey wing<p>1/2 onion, coarsely chopped<p>8 garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>2 bay leaves<p>1/4 cup red wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (preferably Texas Pete or Frank's)<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>…

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