Jon Yu

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Bertrand Russell's 10 lessons for a creative, happy life – in pictures

Bertrand Russell is a 20th-century philosopher for 21st-century living, arguing we can achieve far more by doing far less. In a new edition of Russell’s 1932 essay, In Praise of Idleness, Australian humourist Bradley Trevor Greive has reimagined some of his finest aphorisms for a good life. Here …

Bertrand Russell

American History For The Twitter Age

A new book takes on American history in the style of Steinbeck and Benet.<p>The publication of <i>A Little History of the United States</i> really intrigued me. …

Political Science

Massive Toxic Algae Blooms May Prove a Sign of Climate Change to Come

The water began turning a barely perceptible brownish-green in early May, a sign that algae were present and growing in the waters of Monterey Bay. …

Japan says ISIL beheading video likely authentic

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has released a video purportedly showing the killing of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, a monitoring service has said.<p>The video, released online by the armed group on Saturday, shows the journalist who was abducted while reporting on Syria's civil war …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova Build a Moscow Museum

Art collector and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova is launching an ambitious campaign to connect Moscow to the international art world, and she’s tapped architect Rem Koolhaas to execute her vision<p><b>ON THE COVER</b> | Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas photographed by David Bailey. Zhukova wears Saint Laurent by …

Audrey Hepburn

Catherine Malabou. Jacques Derrida's Critique of Foucault and Agamben. 2012

Emotional Life in a Neurobiological Age: On Wonder

Provost Lecture - Catherine Malabou: From Sorrow to Indifference

Deadly attack on satirical magazine in Paris

Three heavily armed men have attacked a French satirical magazine based in Paris, killing at least 12 people, including four cartoonists and two policemen, officials have said.<p>The lawyer of the magazine confirmed that four cartoonists working with the publication, including the editor Stephane …

Extremism

Book reviews roundup: Havel: A Life, Everything I Never Told You, The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

What the critics thought of Michael Žantovský’s Havel: A Life, Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You and George Prochnik’s The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World<p>“Václav Havel’s career is without compare among those who came to eminence in the last years of communism: …

Torturers of Chile president's father jailed

A Chilean judge has sentenced two retired colonels to prison for the torture of incumbent President Michelle Bachelet's father which indirectly led to his death during the early days of General Augusto Pinochet's 1973-1990 dictatorship.<p>On Friday, Judge Mario Carroza sentenced Edgar Cevallos Jones …

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmis Grkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area due to the construction of a dam. …

Ancient History

Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art trove

A Swiss museum has said it will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era.<p>The decision, announced on Monday at a news conference in Berlin, covers priceless paintings and sketches by Picasso, Monet, Chagall and other masters …

Existence Doubtful

Project info<p>Editor's Note: the following is a short excerpt from Chapter 1 of Ville Lenkkeri's newest book "Existence Doubtful." Text are integrally woven together with photos in this project—this is only a small taste of Lenkkeri's vision.<p>It is not down in any map; true places never are.<p>—Herman …

Regulation

How to survive the apocalypse

What if modern civilisation were to collapse tomorrow? What could you do to provide for yourself – what could any of us do – if food no longer magically appeared in the supermarket, or clothes on shop hangers, or the power-grid and gas and water supplies vanished? If you were to wake up after a …