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World Cup 2018: The Moral Clarity of Pussy Riot’s Protest

On Sunday, in the fifty-second minute of the final game of the World Cup, four women dressed in Russian-police uniforms charged the field, briefly disrupting the match. They were members of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot.<p>Pussy Riot is often misidentified as a punk group, which is, in …

Social Media

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

Unadulterated Joy: An Oral History of ‘Step Brothers’

The most hilarious, exhausting movie of the 21st century was, ironically, conceived as a cool-down. In the mid-2000s, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell …

Comedy

The Worst Thing You Can Do Is Panic

A veteran cave diver explains the unique risks—and rewards—of his deadly pursuit.<p>“Rescues are actually pretty rare.”<p>What Robert Laird, the co-founder of International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery, means is this: When cave divers get in serious trouble, they usually die. There is no one to …

Scuba Diving

6 Books For The Beach At The End Of The World

You know it's been a long year when people ask for summer reads and you find yourself recommending Cherie Dimaline's <i>The Marrow Thieves —</i> in which Indigenous North Americans band together to escape government hunters in the wake of societal collapse — as a comforting story. (Hey, at least …

Books

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Meg Wolitzer’s <i>The Female Persuasion</i> (Chatto) is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life.<p><i>Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A</i> (Bodley Head) by Danielle Allen, a memoir about the loss of a beloved cousin, is …

Books

The daily routine of 20 famous writers (and how you can use them to succeed)

Several years just flew by and there’s even fewer days left to live for — does it feel like you’re falling further and further behind your …

Literature

20 Notoriously Underrated Writers You Should Be Reading

What makes an author underrated? Well, there’s an argument to be made that most literary writers are—by virtue of the fact that these days they are …

A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops

Years ago, a friend invited me to something called Brazenhead Books, only she didn’t call it that. She, like everyone else, called it “the secret bookstore”. Except it wasn’t a bookshop so much as a small apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, deliriously overstuffed with paperbacks and presided …

Books

Escape from the Nazis: Anna Seghers’s Suspenseful Classic

My first encounter with Anna Seghers’s novel <i>Das siebte Kreuz</i> (<i>The Seventh Cross</i>) was brief and painful. At some point in the mid-1990s—I must have …

There Will Always Be More “Angels”

THE FIRST-EVER Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s <i>Angels in America</i> recently opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. The production, …

Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest - official | Reuters

(This May 21 story corrects paragraph two altitude of camp to 6,400 m from 7,400 m.)<p>Japanese climber Kuriki Nobukazu speaks during an interview in Kathmandu, August 22, 2015. A Japanese climber will be the first to attempt to scale Mount Everest since a massive earthquake in April triggered …

Mountaineering

What is the Right Poetry Collection for You?

Want to get into poetry but not sure where to start? Prefer to read a whole book of poems straight through instead of dipping into random single …

This Eye-Popping Flyover of NYC Was Shot in 12K

Over the past several years, director Phil Holland has been specializing in high-res, large-format aerial cinematography. This gorgeous video titled …

The next Elena Ferrante? The best European fiction coming your way

France was built by people from all over the world. To forget that is to forget what it is to be French<p>If I had been able to talk to my mum, there wouldn’t have been that irresistible desire to write in order to understand<p>Aramburu has become a key player in a battle to control the narrative about …

Books

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

The Moment of Writing

When does writing begin? The act of committing the first words to a page—as I am doing now—is cited for its difficulty. Though those words might well be deleted from the final draft, the resistance of the blank page is justifiably famous. It’s an entrance to the unknowable, like the doorway on your …

How Does God’s Sovereignty Not Violate Our Decision-Making?

How does God’s sovereignty not make us robots? Pastor John explores the relationship between God’s sovereignty and the human will in seven …

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? | Philip Goff

In his final paper on the multiverse hypothesis, the world’s best-known atheist made a supernatural creator more plausible<p>Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to …

Physics

How Gabriel García Márquez Created a World in a Sentence

The novelist Mary Morris explains how the opening line of One Hundred Years of Solitude shaped her path as a writer.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon,</b> …

Literature

Why John Piper’s “Shells” Illustration Transformed a Generation

If you were one of the 40,000 students at the Passion One Day conference in Memphis, Tennessee back in May 2000, just one little word may well have …

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli review – a worthy heir to Stephen Hawking

Einstein showed that there is no single 'now' but rather a multitude of 'nows'<p>In Hitler’s Germany, a handful of physicists bristled at the mere mention of quantum theory. The troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity and other physical exotica were viewed as “Jewish science” inimical to …

Physics

The Seven Types of Atheist

We spoke to philosopher John Gray about the many different forms of atheist that exist today, and why the majority of them suck.<p>Not believing in God has always seemed perfectly sensible to me, but also a bit of a tedious thing to discuss. Of course, that hasn't stopped the so-called "new atheists" …

Frozen with fear: a photographic journey into the icy landscape of Frankenstein

Shelley recognised that the towering snow-covered Alps reflect our hubris and our helplessness in the face of nature<p>In the bunkers, as in Shelley’s Frankenstein, the idea of scientific progress is ​imbued with a darker dystopian aspect<p>In the summer of 1816, we visited Switzerland, and became …

Literature

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Why “Phantom Thread” Is Propaganda for Toxic Masculinity

My first experience of cinema was watching “Battle of Neretva” (“<i>Bitka na Neretvi</i>”), a Yugoslav-liberation-war spectacle starring Yul Brynner, Franco Nero, and Orson Welles, as well as domestic actors known to Yugoslav viewers by their first names (Milena, Bata, Boris, Smoki). The movie is about …

Strange Dog Joins Couple On Hike — Then They See What's Written On His Collar

"Hi, I'm Smokey."<p>As Scott Brown and his wife were preparing to embark on a snowy trek to a popular waterfall in Washington state this week, they …

Pets

Whatever happened to the Christian intellectual? Progressive faith in a secular age

<b>Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; W.H. Auden; Dorothy Day (AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Progressive Christian thought dominated much of 20th-century public life — and we need it more than ever today<p>Jay Parini<p>April 1, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>In a poem called “Men Made Out of Words,” Wallace Stevens says it all: “Life …

Yes, we’ve lost our faith in God, but we’ve lost our faith in reason too | Kenan Malik

Our failure to create social movements that fill the space vacated by the church has left people feeling helpless<p>Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. So runs the inscription above the gates of hell in Dante’s Inferno. Through those gates walks Dante with his guide Virgil:<p>Now sighs, loud wailing, …

Faith