Human beings have been blaming strange behavior on the full moon for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could turn humans into werewolves. In the 1700s, it was
Put the café con leche aside and consider the coffee cup for another purpose: ready-in-minutes mug cakes. Flavors like avocado brownie, mango coconut, tres leches, and chocolate quinoa banana can be achieved
A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher. As Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabo’s longtime agent—just
At first sight, it seems hard to imagine a more unlikely pairing than George Orwell and Thomas Merton. Orwell had a profound dislike of Roman Catholic writers (though he accorded a grudging respect to
BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices. What are the greatest British
If your SO’s apartment is completely decked out with book paraphernalia, or your new bestie has a travel bucket list of indie bookstores, then you might have to get a little creative when it comes to gifting.
Photograph: Laurent Mekul This ungual claw from a theropod yielded structures which appear to be red blood cells. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/9/1433861139967/248811f3-ad85-48ca-9c91-bc31fa6c618a-460x276.jpeg
The 2015 Champions League final provided the curtain call for one of football's last great mavericks, Andrea Pirlo. So where have all the free-spirited geniuses gone, asks Charlie Parrish “I lifted my
Rex Harrison, the actor, ate with his mouth open, treated colleagues 'like dirt' and telephoned his lovers too loudly, his former colleague reveals He was a heartthrob for a generation of film-lovers,
Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue. Girl Underwater By Claire Kells 304 pages; Dutton College sophomore and lifelong swimmer
Federer's French Open win in 2009, Andy Murray's Wimbledon win in 2013, Rod Laver's Grand Slam in 1969, or do we go back to the Suzanne Lenglen vs. Helen Wills match in 1926? There are so many great moments
In baking, humble cocoa powder is easier to work with and stronger than expensive chocolate, and can hold its own against the other ingredients. See for yourself in these easy birthday cake and treacle
It seems somehow more appropriate to celebrate Emily Dickinson's death anniversary, rather than her birthday. After all, she's remembered as much for her morbidly enigmatic poetry as her decision to shroud
Oasis and lads mags have disappeared, but Nick Hornby's mid-nineties novel continues to capture the essense of pre-fatherhood man, writes Jamie Fewery "What came first, the music or the misery? Did I to
Knock knock. Who's there? Joe King. Joe King who? Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people. The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century.