Mekhala Pande

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George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

“In the end, though, all Byron found was the same mystery his contemporaries found. Whether in 1794 or 2013, we’re still bound by uncertainty. ‘Here we are,’ wrote Byron, ‘and there we go—but where?’” Would knowledge one day allow us to indefinitely defer aging? The romantic poets and perfectibility in part five of Adam Leith Gollner’s Immortality Chronicles: http://tpr.ly/1aEZ2Op.

Clubland UK: the state of the nation

Over the last year or so, I've found myself at a lot of nightclubs for Vice and Noisey's Big Night Out series. I've trodden the same sticky floors as creatine-riddled uni lads, hemp-clad crusties, suburban emo kids, south-of-Sloane-Square debutantes and Arg from Towie. I've seen fisticuffs, …

Nuclear weapons: an accident waiting to happen

In October of 1983, Mick Jones had just left the Clash, Roger Moore was still playing James Bond, Ronald Reagan was in his third year as president of the US, Margaret Thatcher had recently gained a second term as prime minister – and the cold war had entered its most dangerous phase since the Cuban …

The peculiar charm of Benedict Cumberbatch

On 25 July 2010, two unrelated events took place in the space of 60 minutes that would change Benedict Cumberbatch's life for ever. At 9pm that evening, the BBC broadcast episode one of Sherlock. At 10pm, the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel published the first instalment of the Afghan …

Why Pianists Care About the Steinway Sale

Ever since the announcement last month that Steinway Musical Instruments agreed to sell itself to the hedge-fund firm Paulson & Co. for five hundred and twelve million dollars, panicked piano lovers have taken to the forums at Piano World, a large online community, to express their dismay. “The …

“Having seen the trailer, not to mention the posters, my companions and I had reason to expect a certain degree of bombast. As such, we came armed with skepticism and whiskey, hoping to hear some interesting interviews, see some neat archival footage, and learn a little something into the bargain. What we learned is that you cannot go into this movie without a highly organized game plan.” How not to play a drinking game while watching “Salinger”: http://tpr.ly/14IS1rl.