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Knee problem rules BFG out of USA tour

Arsenal have confirmed the squad heading Stateside for two friendly games and it’s missing Per Mertesacker.<p>The BFG, who is set to be named club …

Of course French immersion is not perfect

<i>Graham Fraser is Canada's commissioner of official languages</i><p>For years, I have been listening to the arguments of ill-informed critics of French immersion. The time has come to set the record straight.<p>Some critics use the percentage of Canadians who are bilingual to argue that French immersion has …

An All Female Motorcycling Camp Adventure, Or How I Learned to Trust My Honda Shadow and Go Full Throttle

Honda Shadow RS, 750. Four years ago, those words would have meant nothing to me, but now, they spell freedom, self-reliance and independence.<p>I’ve always had a rebellious streak; the fastest way to get me to do something is to tell me not to do it.<p>When I first got my motorcycle, the reaction I got …

Motorcycle Camping Tent

Motorcycle camping gear, KLR 650 (Video 1)

Motorcycle camping first timer gear guide

Orbis Pictus Award (nonfiction for children)

The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award® was established in 1989 to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. Orbis Pictus …

Arsenal 0, Hull 0: Unstoppable Force meets Immovable Object

Arsenal's fifth-round tie with Hull City ends with plans to meet again at KC Stadium.<p>Arsenal's offense was potent today <i>except for that last part</i>: 69 percent possession, 24 shots (11 on goal), and at one point late in the game, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, and Alex …

Mesut Ozil, Stormzy, Arsenal fans and a few very embarrassing music videos

You’ve got to hand it to Arsenal fans, when they’re challenging for the Premier League title they certainly are a chirpy bunch.<p>A last-gasp Danny …

Do children still need to read the classics of English literature?

<b>Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for a return to the classics of English literature in schools, but are they still relevant and appropriate for today's children?</b><p>A quick scan of any list of the most read children's books will reveal that today's youngsters are growing up in a very …

Man Booker International judge speaks out against lack of world literature in English

Marina Warner is to attack Britain’s ‘oddly provincial’ outlook on writing in other languages, and call for more translations<p>The British can be “oddly provincial in outlook” when it comes to literature, the writer and academic Marina Warner is due to say, as she calls for more translations to be …

Books

Improving recall in GCSE English language and literature: some practical suggestions

Image: @jasonramasamiIn 2014, my students performed much better on the poetry paper of the AQA English Literature exam than on the modern texts …

I hate college essays, and now professors use my jeremiad in class.

As a writer for the Internet, I get my share of memorable correspondence. I have been the recipient of the Nietzschean misappropriations of an avowed …

The Common Core Has Not Killed Literature

Contrary to what some skeptics argue, the new standards don't suck an appreciation for traditional wisdom out of English class.<p>By now almost every teacher in the country has experienced the Common Core State Standards. We’re teaching and assessing them; we’re advocating for them or pushing against …

Is American Literature Too Dark for TV?

The executive producer of Masterpiece says Jane Austen works a lot better on screen than Hemingway does.<p>For 44 years, PBS’s <i>Masterpiece</i> franchise has brought high-end Britain TV programs to American audiences. While the ultra-successful <i>Downton Abbey</i> comes from an original screenplay, many of</i> …

Literature

Winnipeg lawyer David Bradley disbarred

David Michael Bradley, described as lacking integrity and unworthy of being a lawyer, has been disbarred following a hearing at the Law Society of …