Christine Long

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The Unsaid: The Silence of Virginia Woolf

<i>This essay is from an introduction to a new Italian translation, by Anna Nadotti, of “To the Lighthouse,” which will be published later this month by Einaudi.</i><p>Here is where the artist Adeline Virginia Stephen was born. She lived in this house, at 22 Hyde Park Gate, in west London, for the first …

Literature

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

United Kingdom

What Prince Charles Has In Common with Hillary Clinton

In the original, British “House of Cards,” there’s a plot line that never made it into the American version, for good reason: President Frank Underwood could not, as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart does, design a scheme to force the new king to abdicate. The unnamed monarch—we know he’s meant to be …

Prince Charles

Brownie Recipe: Alex Guarnaschelli Shares Her Tips and Tricks - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of</i> Old-School Comfort Food <i>and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter</i> …

Dessert

Belfast Confetti

In America, Gerry Adams was hailed as the sane face of nationalism—an Irish Nelson Mandela. But to the many people in Northern Ireland living in fear of the Catholic and Protestant paramilitary factions that claim to represent them, Adams is just another man who won’t let an old war die.<p>The …

Ireland

Mediterranean Roast Chicken Pasta | Jamie Oliver

Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare sauce, place ancho chiles in a medium saucepan. Add 3 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce …

Education “reformers'” new big lie: Charter schools become even more disastrous

The more so-called reformers push vouchers and school choice, the worse it works out — for everyone<p>What fun we had recently with North Carolina's recently elected U.S. senator, Republican Thom Tillis, who insisted we didn't need government regulations to compel restaurant employees to wash their …

Darina Allen's Ballymaloe brown yeast bread recipe

This bread has been made by hand every day at Ballymaloe House for more than 60 years – originally for the family, and then for the guests<p>I can’t really stress enough what a favour you’ll be doing your family by baking this bread. The main ingredients – wholemeal flour, treacle and yeast – are all …

Bread

Arthur & George: Facts you might not know about Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Based on Julian Barnes’ novel of the same name, ITV’s Arthur & George sees Martin Clunes take on the role of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan …

Copenhagen, Speech, and Violence

Several weeks ago, <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff conducted the following interview with Flemming Rose, the foreign editor of <i>Jyllands-Posten</i>, the Danish daily newspaper known for having published twelve cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Rose, who was then the culture editor, made the …

Religion

9 Great Novels Summarized as Haikus

It’s a sad fact of life that even the most dedicated bookworm runs out of time to read. When you’re busy, you have to steal five minutes here and two …

Literature

What to Read Next if You Loved Gone Girl

With a taut, twisty plot that has the uninitiated screaming “no spoilers!” and a stellar film adaptation that hit the big screen last fall, <i>Gone Girl</i> …

Books

Paris Sirens

<i>The author contributes regular dispatches from Paris to Page-Turner. Here is what he sent about the events in Paris on Wednesday:</i><p>Wednesday started off like every other winter day in Paris. I slept too late because the mornings are so dark. From my kitchen window, I could see the little red lights …

François Hollande

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Craig Ferguson: A Late Night Revolutionary

21 Of The Wisest Things Jane Austen Ever Said

Jane Austen was way ahead of her time. Happy birthday to one of the greatest English novelists in history!<p>1. "I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way."<p>–<i>Sense and Sensibility</i><p>2. "We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would …

Literature

An Answer to the Novel’s Detractors

Less than a hundred years ago, D.H. Lawrence called the novel “the highest form of human expression so far attained.” Jane Austen said that it had nothing to recommend it but “genius, wit and taste.” Today, even novelists themselves—maybe especially novelists themselves—are unlikely to make such …

King Lear, Starring Ian McKellen | Full Episode | Great Performances | PBS

<b>Short Synopsis</b><p>The monumental tragedy of an old king who decides to divide his kingdom among his daughters, but imposes a love test on each to merit …

Lear

Vanilla Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.<p>Place the butter in a large saute pan and place in the oven to melt.<p>Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the eggs, …

Breakfast

Stephen Fry on Ulysses - James Joyce

James Joyce

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No, Torture Doesn't Work. But That's Not The Point.

Following up on this morning’s post: Taking stock of the <i>Post</i>’s story on the Senate’s new torture report, Ryan Cooper stressed that its findings were …