Cristiano Ferreira

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"When did the clown, supposedly a jolly figure of innocuous, kid-friendly entertainment, become so weighed down by fear and sadness? When did clowns become so dark? Maybe they always have been." http://www.themillions.com/2013/08/send-in-the-clowns.html

“I could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother to her.” Happy Birthday, Raymond Chandler http://tpr.ly/1bJP5C2

The top 10 French Revolution novels

We know how the French Revolution begins, in proclamations and riots and the storming of the Bastille, how it develops into murderous terror, and …

Nick Hornby's favourite music – a classic interview from the vaults

In the month that the film of his novel About a Boy hits our screens, we lunched with the Sage of Highbury at an Italian establishment beloved of …

To Kill a Mockingbird: too simple a moral tale?

After last month's encounter with DH Lawrence, it's a relief to come to a book that is as easy to like as it is to admire. Easy, in fact, to love. I …

No, I Won't Use an e-Reader

Let me begin by saying I <i>love</i> books, whether electronic or paper. I'll read on my Kindle or a "regular" book. Frankly, I'll read on whatever's available. I just love reading and being transported to another world beyond my own. It's pleasurable to share the domain the writer has created. It's a …

5 Ways Thomas Jefferson Changed Our Homes, Inside And Out (PHOTOS)

You'd be surprised at how many of his inventions withstood the test of time.<p>July 4th marks two Thomas Jefferson-centric anniversaries: The ratification of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and Jefferson's death in 1826. In between those events, Jefferson became the Governor of Virginia, an …

My hero

I've been rereading Camus, chiefly the stories collected in <i>Exile and the Kingdom</i> and the long essay "The Rebel". They belong together. Anyone looking …

We asked: What is your favourite book to teach?

Every year I looked forward to teaching <i>Of Mice and Men</i> to my Grade 10 non-academic classes comprised mainly of boys whose interest most days turned naturally to demonstrating their understanding of motorcycles, wrestling holds and new modes of defying adult authority. The book's short chapters and …

Women and sex: the myth-buster

I was on the Victoria line with my boyfriend, telling him about a new book by the American author Daniel Bergner, called What Do Women Want? Its …

'Women's desire is an underestimated and constrained force'

Men are animals. On matters of eros, we accept this as a kind of psychological axiom. Men are tamed by society, yet the subduing isn't so complete as …

Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book

Reading for pleasure is declining among primary-age pupils, and increasing numbers of "time poor" parents are dropping the ritual of sharing bedtime …

“God is not great”: Christopher Hitchens is not a liar

<b>Christopher Hitchens (AP/Chad Rachman)</b><p>A new book says the famed atheist thinker’s writing on religion is intellectually sloppy. It gets Hitch wrong<p>Carlo Dellora<p>July 6, 2013 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Of all the criticisms that could be leveled at Christopher Hitchens – and there are many – a boring style is not …

Penguin and Random House complete merger

Penguin and Random House have completed a £2.4bn merger to create the biggest book publisher in the world.<p>John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson, said: “This combination creates a clear world leader with a strong platform for continued creative and commercial success in a rapidly-changing consumer …

From Good to Great: What Editors Do for Authors

In all the talk about self-publishing, one thing you don't often hear discussed is the role of editors. I'm not talking about the editor an author might hire to vet their work prior to publishing it themselves; I'm talking about editors at major publishing houses. Talented, hardworking editors who …

The Future of English Literature and Humanities

I am a proud, grateful and militant holder of a degree in English literature. It has enhanced and enriched my life in ways that have given me insight into the human condition. It has introduced me to the great communicators and storytellers of ages past, offering wisdom, knowledge, joy, insight, …

Faking it can make you smarter and more creative

It's the holiday season, although I can't permit myself to have a holiday from my brain. Instead of doing what my heart desires and lounging around …

Doesn't religion cause most of the conflict in the world? | The panel

Rachel Woodlock (Islam)<p>Religion is powerfully motivating and belligerent humans fight over it. Heck, religion has caused conflict even in my diverse …

How Jean-Paul Sartre's Existential Angst Got the Better of Him

Thirty-three years after his death, it is hard for American readers to appreciate the kind of authority that Jean-Paul Sartre once enjoyed in France. …

Graphic version of the entire Bible planned

From the creation of the world and the great flood to the Book of Revelation, a 12-volume, 2,000-page comic-book version of the entire Bible is in …

Reading with dads scheme shows council's impact on education

Lambeth council is piloting the Fathers reading every day (Fred) initiative, which was introduced to this country by think tank the Fatherhood …

Why Genre Rules E-Books, And What The Big Publishers Are Doing About It

One of the biggest success stories in U.S. publishing in recent years has been the continued growth of digital book publishing. Last year, total revenue for e-book sales in the United States reached $3.04 billion, a 44.2% increase on 2011′s numbers and a figure all the more impressive when you …

How To Read More — A Lot More

When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read. In fact, that’s probably the most common email I get. They want to know my trick for reading so fast. They see all the books I recommend every month in my reading newsletter and assume I must have some secret. So they ask me to …

Reading In The Closet: Authors On The Books That Helped Them Come Out

Reading may be a solitary experience, but for some of us, it let us know that we were not alone. While everyone’s story is different, many of us are united by our love of books and our belief that they have the power to bring us together and to show us that when we’re different, as Nicola Griffith …

The First 10 Works of Fiction You Should Read If You’ve Never Read a Book Before

Recently, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver told reporters that — while he has written more than 20 cookbooks — he had never read a whole book until …

I hate books

<b>(Africa Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>They’re heavy and they make moving impossible. But an iPad just doesn’t hold the same memories<p>Anna North<p>June 28, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this month, I moved for the seventh time in eight years. My mom says I've filled up a page in her address book; a family friend …

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – review

There was never a story so historically accurate and yet so immersed in its character's own lives as Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.<p>Set in the …

Playing “Hopscotch” with Julio Cortázar

<b>Julio Cortazar (Wikimedia)</b><p>Fifty years after it first published, Cortazar’s novel is as innovative as the game from which it draws its names<p>Ted Gioia<p>June 29, 2013 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p>I ONCE MET A MAN who claimed he always read the last paragraph …

Boys Don’t Cry: In Praise of Sentiment

"A sentimentalist,” Oscar Wilde wrote, “is simply one who wants to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.” We know what he’s talking …