Elizabeth Thomsen

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How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages

There is a 19-year-old black man in Illinois who has no idea of the role he is playing in this election.<p>He is sure he is going to vote for Donald J. Trump.<p>And he has been held up as proof by conservatives — including outlets like Breitbart News and The New York Post — that Mr. Trump is excelling …

Black Voters

The country of Liberia has had a rough few years, and to top off the bad news, it was the center of a devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014. Despite that, photographer Francois Beaurain wanted to show a...

The country of Liberia has had a rough few years, and to top off the bad news, it was the center of a devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014.<p>Despite …

Disease

Photo manipulations often run a fine line between tacky and tasteful, and these gorgeous ones by Berlin-based artist Erik Johansson are certainly the latter. Using multiple photographs of a staged...

Photo manipulations often run a fine line between tacky and tasteful, and these gorgeous ones by Berlin-based artist Erik Johansson are certainly the …

Art

Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’

I want to tell you about my friend Terry Pratchett, and it’s not easy. I’m going to tell you something you may not know. Some people have encountered an affable man with a beard and a hat. They believe they have met Sir Terry Pratchett. They have not.<p>Science fiction conventions often give you …

WINK BOOKS

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Top 10 fictional feasts in children's books

From Harry Potter’s first meal at Hogwarts to the picnics of the Famous Five, Christopher William Hill slavers over fictional food in literature.<p>You can win your own chocolate feast plus a complete set of Christopher’s Schwartzgarten books so far by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com by 28 …

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit?

Photograph: BFI<p>A scene from the British version of Emil and the Detectives where a whole gang of children set about catching a thief after Emil has been robbed on a …

Family Film Offers Glimpse Of 'Three Minutes In Poland' Before Holocaust

In 2009, Glenn Kurtz stumbled across some old family films in a closet in his parents' house in Florida. One of the films, shot more than 70 years earlier by his grandparents while on vacation in Europe, turned out to include footage of his grandfather's hometown in Poland.<p>"I realized it was 1938," …

At first glance, these still lifes by the mysterious photographer who simply goes by Elise appear to be some sort of digital rendering. In fact, Elise creates these whimsical, life-sized sculptures...

At first glance, these still lifes by the mysterious photographer who simply goes by Elise appear to be some sort of digital rendering.<p>In fact, Elise …

Art

Accidentally on Purpose – The beauty of jazz-like improvisational quilting

There are a handful of other books about African-American quilts, particularly quilts from Gee’s Bend; each have beautiful quilts to show, but this …

Kate DiCamillo: 2014 National Book Festival(Podcast) (Library of Congress)

<b>Title:</b> Kate DiCamillo: 2014 National Book Festival<p><b>Speaker:</b> Kate DiCamillo <b><br>Series:</b> 2014 National Book Festival <b><br>Date:</b> August 8, 2014 <b><br>Running Time:</b> 10:01 …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

Summer reading list: kids' books and YA

<i>Being a compendium of some of my most popular kids' book reviews from the past year, from Glorkian Warrior to Alan Mendelsohn</i><p><b>The Return of Zita the</b> …

There have been tons of photo series documenting WWII veterans over the years, but few have the scope of Sasha Maslov’s latest effort. Rather than only capturing veterans, Sasha traveled to 18...

There have been tons of photo series documenting WWII veterans over the years, but few have the scope of Sasha Maslov’s latest effort.<p>Rather than …

Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame

An officer fights his way through a repeated series of combat scenarios in an attempt to defeat an alien race. Two young cancer patients are …

Hunting for the Little Prince

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with a most extraordinary little boy. A boy who laughs, has golden hair, and refuses to answer …

It can be incredibly difficult to convert your artistic passion into a viable business, but Phillip LeBlanc has it figured out. Phillip is the founder of Archer & Co., a travelling tintype photobooth...

It can be incredibly difficult to convert your artistic passion into a viable business, but Phillip LeBlanc has it figured out.<p>Phillip is the founder …

Book News: New York Public Library Scraps Controversial Renovation

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The New York Public Library has abandoned a controversial plan to renovate its 42nd Street flagship building. The Central Library Plan, as it was called, would have turned the research institution into a circulating …

#tbt #GrantWood's models—his dentist Dr. B.H. McKeeby and his sister Nan Wood—pose next to their iconic #museumdoppelgangers, 1942. #AmericanGothic

Antique photographs show the history of race in black and white

Early photography is more than a window on history. It is an uncanny and disturbing encounter with real people, the light reflected off their faces falling on chemically sensitised surfaces long ago.<p>The camera has been around now for nearly two centuries. Yet photographs from the 19th century have …

7 Amazing Coming-Of-Age Novels

People are coming of age both sooner and later nowadays: nine-year-olds taking selfies, twenty- three-year olds lingering in their parents' houses while they look for jobs. At any stray moment in that weird, fluid span of time, you can just grow up. It can happen in a year or a glance across the …

The “Netflix For Books” Business Model, And How It’ll Change The Way You Read

Mark Coker of Smashwords, which recently inked a major content deal with Scribd, weighs in on how the all-you-can-read model changes the way we read, how authors make creative choices, and how everyone gets paid.<p>Is a “Netflix for e-books” nearing viability? Yesterday, Smashwords, the largest …

Don't Call It Fanfic: Writers Rework Their Favorite Stories

When writers finish a book, they may think they've had the last word. But sometimes another writer will decide there's more to the story. The madwoman Bertha from <i>Jane Eyre</i> and the father in <i>Little Women</i> are just two examples of secondary characters who have been given a fuller life in a new work of …

Tate Publishing on Twitter: "Happy Birthday #DickBruna, @Miffy_UK creator! RT to win signed copy #TheApple and goodies http://t.co/iOS8rvQybZ http://t.co/i9Q1GhXR06"

Replying to @<b>Tate_Publishing</b><p>RT @<b>Tate_Publishing</b>: Happy Birthday #<b>DickBruna</b>, @<b>Miffy_UK</b> creator RT win signed #<b>TheApple</b> more http://bit.ly/1da3vfw …

My hero: Iris Murdoch by Charlotte Mendelson

Like many child swots, I yearned to be a novelist. Long before I had read Iris Murdoch, I knew that a famous writer lived in one of the houses I cycled past after school; it seemed almost a failure on her part that she hadn't spotted me – "that girl! In scruffy navy corduroy! Her obvious …

Quimps, Plewds, And Grawlixes: The Secret Language Of Comic Strips

You’ve probably never heard of a blurgit or a swalloop or a grawlix or an agitron, but you see them every day in your newspaper’s comics section. Here’s a primer on the secret language of comic symbols.<p>When you think about it, the real world doesn’t have much to do with your favorite newspaper’s …

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