Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.
In the mid-1990s, when I was a student of creative writing, there prevailed a quiet but firm admonition to avoid composing political poems. It was too dangerous an undertaking, one likely to result in
By now moviegoers know the deal — you’ve got about 15 minutes after your listed showtime to get to the theater, grab some overpriced popcorn and find your seat before the movie actually starts. There commercials,
[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Representative Claudia Tenney, a first-term Republican who aligned her re-election campaign to President Trump, has lost her
It came down to a series of rapid tie-break games, but defending world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has emerged victorious once again. Carlsen, a 27-year-old Norwegian, has held the title since 2013.
There's some good news for people with insomnia - your lack of sleep is probably not going to kill you. A new report published by the journal Science Direct says there is no link between insomnia and death.
California Republicans suffered another blow on Thursday night as Representative Mimi Walters, who has represented Orange County for two terms, was defeated in her bid for re-election by Katie Porter,
It’s official: 2018 is toxic. Well, lexicographically speaking, at least. Oxford Dictionaries has chosen “toxic” as its international word of the year, selecting it from a shortlist that included such
Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai made three of the 100 greatest foreign-language films in BBC Culture’s poll. His unique style and universal human themes mark him apart from his peers, writes Vivienne The
I walked into the empty restaurant in Managua carrying a backpack stuffed with cash, thick stacks of Nicaraguan córdobas bound by rubber bands. The waiter, as expected, asked me to hand over the entire
When October Books, a small radical bookshop in Southampton, England, was moving to a new location down the street, it faced a problem. How could it move its entire stock to the new spot, without spending
BBC Culture polled 209 critics in 43 countries to find the best in world cinema – here’s the top 100. Three years ago, BBC Culture ran its first major critics’ poll, to find the 100 greatest American Two
Groutier. Zonular. Come again? Those were two of the highly obscure words that helped Nigel Richards clinch the finals of the World Scrabble Championships in London on Sunday. Even for a decorated Scrabble
EnvironmentPlanet or Plastic? A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here’s what you need to know. In partnership with the National Geographic Society. Microplastics were
The new novel by the great Japanese author Haruki Murakami, “Killing Commendatore” features (for a start) a mysterious bell that rings by itself; an abstract idea that steals the body of a two-foot-tall
Growing up in a home packed with books has a large effect on literacy in later life – but a home library needs to contain at least 80 books to be effective, according to new research. Led by Dr Joanna
The warning signals of climate change that have hit people around the world in the last few months must be heeded by national governments at key meetings later this year, political leaders and policy are
What is the significance of the number 36 in Haruki Murakami's latest novel? It's the age of the main character, an artist holed up in the mountains, but it isn't simply the age he happens to be. When
One of the greatest mysteries in art history appears to have been solved. The identity of the model who posed for the most scandalous painting of the 19th century, Gustave Courbet’s L’Origine du monde
Most cafe owners know it takes more than just great coffee to create a successful business. From an Instagram-worthy Wes Anderson-esque cafe in the Philippines to a coffee shop shaped like a Rolleiflex