carol alvarez

361 Added | 5 Magazines | 157 Likes | 10 Following | 11 Followers | @froditamankell | Periodista/journalist

Aussie town’s sinister secrets

Australia

What's in a name? A brief history of Tasmania's changing place names

Lutruwita has had many name changes — from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania and back again to lutruwita.<p>It is not unusual for towns and landmarks to …

Australia

Cinco historias para contar un ‘noir’ rural francés

<i>Solo las bestias</i> es la ópera prima de Colin Niel y aborda de una forma original la historia de la <b>desaparición de una millonaria instalada en un …

Un policía de los Pirineos con una némesis diabólica

<b>Bernard Minier</b> se ha hecho un hueco en el imaginario del género negro con una propuesta que lleva dos protagonistas en la trama: el <b>inspector Servaz y</b> …

Books

Un comisario de los Pirineos que ve entre brumas

La última novela de la <b>francesa Fred Vargas</b> lleva el género negro a ese sitio que sólo alcanza su genio: la <b>intriga regada de sarcasmo, horror y esa</b> …

Un detective sueco en la lista de un asesino en serie

Para ser ésta su ópera prima, <b>Stefan Anhem</b> ha abierto una brecha interesante en el género negro con su <i>Mañana te toca a ti</i>. El ritmo trepidante y los …

Louise Penny en la Barcelona Negra

La canadiense Louise Penny es una de las estrellas invitadas a la Barcelona Negra, el festival <i>noir</i> que este año también trajo a la ciudad a <b>James</b> …

Scenes from Gerald Murnane’s Golf Club

The Australian writer Gerald Murnane is a man of profound contradictions. A recluse who craves attention. A Luddite who uses his smartphone to google himself. An author who retired long ago, then went on to produce his richest work. He was recently treated for prostate cancer, and yet he’s still …

Un cordero para unirlos a todos

SI LA televisión aún tiene un poder de atracción, qué mejor que un anuncio para promover un mensaje de digestión compleja. Eso es más o menos lo que …

Los nacionalismos en el marco Europa-Australia llegan a debate en un congreso internacional en la UB

Expertos de distintos países abordarán los vínculos entre Europa y Australia respecto a las migraciones, los refugiados y las demandas de asilo<p>La …

'I look forward to celebrating it': Joyce remains firm on Australia Day date

The federal Greens will continue to argue for Australia Day to be permanently rescheduled out of respect for Indigenous Australians in 2018, leader …

Australia

There’s more to fear than the cold in the trailer for AMC’s new horror show, The Terror

‘This place wants us dead’<p>AMC has released a new, full trailer for its upcoming horror show, <i>The Terror,</i> showing off a period drama in which the crews of a pair of stranded ships face death in the Arctic.<p>The trailer presents a terrifying story: two British ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, get …

Franklin Expedition

La Finlandia de un policía de provincias

Con <i>Ángeles en la nieve</i>, el novelista James Thompson arrancó una <b>interesante tetralogía en torno a un policía rural de la Finlandia contemporánea</b> …

Un policía danés para un departamento especial

En el cuadro de honor de policías célebres merece un sitio <b>Carl Morck</b>, un personaje del <b>danés Jussi Adler-Olsen</b> que ya cuenta con siete entregas de sus …

Vida de refugiado en la Australia de los 50

La oleada de refugiados que llegó a Australia <b>huyendo de la Europa en guerra</b> marcó profundamente la historia del país, forjado ya a partir de la …

Tributes flow into SPCA after the death of Jacinda Ardern's cat Paddles

Donations are flowing into the SPCA after the tragic death of Jacinda Ardern's adopted cat, Paddles.<p>News broke on Wednesday morning that the 'First …

Crímenes en una Australia bajo la sequía

La autora australiana <b>Jane Harper</b> se ha hecho con un lugar en el panorama ‘noir’ gracias a su primera novela, <i>Años de sequía</i> (<i>The Dry)</i>. No ha sido sólo …

Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber

In the fall of 1958 Theodore Kaczynski, a brilliant but vulnerable boy of sixteen, entered Harvard College. There he encountered a prevailing intellectual atmosphere of anti-technological despair. There, also, he was deceived into subjecting himself to a series of purposely brutalizing …

High School

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Literature

The Wheat Disease Threatening Asia's Food Supply

Farmers are struggling to control a deadly fungus that jumped two oceans and now has U.S. scientists on guard.<p>Alone in a field of deep green, the bleached yellow head of a single winter wheat plant jarred the experienced eye of an agronomist walking through a test plot in Princeton, Kentucky in May …

Agriculture

‘I know more about errors than anyone in Western civilization’

<b>MARGARET C. HOLT JUMPS UP</b> from her chair in her sunny office at the Tribune Tower, a building the Chicago Architecture Foundation calls a “cathedral …

Journalism

Who was she? A DNA test only opened new mysteries.

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>Five years ago, Alice Collins Plebuch made a decision that would alter her future — or really, her past.<p>She sent away for a …

Genealogy

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Social Media
India

Loss, trials, and compassion: the music of Australia's Jewish refugees

After the Nazi invasion of Austria in 1938, Jewish refugee applications to Australia soared to over 10,000. Australia’s immigration policy at the …

Why do girls as young as six believe boys are smarter?

Walk into a toyshop today — I dare you. You’ll find yourself plunged into an archaic, alternate universe, where gender segregation is enforced with …

Computer Science

Noir del norte

La canadiense Louise Penny es una de las estrellas invitadas a la Barcelona Negra, el festival <i>noir</i> que este año también trajo a la ciudad a <b>James</b> …

Psychology

Is the world really better than ever?

The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good – and only our pessimism is holding us back. By Oliver Burkeman<p>By the end of last year, anyone who had been paying even passing attention to the news headlines was …

Self-Criticism