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To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that paved the way to universal suffrage, politicians, activists and writers share the books that changed their lives<p>Reni Eddo-Lodge comes with a fresh perspective and writes with an energy that is exhilarating<p>I was peering out at the …

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15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Monet: A Brilliant Perspective

<i>Claude Monet changed the way people see the world -even when he could no longer see it himself.</i><p>As the sun rose over Giverny, France, a gardener …

Music Forms and Styles of the Baroque Period

In 1573, a group of musicians and intellectuals came together to discuss various subjects, especially the desire to revive Greek drama. This group of …

From Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, the author selects his favourites from a tradition where the most interesting characters are very often absent<p>Until recently, I did not seek out books about fathers. Perhaps because, until two-and-a-half years ago, I had a father of my own who seemed as good a …

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50 Children's Books You Should Definitely Reread as an Adult

Some stories become better and sweeter over time.<p>Some stories become better and sweeter over time.

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Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

The prolific Nigerian writer, who fled to the US after being repeatedly imprisoned for his views, wants a more diverse representation of the continent<p>“When a war is over, it takes another 10 years for a war to be really over,” the novelist and poet Chris Abani says over the phone. “And so I grew up …

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