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Making it snappy – Tom Basden takes on Dostoevsky

How do you make the writer of Crime and Punishment funny? The comedian’s adaptation of short story The Crocodile for this year’s Manchester international festival does just that – and, he says, it’s not as hard as you might think<p>• The Guardian is the festival’s media partner<p>When you think of Fyodor …

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26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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16 Books To Read And Love Forever

<i>Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no particular order, let’s start with...</i><p><b>The Lovely Bones</b><p><i>By Alice Sebold 400 pages; Little, Brown and Company</i><p><b>Because Susie made us trust -- and cry for -- a</b> …

24 awesome bookshelves for your room!

Even those who prefer to read books with electronic devices, sometimes “give up” and buy a real paper books. Also there is one joke that tells: You …

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If Only Your Commute Looked Like THIS

"Dancers are storytellers. They're trained to capture passion with their bodies," New York City-based photographer Jordan Matter writes in the …

Why Putin Needs to Read 'War and Peace'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a secret fascination with Leo Tolstoy.<p>As a young KGB agent, he purportedly made a pilgrimage to the Leo Tolstoy Museum and Estate at Yasnaya Polyana. In 2012, he named the writer's great great grandson Vladimir Tolstoy his cultural advisor. He made <i>War and Peace</i> …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

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22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

Why great novels don't get noticed now

'Dear Thief’ was one of the best novels published last year. So why haven’t you heard of it? Gaby Wood meets its author, Samantha Harvey<p>Last year, when literary fiction seemed to fall either into the category of formal experiment (Ali Smith’s How to Be Both; Will Self’s Shark) or into an …

100 of the best things to do in London

In terms of cultural attractions, world-class restaurants and unusual diversions, London is a city without compare. It is no exaggeration to say you could pursue a different recreational activity in the city every night of the year, but that degree of choice can be overwhelming. To help you on your …

Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer review – what literature reveals about a nation’s identity

Ann Morgan reads her way across the globe in this entertaining blog-turned-book<p>This book records the author’s adventures over the course of a year in which she read a book from every country in the world. It is a personal survey of contemporary literature and how it relates, or doesn’t, to national …

“Gangs of Wasseypur”: India’s explosive crime epic may be the next “Oldboy”

A blood-soaked, operatic blend of Tarantino and Bollywood, this crime saga takes Indian cinema to a new level<p>Explosive, violent and profane from its very first seconds, the crime epic “Gangs of Wasseypur” simultaneously feels like a celebration of Indian cinema and an attempt to blow it up and …

The 50 Mini Modern Classics of Literature

From F Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant Babylon Revisited to a modern Saul Bellow classic, these are Penguins Mini Modern Classics<p>In 2011 Penguin launched 50 Modern Mini Classics. Here is our guide to the books.<p><b>HELL SCREEN (1918) by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa</b><p>Japanese author Akutagawa's book was first …

Top 10 Novels to Read This Winter

<b>1. US by David Nicholls</b><p>"Funny, sad, tender...I loved this book." Jojo Moyes<p>Long listed for the Man Booker Award and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November, Nicholls explores one family's unraveling during a trip through Europe. David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his …

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world.<p>Bohbot, a French photographer currently living in New York, released the photographs of libraries in several cities including Paris and Rome as a part of his 2012 project …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

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How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar,Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Hinduism,Religion,World news,Steve Jobs,Technology,Christopher Nolan<p>From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

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Why Physics Needs God But God Doesn't Need Physics

Recently I created a brief storm on Twitter by throwing out questions that physicists can't answer. Twitter allows you to contact famous physicists directly, and it's predictable that a handful will become irritated and even riled up if you dare to challenge them. "What happens in physics stays in …

Majestic Ladakh : Kargil War Memorial, Drass - Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

Table of contents for My Ladakh Diary<p>Majestic Ladakh : The Journey Begins!<br>• Majestic Ladakh : ZojiLa- The Most Treacherous Mountain Pass In The …

Tolstoy's Disciple and 'Evil Genius'

Four years ago, I explained in my blog how enduring misconceptions about Sophia Tolstoy's character and marriage prompted me to write her biography. Back then I could not tell the whole story about the Tolstoys' family drama. At the heart of it was the writer's intimate and troubled relationship …

10 Great Books for a Writer's Wish List

<i>Photo by Claire Burge. Used with permission.</i><p>Whether you're a teacher, an author, a budding writer, or someone who writes in secret for personal reasons, you've got writing wishes.<p>Here are 10 great books for your wish list, to stir your writing dreams or help make them a reality. (Bonus: includes …

London: King’s Cross, where to eat, drink and stay near the Eurostar station

Photograph: https://www.facebook.com/king.c.first/photos<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/12/1415797236366/3e712022-5c13-43a4-b917-ca6b04fe7d23-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

The True Stories Behind Classic Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. Children subconsciously recall their messages as they grow older, and are forced to cope with real injustices and contradictions in their lives. Some fairy tales are based on legends that incorporated a spiritual belief of the …

Sofia’s revenge: short stories by Leo Tolstoy’s wife and son are published with The Kreutzer Sonata

“I know in my heart that this story is directed against me,” wrote Leo Tolstoy’s wife, Sofia, of his controversial novella The Kreutzer Sonata. “It has done me a great wrong, humiliated me in the eyes of the world and destroyed the last vestiges of love between us.” Now two stories by Sofia Tolstoy …