Jacqueline Kharouf

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For the Purposes of Education as Well as Recreation: Historical Notes on “The Handmaid’s Tale (Special Edition)”

“AND SO I STEP UP, into the darkness within; or else the light.” The famously ambiguous ending of Offred’s narrative in Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel</i> …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Listen to new music by 'the Russian Beethoven'

A contemporary composer from Russia is inspired by Beethoven - and his work sounds out in concert along with the original. Listen to the whole …

Why Bob Dylan Is a Literary Genius

<i>Mikal Gilmore is one of the rare journalists to talk to Bob Dylan extensively in recent years, including a 2001 interview in which Dylan opened up</i> …

'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

Classical music fans know the names Mendelssohn and Schumann. Chances are, Felix and Robert leap to mind — but Felix's sister Fanny was also a composer, and so was Robert Schumann's wife Clara. Those are just two composers featured in Anna Beer's new book, <i>Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women</i> …

Picture exclusive: Inside the Royal Ballet's controversial production of Frankenstein

Deep below stairs at the Royal Opera House,a daring new creation is rumbling into life. It is a blustery day in April, and in a vast studio behind the main auditorium a rehearsal is beginning for the Royal Ballet’s latest original production: a bold three-act adaptation of Frankenstein, Mary …

The librarian who outfoxed Al Qaeda: “In one spasm of violence, they burned just about everything they could find”

<b>Joshua Hammer</b><p>Salon speaks to the author of “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu” about jihadis and the heist of the century<p>Scott Timberg<p>April 28, 2016 10:59pm (UTC)<p>It’s an unlikely story, and at times a gripping one: A new book, “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,” tells the tale of how a gutsy …

The creeping fascism of American literature

There’s a good argument that <i>It Can’t Happen Here</i> is remembered largely for its fantastic title, a bitter little four-word story in its own right. But as a number of people have pointed out, it’s not hard to draw parallels with Trump. Lewis’ demagogue is Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a charismatic …

The bleak and charming cyberpunk art of Josan Gonzalez

Gonzalez says that he started out with a style that was more painterly, and only more recently adopted the <i>ligne claire</i> — clear line — style he’s become known for, a look that was pioneered by Belgian artist Hergé on <i>Tintin</i>. Gonzalez’s list of influences includes the usual suspects: like defining …

The Mystery of the Maltese Falcon, One of the Most Valuable Movie Props in History

A statuette from the John Huston–Humphrey Bogart classic The Maltese Falcon is one of the most recognizable, and sought-after, pieces of movie memorabilia in history. In fact, Steve Wynn paid $4.1 million for it. But was it the genuine article? Bryan Burrough tracks down a flock of Falcons, with …

Remembering Composer Steven Stucky

The classical music community has marked two sad passings of major composers this month: first the death of 93-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner Leslie Bassett on Feb. 4, and now the untimely death of another Pulitzer winner, Steven Stucky, one of the most widely admired and collegial figures in …

Music Festivals

Can Technology Save Classical Music?

By almost any metric, classical music is in trouble.<p>A 2015 study by the National Endowment for the Arts titled "When Going Gets Tough," found that attendance at arts events had steadily dropped over two decades. Sales of recorded classical music keep falling, many classical radio stations are …

This 24-year old Russian pianist may be classical music’s best hope at a revival

The holiday season is the one time in the year when classical music interrupts the regularly scheduled Adele-Bieber-Drake program. Classical music’s popularity has been on a continuous decline in the mainstream for several decades, despite various scientific studies extolling its neurological …

Flute

Meet the Composer: the podcast that's demystifying classical music

Nadia Sirota has played viola for everyone from Grizzly Bear to Arcade Fire, and her podcast sees her try to make contemporary classical accessible<p>Nadia Sirota is a Juilliard-trained viola player who has released two albums of music that are decidedly 21st century. That means she doesn’t just stick …

Arcade Fire

Yes, the CIA Director Was Part of the JFK Assassination Cover-Up

John McCone was long suspected of withholding information from the Warren Commission. Now even the CIA says he did.<p>John McCone came to the CIA as an outsider. An industrialist and an engineer by training, he replaced veteran spymaster Allen Dulles as director of central intelligence in November …

In A New Band Of Old Friends, Dan Auerbach Finds A Few Surprises

Listen to the debut album by The Arcs and you'll hear the sound of a man who has been to the top of the pop-music mountain and enjoyed its view, and is now leaping off the edge with nothing to lose. Dan Auerbach is best known as the singer-guitarist of The Black Keys and a producer for the likes of …

Bands

Through fiction, veterans present a clearer truth on U.S. wars

Here's a summer reading suggestion you probably didn't see coming: Try some of the excellent recent fiction produced about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, much of it by veterans.<p>Almost 14 years of combat haven't pacified the Middle East, but at least they have produced a substantial …

US believed FBI mole passed secrets to IRA in Thatcher murder plot, files reveal

The US government suspected that a mole inside the FBI was passing secrets to Irish republican militants who repeatedly plotted to assassinate Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s and 90s, files released to the Guardian showed on Monday.<p>A series of investigations by federal agents into alleged plots to …

Half of US-Mexico border now patrolled only by drone

The US government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.<p>It represents a significant …

Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished

By Barton Gellman<p>, Reporter<p>MOSCOW — The familiar voice on the hotel room phone did not waste words.<p>“What time does your clock say, exactly?” he asked.<p>He checked the reply against his watch and described a place to meet.<p>“I’ll see you there,” he said.<p>Edward Joseph Snowden emerged at the appointed …

Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …

Sebastian Junger: 'I got out of war when Tim Hetherington died'

Early on in Sebastian Junger's film about his late friend, colleague and regular collaborator Tim Hetherington, there is an eerie shot, prosaic yet haunting. The camera pans jerkily across the back seat of a car, as the Bee Gees's How Deep Is Your Love blasts tinnily from the radio, and a caption …

Jake Gyllenhaal: 'I'm moved by folk you might struggle to love at first'

"Are you happy in yourself?" I ask Jake Gyllenhaal.<p>"Am I what?" he replies.<p>"Are you happy?"<p>"<i>Happy</i>? I feel energised by my work and I'm very excited about the stuff I'm about to do. I'm so moved by my relationship with my director. I have to say, I am looking forward. I think that answers your …

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' – video

The source behind the Guardian’s NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

US national security,US politics,Privacy,Telecommunications industry,Telecoms,Verizon Communications,Data protection,Technology,Business,World news,US news,NSA,The NSA files<p><b>Exclusive:</b> Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama