What one moment seems to me like nothing, the next moment, through Rivka Galchen’s eyes, becomes the world. I think one could ask nothing more from a her collection of stories. Photo courtesy of Rivka
Writers like Fitzgerald, Nabokov and Wharton have all perfectly captured the beauty and corruption of the French Riviera. Jane Ciabattari explores its appeal. The French Riviera, that dazzling Mediterranean
Several new books and films explore the complex relationships between women. Lucy Scholes explains why an issue once sidelined has come into the mainstream. Emmeline and Cecilia, the protagonists of Elizabeth
In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision that men need Viagra but women don’t need birth control, one reproductive rights activist released a DIY guide to the basics of abortion, birth control, contraception,
If you’re looking for something to pair nicely with the dopamine that’s been caking your neuron receptors since you ate that space cake yesterday afternoon, you should listen to Prism House’s latest single,
Researchers from Princeton and Northwestern crunch 20 years of data and conclude that the USA is an oligarchy. An Occupy Wall Street protester doing her bit to fight the oligarchy. Photo by Harry Cheadle
_Monday, April 7th, will mark the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda—a systematic, nationwide attempt to exterminate the country’s Tutsi minority in the course of about a hundred days.
Who would the author of Ulysses hide behind in a fight? For St Patrick’s Day, BBC Culture unearths six weird and wonderful facts about Irish writers. James Joyce used Ernest Hemingway as a bodyguard The
Sweden and Denmark have a long tradition of risqué filmmaking. But what effect did these movies have on the rest of the world? Nicholas Barber looks back. There aren’t many films like Lars von Trier’s
The horrors and deprivations of life behind bars have inspired some great works of literature – from Cervantes to Solzhenitsyn. Jane Ciabattari takes a look. Legend has it that Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece
When Zach and Josh Harvey opened a guitar store in Tel Aviv, in 2006, they only sold instruments made by musicians who viewed the pieces as works of art. To the brothers, who were twenty-six and thirty-two
I was 18 months into my marriage when I met you. I had made the mistake of marrying someone out of loyalty as a friend, and fear of solitude, and had no idea at the time how that carried a risk of deep
Our pick of the week from around the web, including the man who cracked Cicada 3301, Hans Rosling on the African century and the looming second age of machines. Baxter and the second machine age Andrew
Quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth in mice seems to protect against autism, according to a new study. Autism is as mysterious a disease as it is tragic. While there is clearly a genetic component
We assume that enthusiastic words motivate children to try harder. But when you look at the evidence, it’s not that clear-cut. It all depends on the wording. Your child presents you with their latest creation.
If you're a fan of parenting books or just raucous debates about parenting styles, then you probably know about Amy Chua. The Yale Law School professor kicked off a ferocious debate with her 2011 memoir,
At the turn of the 20th century, Enriqueta Martí, a woman from the witchcraft-steeped countryside of Cataluña, came to Barcelona. There, she became her country's answer to Jack the Ripper, luring children
Judges for one of the UK's most prestigious literary prizes on Tuesday heralded a major new talent when they named mental health nurse Nathan Filer winner of the 2013 Costa book award for a moving account
Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in
Changing Planet National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in the Malagasy highlands that has emerged in the face of severe deforestation.
Some parents are blessed with a soul that lights up every time their little precious brings them a carefully crafted portrait or home-made greetings card. I am not one of those parents. It is not that