Karen Ellen Hilary Wilson

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Samsa in Love

He woke to discover that he had undergone a metamorphosis and become Gregor Samsa.<p>He lay flat on his back on the bed, looking at the ceiling. It took time for his eyes to adjust to the lack of light. The ceiling seemed to be a common, everyday ceiling of the sort one might find anywhere. Once, it …

President Obama's disastrous counterterrorism legacy | Michael Boyle

A president who came into office pledging to take the 'war on terror' out of the shadows plunged it deeper into those shadows<p>When future historians look back on the presidency of Barack Obama, they will conclude that counterterrorism was the policy area with the biggest gap between the hopes of his …

What the N.S.A. Wants in Brazil

One of the more curious revelations from Edward Snowden’s trove of secret N.S.A. documents was a recent report that United States spy agencies have been vacuuming up communications in Brazil. Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, broke this story in <i>O Globo</i>, one of that country’s major newspapers, …

Man Booker prize 2013: The longlist in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2013/jul/23/man-booker-international-prize-2013-booker-prize<p>720<p>Many of the 13 books in the running for this …

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Who Are the Twelve Greatest Living Narrative Filmmakers?

Twenty years ago, on the occasion of a retrospective of the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, the critic Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote a piece for the Chicago <i>Reader</i> that features his list of “the 12 greatest living narrative filmmakers”:<p>Not so much personal favorites as individuals who, in my estimation, …

"Poverty is the sinking feeling when your small boy finishes his one Weetabix and says: 'More, Mummy, bread and jam please, Mummy,' as you're wondering whether to take the TV or the guitar to the pawnshop first." Jack Monroe: the face of modern poverty http://t.gu.com/nfaqV Photograph by Martin Godwin