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Your weekend reading: the best of crime fiction, the Booker longlist and how to read literature

As the year spins on into literary awards season, the biggest news of the week was the announcement of the Booker Prize longlist. No Australian …

Plot thickens for authors as Penguin and Random House merger creates £2.6bn powerhouse

This year's longlist for the Man Booker prize drew the usual gripes about star writers being "snubbed" in favour of the "obscure" and unknown, but …

Philippa Gregory: unearthing history's forgotten women

I am on the train to North Yorkshire where Philippa Gregory lives and have been so engrossed by her latest novel, I'm pages from the end when I …

What is Existentialism? History of Existentialism, Existentialist Philosophy, Philosophers

<b>What is Existentialism?:</b><p>Existentialism is more a trend or tendency that can be found throughout the history of philosophy. Existentialism is hostile …

Core Philosophy

"The essential element is having a core philosophy. Without a core philosophy you're not going to be able to hold on to your positions or stick with your trading plan during really difficult times. You must fully understand, strongly believe in, and be totally committed to your trading …

The philosophy of the Higgs | Michael Krämer | Life & Physics

Many of the great physicists of the 20th century have appreciated the importance of philosophy for science. Einstein, for example, wrote in a letter …

Descartes - Philosophy In An Hour

By the end of the sixteenth century, philosophy had stopped. It was Descartes who started it up again.<p>Philosophy had begun for the first time in the …

Plato - Philosophy In An Hour

Plato was a well-known wrestler, and the name by which we know him today was his ring name. Plato means broad or flat: presumably in this case the …

Explaining Complicated Philosophies With Gorgeously Simple Postcards

Author: Valentina Palladino. Valentina Palladino Design<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Try to explain any …

“She Left Me the Gun”: Her mother’s shocking past

What to Read: Behind a memoirist’s idyllic childhood lies a story of a brave woman who had her own father arrested<p>It took less than a chapter of "She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me" for me to fall for Emma Brockes' mother, Pauline. First and foremost, there's Pauline's tart, …

The Letters of Italo Calvino

<i>This week on Page-Turner, we’ll have a series of excerpts from “Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985” translated by Martin McLaughlin. What follows is an introduction by Michael Wood, and the first installment of letters from Calvino to his friend Eugenio Scalfari, written when Calvino was a</i> …

Ill-gotten gains: how many museums have stolen objects in their collections?

Met's move to return two statues to Cambodia among many disputed objects worldwide<p>The prestigious New York Museum of Metropolitan of Art made headlines earlier this month when museum officials announced plans to return two large statues to Cambodia, after concurring with evidence provided by …

Paris's Beloved, Legal Artist Squatter Community in Peril

I Heart Love, American Style , (But Not Exclusively)

Between 1966 and 1976, I wrote over 150 television situation comedy and variety episodes, mostly with my partner, Ed Scharlach. I am often asked which show was my favorite, and it's not easy to answer. Every episode was a joy, because I was earning a living doing my favorite thing in the world: I …

Oscar-Winner Jennifer Lawrence Lives A Surprisingly Frugal Lifestyle

Not every star and starlet out there lives up (or down, however you look at it) to this stereotype. In fact, many well-known A-listers are actually some of the most financially responsible people … even more than regular people. One star that's continually pointed to as a perfect example is <b>Jennifer</b> …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

The Serious Superficiality of The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is lurid, shallow, glamorous, trashy, tasteless, seductive, sentimental, aloof, and artificial. It’s an excellent adaptation, in other words, of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s melodramatic American classic. Luhrmann, as expected, has turned “Gatsby” into a theme-park ride. …

Back to Basics: 10 Things Every Writer Should Do in Their Novel

Photo: brendanovak.com<p><i>The following is a guest post from bestselling author Brenda Novak. In writing about the keys to penning a hit novel, Novak</i> …

Writing

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in <i>The New York Times</i> nearly a decade earlier, <i>The Guardian</i> reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her commandments. After Zadie Smith’s 10 rules of writing, here come …

7 F***in' Great Ways to Build Your Writing Routine

I spent ages looking for tips on building writing habits, and was disappointed. There's a lot of bland advice out there: write every day, don't edit …

Lost in Translation?

Last month, Haruki Murakami published a new novel in Japan. Before anyone could read it, the novel broke the country’s Internet pre-order sales record, its publisher announced an advance print run of half a million copies, and Tokyo bookstores opened at midnight to welcome lines of customers, some …

The American Dream Runs Amok in Aris Janigian's This Angelic Land

The 1992 Los Angeles riots belong to an almost forgotten part of contemporary American history. Though they were deadlier than the '65 Watts riots, claiming over fifty dead and causing billions of dollars in damage, they have more or less faded into our collective unconscious. No major film -- …

Oliver Stone: 'America always wins'

Oliver Stone has just agreed to take part in the US version of Jamie's Dream School, the TV show that explored the interesting notion that famous …

Resistance, Rebellion, and Writing

Albert Camus’s dispatches on the Algerian crisis appear in English for the first time<p>George Scialabba<p>“People expect too much of writers,” Albert …

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Pretending To Be A 'Good Nurse,' Serial Killer Targeted Patients

In 2003, police in Somerset County, N.J., arrested a hospital nurse named Charlie Cullen who was suspected of injecting patients with lethal doses of a variety of medications. Cullen would turn out to be one of the nation's most prolific serial killers, murdering dozens, perhaps hundreds of people …