Louisa Barrell

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Review: Marilynne Robinson’s The Givenness of Things once again proves she’s a singular voice

When major novelists reflect on matters beyond the confines of their prize-winning fictions, you know to expect statements such as "I was slow in arriving at a Christology" and "I have been reading a lot of Jonathan Edwards lately" and, of course, "I really am a Calvinist." That is, you expect as …

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

For more than a decade, the media has profited from mocking Bruce Jenner’s appearance. Now that he’s transitioning into a woman, are we mature enough …

THE FIRST BAD MAN Audiobook Excerpt

Resilience by Jessie Close and Pete Earley, Read by Jessie Close with Glenn Close - Excerpt

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (Audiobook Extract)Read by Kimberly Farr


The Ice Twins, By S. K. Tremayne, Read by Penny Rawlins, Sandra Duncan and Angus King

Far From Home: The sisters of Street Child, By Berlie Doherty, Read by Karina Fernandez

Playlist for the Dead, By Michelle Falkoff, Read by Davis Brooks

See How Small by Scott Blackwood, Read by Rengin Altay - Audiobook Excerpt

Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story, By Andrea Bennett, Read by Maggie Mash

What If by Rebecca Donovan, Read by Noelle Kayser - Audiobook Excerpt

Not The End Of The World by Kate Atkinson (Audiobook Extract) read by Fenella Woolgar

The Restless Dead: On Hadrien Laroche's Orphans

The central characters of the first season of <i>The Returned</i>, an addictive and deeply unnerving French television drama available on Netflix, are …

This terrifying Japanese TV commercial comes with an advisory warning

10 Images That Show Our Wildly Changing View of the Cosmos

Cosmigraphics, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.<p><i>Cosmigraphics</i>, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …


'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech

John Green's career as a book world phenom began auspiciously: His funny but tragic 2005 debut novel, "Looking for Alaska," became a cult young adult hit and landed the American Library Assn.'s Printz Award for YA novel of the year. This was followed by 2006's "An Abundance of Katherines," a …

Reading should be one of life’s joys, not a duty

'Difficult’ books can be rewarding – but there’s no shame in not getting to the end<p>Nick Hornby, who knows a thing or two about the subject, has been holding forth on books and how to make them a part of one’s life. “I’m passionate about reading and what reading can do for you,” he said, before …

Stormy Clouds Roll Like Ocean Waves Across the Sky

Earlier in July, storm chaser Alex Schueth captured a mesmerizing time-lapse of undulatus asperatus clouds rolling over Lincoln, Nebraska during a storm. The rare cloud formation, whose name means “roughened or agitated waves,” looks like a sea of dark and stormy waters churning ominously in the …


Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Landscape Photography

Art & Painting

Artist : Gaetan Henrioux ©<br>Posted by Humam

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …


Today’s Google doodle features Canadian artist Kenojuak Ashevak

Users of Google, the world's most famous online search engine, are getting a shot of Canadian culture this Friday when they log onto Google's homepage. As its famous daily doodle, the California-headquartered company has posted an image adapted from the work of the famous Inuit artist, Kenojuak …


Pop Quiz | Karl Lagerfeld, Caroline Issa, Toiletpaper, Black Milk

How well have you read your BoF this week? Test your knowledge of all of the latest news and analysis from around the world of fashion in our Pop …