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Gregory Doran on how the country took Shakespeare to its heart

In 2016 a host of events will mark the Bard’s 400th anniversary. RSC director Gregory Doran tells how celebrating Shakespeare became a national past-time<p>In 1662, John Ward was appointed vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. He noted somewhat anxiously in his diary: “Remember to …

Actors reciting pop songs in the style of Shakespeare is as brilliant as you'd expect

LONDON — A while back we were treated to Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart reciting Taylor Swift lyrics, and now a new trend has been started that's …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

No girls allowed

Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.<p>Four-year-old Riley Maida stands in a toy aisle of a department store in Newburgh, N.Y. The backdrop is pink. The shelves behind her are stacked with plastic babies in pink onesies. To her left are hair-and-makeup dolls with …

How young is too young for technology?

Last week, Jonathan Maitland addressed this question in the Tonight programme ‘Too young for technology?’. So, how young is too young?<p>How young is too young for technology? Is there really a problem with toddlers playing with tablets? After all, if books really are becoming antiquated in the …

Apple’s new iPhone: shops prepare for three products on two dates

With Apple widely expected to launch a new iPhone this month, shops are being told to prepare for three products, which will arrive at two separate times.<p>Many shops, either run by mobile phone networks or independent retailers, currently feature displays showing both the iPhone 4S and the newer …

The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>It’s an uncomfortable truth. Technology can improve teaching.<p>What is most interesting to me about the …

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection - TODAY.com

Today<p>James Patterson, Samantha Shannon and Khaled Hosseini talk about how they dealt with rejection and got their careers going.<p><i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie</i> …

Writing

A Quarter Century of Comic Relief

Inside Flipboard / March 15, 2013<p>This year marks an important milestone for the British charity Comic Relief: it’s celebrating 25 years of raising …

Big Pic: Sunrise Over A Dark Earth, As Seen From The ISS

Plus, some cool clouds that form only high above the Earth over polar regions<p>Here's what the land of the midnight sun actually looked like at 12:15 am local time, August 4. Astronauts in the International Space Station snapped this photo as they crossed over the Aleutian Islands. If the foreground …

2013 Nexus 7 vs. Galaxy Note 8.0

Size<p>The first thing you'll notice on the store shelf is that the Galaxy Note 8.0 is the significantly bigger tablet. Specifically, it's six percent …

Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, while having a numerically challenging name, is a slick little guy that’s not too big, not too small, but <i>just</i> right.<p>Still, is that enough to compete with not only the iPad mini but also Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 8-inch tablet?<p>To start, the specs on this bad boy are …

Halo: Spartan Assault now available to all Windows Phone 8 users

Are you a Windows Phone 8 user? Love Halo? Here is some good news. While Windows Phone users on Verizon have had access to Halo: Spartan Assault for …

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …