James Barraford

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How to raise a rock star, by Dave Grohl's mum

From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it’s like to be the mother of a rock star. Now she’s written a book comparing notes with other rock mothers including Pharrell Williams’ and Michael Stipe’s<p>What is it like to be the mum of a rock star? Is the strongest feeling pride at seeing …

From Wristwatches To Radio, How World War I Ushered In The Modern World

Imagine you're a military officer in World War I. Armies have grown so large, you can no longer communicate just by the sound of your voice or the wave of your hand. You need to synchronize movements of troops and artillery, far and wide.<p>You need a wristwatch.<p>"The entire process of using artillery …

Watches

Donald Trump’s Fictional America

I grew up surrounded by Chávez’s alternate reality. Now I’m watching one consume the United States.<p>“S<i>peech is a powerful lord that with the smallest and most invisible body accomplished most godlike works. It can banish fear and remove grief, and instill pleasure and enhance pity. Divine sweetness</i> …

Oil

15 things all clever homeowners do every year

Being a homeowner can seem like something of a dark art, especially if you want to do it right and be as efficient as possible. However, once you've …

Trump Doesn’t Have A Mandate For Paul Ryan’s Agenda

There were so many reasons for the failure of the Republicans’ health care bill — and its failure was so spectacular — that it’s hard to tell which …

An underground boat to Islamic glory

A hidden subterranean world of water offers a glimpse of the city’s enchanted past.<p>When the geographer Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Shams al-Din al-Muqaddasi visited the city of Ramla on the road between Cairo and Damascus in the 10th Century, he described an urban paradise that rivalled his hometown of …

BBC NEWS | Europe | Museum exhibits Russia's cold war secrets

By Alan Quartly <br>Moscow<p>Valery's museum isn't easy to find - it's hidden away in the same building as a supermarket and has curtains over the glass entrance doors.<p>Its exhibits include a poisoned needle for swift suicide and secret containers designed to look like pieces of drift wood.<p>Valery is a …

Russia

This troubled, covert agency is responsible for trucking nuclear bombs across America each day

The unmarked 18-wheelers ply the nation's interstates and two-lane highways, logging 3 million miles a year hauling the most lethal cargo there is: nuclear bombs.<p>The covert fleet, which shuttles warheads from missile silos, bomber bases and submarine docks to nuclear weapons labs across the …

EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global …

12 Best Android TV Tips and Tricks You Must Know

Just bought a <b>brand new Android TV</b>? First of all congratulations to you and this is the best time for you to know about the <b>best Android TV tips and</b> …

Ancient Route Connected to Roman 'Emperor's Road' Unearthed in Israel

About 2,000 years ago, travelers walked along a wide, stone-paved road, some of them accidently dropping coins that would later be found by …

Archaeology

Alternative history: the dangerous byproduct of fake facts | Jill Abramson

From Ben Carson claiming slaves came over as ‘immigrants’ to Betsy DeVos ignoring Jim Crow – history is a new frontline in the battle for truth<p>Fake news has morphed into something far more egregious, fake history. Donald Trump routinely lies about himself, his accomplishments, his businesses and …

Donald Trump

The last nomads of Iran

Numbering just 400,000, the Qashqai are a strong and proud people who are fiercely resisting assimilation into mainstream Iranian society.

Pascal

Stunning imagery from the Smithsonian’s 14th annual photo competition

With more than 48,000 entries, Smithsonian magazine has no shortage of images from which to pick a winner (on 28 March) for its 2016 competition. These are among the finalists from the travel, sustainable travel and people categories<br>• <b>View other entries and vote for your favourites</b>

Smithsonian

Rome if you want to: university offers free virtual tour of ancient city

University of Reading launches online course allowing students to explore the Rome of 315AD using an immersive 3D panoramic model<p>Students from all over the world who sign up to a new free online course on ancient Rome from the University of Reading will be invited to explore its temples, monuments, …

50 Women Who Made American Political History

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The scariest part of "Big Little Lies" isn't the murder — it's the familiar storyline of sexual violence

We were promised top-notch beachside mom drama when <i>Big Little Lies</i> aired on February 19, and we’ve learned over the last three episodes that there’s …

The Slave Who Outwitted George Washington

<i>Erica Armstrong Dunbar</i>| Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge | <i>Atria / 37 Ink</i> | <i>March 2017</i> | <i>19 minutes</i> …

The 1917 Russian Revolution: then and now – in pictures

The events of 1917 changed the course of history in Russia and indeed the rest of the world. But as these remarkable pictures show, pockets of Russia’s two largest cities have endured almost unchanged through a century of revolution and the fall, rise, and fall of empire<p>The Russian Revolution …

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20 Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse DIY Projects You Can Create

What do you think of when you hear the words Restoration Hardware? Cool awesome Industrial Farmhouse Style Furniture is exactly what I think of…with …

Restoration

Why Some Conservative Thinkers Seriously Want the Return of the Middle Ages

Of all the political and intellectual surprises that come at us every day now, one of the more unusual is the strange resurgence of the Middle Ages …

Middle Ages

The brutal brilliance of Genghis Khan

Yes, he was a ruthless killer, but the Mongol leader was also one of the most gifted military innovators of any age...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Great Wall of China's troubled history offers lessons for Trump, scholars say

The president has described his border proposal as ‘the Great Wall of Trump’, evoking what one expert sees as a calamitous and ill-conceived folly<p>There is much Donald Trump might learn from a visit to the westernmost tip of the Great Wall of China – not least that if you are really determined to …

Donald Trump

Celebration Cake - The Story Behind the Quilt

Every quilt has a story – but some you can sum up in a sentence and others are a little more complicated…<p>Celebration Cake is one of those quilts …

Quilting

‘Big Little Lies’: What Men Just Don’t Get About This Intoxicating Drama

Before I dove into <i>Big Little Lies,</i> I did something that a lot of people do: I read reviews. And a lot of them weren’t…<i>great.</i> The New York Times’s …

Streaming

Sons of Anarchy Re-cut as a Romantic Comedy (Explicit)

Pairing Up: Photographing Life in Groups of Two

One of the hard parts about being a prolific photographer, as Melissa Ann Pinney can attest, is the amount of work you create that is never seen, …