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Friedrich Nietzsche: The truth is terrible

See What Can Be Done by Lorrie Moore review – marvellously nuanced

Her portrait of Hillary Clinton is especially arresting: she compares her to the 'ageing queen in Snow White'<p>Lorrie Moore explains, in her introduction, that her book’s title repeats the form of words used by Robert Silvers (1929-2017), editor of the <i>New York Review of Books</i>, along with books he …

Top writers choose their perfect crime

<b>On Beulah Height</b> <b>by Reginald Hill</b><i><br>Val McDermid</i><p>This is the perfect crime novel. It’s beautifully written – elegiac, emotionally intelligent, evocative of the landscape and history that holds its characters in thrall – and its clever plotting delivers a genuine shock. There’s intellectual satisfaction …

Middlemarch: Jennifer Egan on how George Eliot’s unorthodox love life shaped her masterpiece

By making a plain girl the object of affection, Eliot is making a larger point: beauty is a distracting liability<p>Social mobility is the transformation that forms the blazing heart of her vision<p>It is striking that the author of the most brilliant literary study of marriage in English was a woman …

Literature

People | Position of Power

<b>On a quiet Sunday afternoon Team Verve invades the Mumbai home of Nita (47) and Mukesh Ambani (52) of Reliance Industries and comes away refreshed by</b> …

Welcome to Newscycle: The World’s Most Exhausting Cycling Workout

Welcome to Newscycle everyone, hands up if this is your first time! Okay, awesome, that’s all of you. Here’s how it works.Newscycle is the very first …

The cult of Mary Beard

How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual. By Charlotte Higgins<p>The first time I saw Mary Beard, I was 17. It was 1989, and she was speaking at a joint open day for the Oxford and Cambridge classics faculties. She was utterly unlike the other speakers, who, as I …

University of London

The best books on food of 2017

Tasty spices from India, long-forgotten recipes from France – and Turkish delight from Narnia. Bee Wilson takes comfort in cookbooks<p>Did cookbook publishers know something that the rest of us didn’t in 2016 when they were planning this year’s lists? Never has a year in global politics so clearly …

Cream Cheese

I'm not jumping on the baby-led weaning bandwagon - I'll be mashing up T's food till he can do it himself

I've had a lot of e-traffic since last week's pureeing stories about baby-led weaning, which is where you take your baby, sit it somewhere and let it eat whatever it has in its hand, hoping it isn't a cushion or a fiver. There are pros and cons - the good points are that you end up, apparently, …

Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba review – a chilling ghost story

An unsettling tale set in an orphanage will trouble readers long after they have put the novella aside<p>Marina, the seven-year-old girl around whom Andrés Barba’s chilling Spanish novella unfolds, has been wounded in an accident that killed her parents, her skin flensed from her ribs “like a …

'I read my boyfriend Pride and Prejudice as a bedtime story': meet the Jane Austen superfans

Two hundred years since the novelist’s death, Austen obsessives celebrate her legacy<p>It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I started getting into Austen. My friend Mark kept going on about Pride And Prejudice, so I reread it, then worked my way through the rest of the novels, plus anything I could …

Literature

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist – in pictures

Man Booker prize 2017,Books,Culture,Fiction,Booker prize,Awards and prizes,Ali Smith,Sebastian Barry,Paul Auster,George Saunders,Mohsin Hamid,Arundhati Roy,Zadie Smith<p>Find out more about the 13 novels in contention this year for the most prestigious prize in the British books world

Books

David Foster Wallace on John McCain: ‘The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and the Shrub’

<i>This story originally appeared in the April 13th, 2000 issue of Rolling Stone</i><p><b>Prologue: Who Cares?</b><p>Since you’re reading <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the chances are …

The Woman Targeted by Gamergate on Surviving a World-Altering Trolling Attack

One day in 2014, the video-game designer Zoë Quinn decided to make herself a cyborg. And so, this being the modern world, she simply ordered a kit …

Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women

When Isis rounded up Yazidi women and girls in Iraq to use as slaves, the captives drew on their collective memory of past oppressions – and a powerful will to survive. By Cathy Otten<p>The day before Isis came was a holiday in Sinjar district, northern Iraq. Yazidis gathered to celebrate the end of a …

Yazidis

The Love Of My Life

The first timeI cheated on my husband, my mother had been dead for exactly one week. I was in a cafe in Minneapolis watching a man. He watched me …

Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time

Waking up on a Sunday morning, I received a text about what happened after I left the previous night’s party. “Everyone got high and we played truth …

Janet Jackson

20 Super Sandwich Recipes to Make You Love Lunch Again

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Sandwiches are one of the most infinitely versatile foods in the world. Basics like the PB&J or ham and cheese are a starting point, but there are so many more ingredients that you can stick between two pieces of bread. We went to …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Light and Fluffy Pancakes

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I've been asked many times whether the material in my book is 100% new, or whether it's just a collection of content from my existing articles. The answer is that it's a mix. Roughly 75% of it (and the pending …

A Few Simple Rules for Perfect Chicken Marsala

The British deserve at least partial credit for the creation of chicken Marsala, even if that might make more than a few Italians cringe. The dish, which has its roots in Sicily and is a staple of Italian-American restaurants and homes, cannot be made without Marsala wine, which refers to wine …

18 Refreshing Recipes for Lemonade and Limeade

I can't think of many things more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold glass of lemonade. I was raised on powdered mix, but as I've matured, I've graduated to the real stuff. Making your own lemonade obviously gives you far better flavor than you'd get from a powdered (or even bottled) …

Top 10 campus novels

Natural theatres for intellectual ideas and human folly, universities have provided perfect stages for novelists from Kingsley Amis to Michael Chabon<p>What is it about a university setting that opens so many possibilities for fiction? Is it the fact that characters are likely to be young people …

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”<p>You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to …

Books

Oxford comma helps drivers win dispute about overtime pay

Never let it be said that punctuation doesn’t matter.<p>In Maine, the much-disputed Oxford comma has helped a group of dairy drivers in a dispute with a company about overtime pay.<p>The Oxford comma is used before the words “and” or “or” in a list of three or more things. Also known as the serial comma, …

J K Rowling

Food in books: Pepparkakor from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Lingonberries, pickled herring and a batch of pepparkakor: as a fan of Swedish Christmas traditions, Kate Young makes some these easy biscuits, enjoyed by Pippi Longstocking herself<p>By Kate Young for The Little Library Café, part of the Guardian Books Network<p>That morning Pippi was busy making …

The best history books of 2016

The Raj, Nazi Germany and rural England – David Horspool on ambitious, disturbing and daring works of research<br>• Vote: What was your favourite book of the year?<p>Perhaps the most ambitious, compelling and hard-hitting history book published in 2016 came out at the very beginning of the year. The …

High Def Van Gogh Exhibit in Rome: Pictures

The Art of Waiting

IT’S SPRING WHEN I REALIZE that I may never have children, and around that time the thirteen-year cicadas return, burrowing out of neat, round holes …

The terrorist inside my husband's brain

I am writing to share a story with you, specifically for you. My hope is that it will help you understand your patients along with their spouses and …

Dementia