Essays

Explorer Benedict Allen: 'I was not lost and did not need to be rescued'

British explorer who went missing in Papua New Guinea says he only accepted offer of airlift to safety for sake of his family<p>The British explorer Benedict Allen, who went missing in Papua New Guinea, has said he didn’t need rescuing last week and was not lost.<p>In his first broadcast interview since …

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One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't …

Parenting

Own a limited edition print from photographer David Levene

From travelling with the nomadic herdsmen of the Mongolian planes to exploring the floating villages of the Lagos lagoon, the award-winning Guardian photographer David Levene has spent the last two decades documenting how people live and work around the world. An exhibition of his work will be held …

Photography

This man is the latest in a series of travellers to declare ownership of a bizarre no man’s land in north Africa

• <b>A man has claimed ownership of a no man's land in northern Africa and declared himself king.</b>• <b><br>Suyash Dixit named the land the "Kingdom of Dixit."</b> <b>Officially, it's called Bir Tawil.</b>• <b><br>Neither Egypt nor Sudan want the piece of land.</b>• <b><br>At least two other people have claimed the land for themselves in the …

Africa

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says Her Prison Sentence Is Too Harsh for Murdering Munchausen by Proxy Mom

A Missouri woman whose mom made her pretend to be sick and wheelchair-bound for years to attract sympathy for herself tells Dr. Phil that she regrets …

Crime

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Last month, we spent a week cycling and exploring in northern Minnesota. The 200+ mile bike route we followed from the Lutsen area down to Pine City …

Photography

BBC Radio 3 - The Essay - The strange beauty of Russia’s 'propaganda plates'

The strange beauty of Russia’s 'propaganda plates'<p>The beginning of a new era<p>Most propaganda plates were sold in special state shops in St Petersburg and Moscow, with the aim of spreading literacy in Russia – and revolution in the wider world.<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>The subversive …

Propaganda

The Plan to Rescue a Nearly Extinct Porpoise Goes Terribly Awry

Fewer than 30 vaquitas are left in the world, and one died when scientists tried to catch it for a captive-breeding program.<p>To understand the lengths Vaquita CPR has gone to rescue vaquitas from the brink of extinction, consider that the team mobilized not just fellow humans but also four U.S. …

Biological Species

BBC Radio 3 - The Essay, Ten Artists that Shook the World, 7 Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva

Ten contemporary cultural specialists look back at the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on artists of the time - in film, theatre, poetry, dance and beyond.<br>Poet and biographer Elaine Feinstein compares the impact of the Revolution on the contrasting lives of the two great poets, Anna …

Yobs smash windows at two Bradford pubs in vandalism spree

TWO Bradford pubs were the target of yobs in mindless acts of vandalism on Bonfire Night.<p>Groups of youths threw stones and fired rockets at the Red …

West Yorkshire Police

BBC Radio 3 - The Essay, Ten Artists that Shook the World

The strange story of Russia's 'propaganda plates'<p>How the Tsar's finest porcelain became a canvas for revolutionary slogans.<p>Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture<p>BBC Radio 3's exploration of the 1917 Russian Revolution and its cultural reverberations.

Let's dance: unseen images of David Bowie on tour in 1983

The images in Denis O’Regan’s new book Ricochet: David Bowie 1983 are candid chronicle of the singer performing and offstage during his Serious Moonlight world tour

Photography

Kingdom of Dixit? Indian stakes claim to African territory, American says it’s already his

Suyash Dixit of Indore has christened a piece of land between Egypt and Sudan the ‘Kingdom of Dixit’. An American who got there before says he’s a …

Africa

Behind the scenes of climbing documentary Psycho Vertical

<b>A professional climber's account of coping with severe dyslexia and making one of the world's hardest solo ascents has been made into a film.</b><p>Pyscho Vertical is based on a book of the same name written by Hull-born Andy Kirkpatrick after completing a 12-day solo climb of Reticent Wall on El Capitan …

Skiing

Bibi Bourelly Remembers Being Immaturely In Love On “Skeletons”

Bibi Bourelly shares new music.

Music

Bellator 184 results: Darrion Caldwell wins bantamweight title

Here is how the bantamweight championship main event went down between Eduardo Dantas and challenger Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 184.<p>On Friday …

UFC

Yosemite's El Capitan Rock Fall: Killed Briton Andrew Foster 'Died Saving Wife'

They had been celebrating their first wedding anniversary.<p>A British climber who was crushed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park was killed …

Climbing

When this Irish housewife was ‘reincarnated’ in Denver in 1956, America went crazy for her story

Instead of RIP, it was brb for Bridey Murphy<p>At a dinner party in 1952, a young Colorado housewife named Virginia Tighe reclined on a couch in a …

Celebrate Leonard Read's Birthday by Reading His Classic Essay

One of the best-known members of the libertarian movement is Leonard E. Read. Although he's no longer with us, today is his birthday. Seems like a …

Foundation for Economic Education

Love and Justice: A Call for Poems

We are looking for poems on the theme of love and justice. The selections will appear in a special section, guest edited by <i>Sun</i> contributor Crystal …

Poetry

‘Would you kill my mother for me?’: a dark case of abuse and revenge

Dee Dee Blanchard forced her healthy daughter Gypsy to use a wheelchair and fabricated endless medical emergencies for her. Then Gypsy found a boyfriend, and made a grisly plan to escape her mother and start a new life. Erin Lee Carr tells a deeply disturbing story of Munchausen by proxy and …

News (U.S.)

Making His Own Way - Marwan ElShorbagy Speaks to Squash Player - Professional Squash Association

<b>Squash Player's Richard Eaton talks to Marwan ElShorbagy about how he has emerged from the shadow of brother Mohamed to be a force in his own right</b> …

Squash

Reunited - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Documentary - Laura Gabbert<p>Laura, a nonfiction filmmaker, is the director and producer of the feature documentary “City of Gold.” She is based in Los Angeles.<p>Essay - Daniel Hernandez<p>Daniel, a journalist and essayist, is the author of <i>Down & Delirious in Mexico City</i>. He is based in Los Angeles.<p>…

Documentaries

Have You Met Jackie Kennedy's Look-Alike Granddaughter Yet?

Jackie Kennedy would have turned 88 years old today. Do you miss her iconic style? Us too. Luckily, she still lives on through her family members, …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

20 iconic photographs of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis

On July 28, 1929, Jacqueline Bouvier was born in Southampton. The lady who became the wife of John F. Kennedy, forever associated with a dynasty …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Exclusive: This is how Gypsy Rose from "Mommy Dead and Dearest" is coping in prison

The HBO documentary <i>Mommy Dead and Dearest</i> has brought necessary attention to the mental illness Munchausen syndrome by proxy. This is a form of abuse …

Alex Honnold Completes First Free Solo of El Capitan

Back in 1958, the world believed Yosemite's El Capitan was unclimbable. That is, until Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, and George Whitmore made the …

Climbing

The Rise and Fall of Toronto’s Classiest Con Man

It was the morning before Canada Day 2016, and James Regan needed somewhere to live. A distinguished, even handsome, man of sixty-two with silver …

Kathleen Wynne

Jessica Chastain to play Ingrid Bergman in Seducing Ingrid Bergman

Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is set to play three-time Oscar winner and silver screen legend Ingrid Bergman in the drama <b>Seducing Ingrid</b> …

Jessica Chastain

Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant pens memoir

When 19-year-old Kathy McKeon arrived to the United States from her native Ireland in 1964, she was hired to become the personal assistant to former …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis