The Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic short story prize 2018 – enter now!

The annual award for emerging cartoonists offers a £1,000 first prize and the chance to be published in the Observer, with previous entrants going on to land book and film deals<p>Calling all aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists: the prestigious Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic short story …


Should you send your kids 'educamping' this summer?

On the final day of the educational summer camp he held in Wiltshire last summer, Henry Faber wandered through fields with a dozen of his young charges to the village store to buy postcards. He was more than a little surprised when the children then stuck their stamps in the middle of their …


‘Fahrenheit 451’: The Novel That Changed My Life

<i>Fahrenheit 451</i> showed me the difference between being alive and merely existing.Throughout the book, the characters can be divided into those who are …

High School

Disney Chief Bob Iger's Response to Comcast Dropping Out of Fox Sweepstakes: 'Holy Crap'

CNBC’s David Faber says he broke the news to Iger on a phone call<p>Fox is all yours, Disney. On Thursday, rival bidder Comcast bowed out of the 21st …

Walt Disney Company

How to write your first novel, according to experts

Everyone’s got a novel inside them, right? According to Richard Skinner, director of the fiction programme at the highly-esteemed Faber Academy, and …

Lifestyle (UK)

Comcast drops pursuit of 21st Century Fox assets, ending bidding war with Disney

Comcast said Thursday it would not pursue its bid to buy assets of Twenty-First Century Fox, choosing to focus on its offer for Britain's Sky.<p>Shares …

Media Industry

Sage Northcutt fulfills UFC contract, could become free agent

One of the UFC's most popular fighters is on the verge of becoming a free agent.<p>Sage Northcutt fought out his contract last week and is currently …


Caroline’s Bikini by Kirsty Gunn review – a tale of gin and tonic-fuelled obsession

Although it might seem unlikely, given the convolutions of the writing, this turns out to be a really superb novel<p>Unrequited love is a perverse magic. It can transform a perfectly adorable person into someone utterly unbearable, and back, and back again, within the space of a conversation. Or …


The best nature trails in Singapore

Sometimes the best way to discover Singapore is by checking out the beauty that surrounds it. No, we're not talking about the usual agenda of tourist …


Canon Fodder: Paul Schrader's Canon Criteria - Film Comment

<b>PREFACE<br>The Book I Didn’t Write</b><p>In March 2003 I was having dinner in London with Faber and Faber’s editor of film books, Walter Donohue, and several …

Columbia University

Ranking the Best UFC Fighters Who Have Never Won a Belt

The UFC has seen almost every legendary figure in modern MMA walk through its cage doors, but not every great fighter was good enough to win the ultimate prize in the sport.<p>Some fighters may have had a single off night while never getting another opportunity, while others were stuck in a division …


Blackstone's Gray: Brexit has had adverse impact on UK economic growth

Jonathan Gray, Blackstone president and COO, speaks with CNBC's David Faber onstage at the Delivering Alpha conference.



WHEN: Today, Wednesday, July 18th<p>WHERE: CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”<p>Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Jonathan Gray, …

Amazon Fire TV

Trump Is ABSOLUTELY Getting Tariffs Right (Despite The Confusion Of Overwhelmed TV Journalists)

4:58 AM 07/17/2018<p>A CNBC host, David Faber, recently admitted to being overwhelmed by the proposed list of new items the Trump administration has …

Conservative View

NXP Semi -2.5% on reiterated report that Qualcomm could walk

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) drops 2.5% after CNBC’s David Faber reiterates that Qualcomm (QCOM -0.8%) is likely to walk away if Chinese …


Final Verdict of the Anne Faber trial

<i>Today, the final verdict of the Anne Faber trial against Michael P. was announced. Here is what the judges have ruled.</i><p>The final verdict in the Anne …


Anne Faber's killer jailed for 28 years, plus psychiatric prison

The judges ahead of the verdict. Photo: Erik van ’t Woud / Hollandse Hoogte<p>Michael P has been jailed for 28 years to be followed by compulsory …


Faber signs Laurence Ferlinghetti's 'last word'

Faber is to publish <i>Little Boy</i> by publisher, poet and author of <i>A Coney Island of the Mind</i>, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.<p><i>Little Boy</i> is the story of one man’s …


Can you solve it? Head-spinning bicycle puzzles

Bonjour guzzleurs,<p>As we are almost midway through the Tour de France, I thought it would be a good moment for some bicycle puzzles.<p>1) The King of the Mountains went up the col at 15 km an hour and down it at 45 km an hour. It took him two hours in total. Assuming that the distance he travelled up …


Comcast highly unlikely to counter for Fox assets

CNBC's David Faber reports sources are indicating it is highly unlikely Comcast will make a counteroffer for Twenty-First Century Fox but will remain …


Won’t be surprised if Indian markets correct 20%, says Marc Faber

Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. Photo: Bloomberg<p>Marc Faber, editor and publisher of <i>The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report,</i> …

Stock Markets

Comcast increases offer to Sky to $34B

CNBC's David Faber reports on the latest developments in Comcast's quest to obtain Sky, the British television group, in a cash offer of $34 billion.


Answer 7 Questions And We'll Tell You Which Fictional Bookworm You Are

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Likelihood of another Comcast offer for Fox assets has gone down: Faber

The likelihood of a potential competing offer by Comcast for Twenty-First Century Fox's movie studio and other assets has diminished, CNBC's David …


This Is the Simplest Way to Start Investing

Inspired by the old-school food pyramid, quantitative analyst Meb Faber has devised an equally simple investment pyramid to help you figure out when you're ready to invest and how to go about it wisely.<p>If you’re curious about investing, but don’t know where to start—stocks, bonds, bitcoin, gold?—it …


Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Releases New Music (But It’s Available Only as Sheet Music)

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has released the sheet music for a 2015 composition called “88 (No.1).” It’s the first time the composition has been made available for public performance. The “88 (No.1)” sheet music is out via Faber Music, which has previously issued songbooks for Radiohead albums …


Creighton women's basketball adds Lipscomb grad transfer Morgan Turner

Creighton women's basketball has added graduate transfer Morgan Turner.<p>The 6-foot-2 forward from Guston, Kentucky, sat out last season for Lipscomb …

Creighton Bluejays

Urijah Faber excited for huge Team Alpha Male weekend at UFC Boise

Team Alpha Male founder turned UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber is ready for his team to shine inside the CenturyLink Arena at UFC Boise on Saturday.<p>On …

Conor McGregor

Composer Oliver Knussen dies aged 66

<b>The British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen has died at the age of 66 after a short illness.</b><p>His publisher Faber Music confirmed his death and saluted his "extraordinary impact on the musical community".<p>Knussen previously worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and most recently with the …

Entertainment (UK)

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers and cultural figures – part two

Maggie O’Farrell<p>I loved Andrew Sean Greer’s Pulitzer prize-winning <i>Less</i> (Little, Brown) and I can’t think of a better book to stash in your suitcase. It follows Arthur Less – who keeps emphatically reiterating that he is absolutely not heartbroken by his boyfriend marrying someone else – from San …