Oscar Wilde

Michigan can't change its past vs. Ohio State, but it can fix the present

CLOSE<p>University of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh updates his QB situation ahead of Ohio State.<p>"No man is rich enough to buy back his past."<p>Oscar Wilde, the …

College Football

Oscar Wilde and Lewis Carroll based their most iconic characters on real people, and other things we learned from Origins of a Story

<b>Origins of a Story: 202 True Inspirations Behind the World’s Greatest Literature</b> <b><br>Jake Grogan</b> <b><br>Cider Mill Press</b> <b><br>320pp; $33.95</b><p>In university, Jake Grogan …

Literature

8 Things You Only Know If You’re Celibate For A Year

Relationships<p>From strangers brushing against you suddenly seeming erotic to the politics of the WhatsApp double tick, what happens when you …

Relationships

Lucifer season 3, episode 8 recap: Chloe Does Lucifer

Lucifer returns with a story about relationships. With a dead girl and a dating app, the Detective must go undercover with help from a certain …

TV

Anger Problems & Sexual Harassment Go Hand in Hand. Companies Should Stop Tolerating Both.

It’s tough to argue with <b>Frank Underwood</b> (or with Oscar Wilde, who he famously quoted early on in <i>House of Cards)</i>, saying, “Everything is about sex, …

J. K. Rowling

A beano for the dandy - fashion archive, 21 Nov 1988

21 November 1988 1980s woman has taken over the style once enjoyed exclusively by men in the 19th century<p>Woman is the opposite of the dandy, said Baudelaire, ‘because she is natural and vulgar’. As the curtain rises on the sartorial pantomime season, however, the liveried style of the dandy is …

Karl Lagerfeld

How to take your outfit from the office to the Christmas party

Party season is upon us, meaning late, cocktail-induced nights often straight from the office. While you could stick to your trusty LBD, there is a lot out there at the moment to ensure you look chic without looking overly dressy. Save anything truly glamorous for New Year's Eve; office Christmas …

Clothing

20 Life-changing Quotes on Experience to Jump start Your Week

1. To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on …

Self-improvement

Actress Haley Bennett Ate Dirt for Her Chloé Fragrance Campaign

Now that's commitment.<p>Chloé fragrance ads boast some impressive alumna. There’s indie royalty like Chloe Sevigny, model bombshells like Anja Rubik, and Tri-Wizard Tournament star Fleur de la Coeur. The newest addition to the roster is Haley Bennett. She’s an actress (Girl on the Train, The …

Met Gala

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have managed it. But can your marriage last 70 years?

Theirs was a love match. When the then Princess Elizabeth wed Philip Mountbatten 70 years ago today, no degree of formality, royal protocol or decorum could conceal that she did so for the most romantic of reasons. Their regard for one another is evident in those early photographs, her eyes gazing …

Royal Family

On the Set of 'The Good Fight' as the 'Good Wife' Spinoff Hits Its Stride

CBS All Access' legal drama deals with Donald Trump's shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton early on: "The show took such a spectacular U-turn [just as …

Hollywood

Tantrums over tiaras … how to navigate the latest gender minefield

There’s a tabloid hysteria about what kids shouldn’t wear. Here’s a thought, says our style expert, in her weekly column: maybe we shouldn’t screw up our children any more than necessary with antiquated stereotypes<p><b>There seems to be a national moral panic about what little children wear. Wait,</i> …

UK News

Come Join The Punisher's Book Club

When he isn't busy slaughtering the Marvel Cinematic Universe's crooked, street-level criminals, Frank Castle actually enjoys quiet nights in his …

Literature

The best children’s books of 2017, perfect for gifts or your kid’s home library

I began reviewing children’s books more than 30 years ago because of book-greed – and a husband who said we couldn’t spend half of our budget on my …

Books

The Walking Dead Recap: Office Politics

Who knew? Sunday’s episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i> revealed that, for all of the Saviors’ bloodlust and tough-as-leather posturing, Negan’s organization …

TV

How to Tell If Your Story Needs a Resolution

One of the last things you’ll consider for a story is whether to write a resolution. This short sequence of scenes (or a single scene) after the …

Writing

The World's Best-Looking Library Bars

Who knows? You might get inspired to make your own cozy cocktail nook at home<p>Sure, the lowest-brow library bars are dives with piles of books scattered along the walls, but the prettiest ones are a bibliophile's dream—they have you sipping a cocktail surrounded by first-edition classics or ordering …

Hotels

Oxford college introduces compulsory classes on 'cultural appropriation' for students

An Oxford college has become the first to introduce compulsory classes on “cultural appropriation” for students.<p>Magdalen College will run the mandatory workshops for freshers starting from next year, where they will be taught about racism, institutional racism, cultural appropriation and implicit …

HBCUs

All the Rooms You Will Be In at a House Party

The definitive guide to where it’s happening.<p>As I grow older, the quality house party (let alone the “rager”) has become a less frequent event, replaced by going to dark bars or intermittent bouts of sobriety and self-reflection. That’s why when I do party, I try to maximize my fun. Like a seagull …

Adorable

Euro, Yen And Sterling Regain Footing

US dollar is mixed.<p>Asian equities advanced, European bourses are heavy.<p>Moody's upgraded India.<p>Saudis renew call for extension of output cuts, helping …

Economy

Writers Theatre stresses 'The Importance of Being Earnest' in a delightful production

"The Importance of Being Earnest" - ★ ★ ★ ½<p>Oscar Wilde's 1895 comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a towering text of the English language. …

Literature

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do Each Morning

<i>“</i>Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less …

Productivity

Marijuana strain review: Blueberry OG - The Cannifornian

A 2:1 THC/CBD ratio make this one of the most tempting strains for stoner athletes. An early Cannabis Cup winner and hardy ancestor of many a …

Cannabis

Stop the Chitchat. Bots Don’t Need to Sound Like Us

Bert Brautigam is sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice …

Chatbots

Too late to the par-tay to correct the pronunciation of latte?

Northwest Passage | Advent calendars | Cutting a swathe | Coffee correction | ‘Orwellian’ messages<p>I was impressed with Jesse Winter’s nod in his article (A road for all seasons puts Arctic Canada on the map, 15 November) towards what many Canadians think should be their real national anthem, the …

Canadian News

‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

On a Sunday morning in the fall of 1981, I was sitting in my fourth-floor walk-up studio apartment in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, flipping through that day’s New York Times, when I was struck by a theater review that ran on one of the far back pages of the news section. Its headline …

The Theatre

The Grotesque Aesthetic Morality of "The Florida Project" - BLARB

Near the end of director Sean Baker’s recent critically-acclaimed film <i>The Florida Project</i>, the vulgar and precocious seven-year-old Moonee, played by …

Books

Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years and Oscar’s Ghost review – Wilde after prison

Nicholas Frankel’s book together with Laura Lee’s study of Alfred Douglas and Wilde’s legacy chart a tragic relationship that is also one of the most fascinating gay love stories<p>Three months before Oscar Wilde was released from prison, in February 1897, his wife Constance obtained a legal …

Literature

New Generation Of Tech CEOs At Uber, Microsoft And Google Lead With Culture

If three makes a trend, then a new trend in leadership has emerged among technology companies: leading with corporate culture. In recent years, three leading technology players — Uber, Microsoft, and Google — have installed new CEOs whose primary missions seem to be more about core values than core …

Leadership

The Insouciant Sentence

In our eight-part series Life Sentence, the literary critic Jeff Dolven takes apart and puts back together one beloved or bedeviling sentence each week. Artist Tom Toro illustrates each sentence Dolven chooses.<p>Americans are particularly bad at lying, thought Oscar Wilde. Whatever he would say of us …

Literature