Playwrights

The Instagram account serving archive fashion and gore

Posting archive fashion moments, gory references, cult style and subculture, hit follow on @godzdntdie, @dazedfashion’s Instagram of the week<p>Describing his account as, “the deadliest on Instagram” and himself as “the coldest person living in Massachusetts”, @godzdntdie is the alias of the C.Scangas …

William Shakespeare

How the sandwich consumed Britain

The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner. By Sam Knight<p>The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so …

Long-form Journalism

Noise complaints from luxury flats force Bristol live music venue The Surrey Vaults into closure

The gentrification of Bristol city centre has claimed another victim, as a popular live music venue is forced to close following the development of …

Oscar Wilde

Can Keir Starmer Save Britain From Brexit?

LONDON — The question, from a student in a university lecture hall, is one that Keir Starmer hears virtually every day about Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union, or Brexit.<p>“I feel, like many others of the 48 percent, abandoned and leaderless,” protests the questioner, referring …

Brexit

Jessica Biel: Woman of the week | Gentleman's Journal

Born in the innocuous town of Ely, Minnesota, with a panoply of Hungarian Jewish, German, French, Irish and English ancestry in her blood, Biel’s …

Jessica Biel

Commentary: Outrage over Jingapore exposes an unimaginative and rigid Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) recently found itself sucked into a vortex of vitriol and it had nothing to do with trains or buses.<p>It …

News Industry

16 Quotes Procrastinators will Hate & Love at same time !

“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” ~ Charles Dickens<p>“Don’t wait. The time will never be …

Self-improvement

Making sense of Edvard Munch in Trump's America

There is no "Scream" loud enough to express the horror of present-day political delusions in America.<p>A gloomy early afternoon in mid-November New York, a heavily overcast grey sky - it is a perfect setup to enter the cemented austerity of The Met Breuer and to quietly ascend to the third floor to …

Edvard Munch

Dave Barry’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is all about traditions, but these traditions differ from country to country around the world. For example:<p>▪ In Denmark, it’s …

Lifestyle

Wild goose chase

The idiom <b>wild goose chase</b> goes back at least to the 1500s. An idiom is a figure of speech that is a word, group of words or phrase that has a …

Grammar

Hart Crane’s View From the Bridge

Hart Crane conceived of his long poem, <i>The Bridge</i>, in the winter of 1923. He was twenty-three years old and working as a copywriter for a small …

Books

Dark and deranged The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius will shock audiences out of their comfort zone

<b>Written by Colleen Murphy. Directed by Stephen Drover. Produced by Rumble Theatre at the Cultch Historic Theatre on November 23. Continues to</b> …

William Shakespeare

BWW Interview: Martin Hutson talks ROME MMXVII SEASON

This Winter, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season transfers to the Barbican Centre. Martin Huston returns to the RSC to play Cassius in</i> …

Julius Caesar

All the Poets (Musicians on Writing): Anthony DeCurtis on Lou Reed - Los Angeles Review of Books

<i>LOU REED’S INITIAL STATEMENT of what was possible in more-or-less popular music — the 1967 album</i> The Velvet Underground & Nico <i>— still resonates as</i> …

Books

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

<b>Author:</b> Marcia Williams<p><b>Publisher:</b> Walker Books<p>Review<p>Marcia Williams explores the rich culture and traditions of Ancient Egypt in this attractive …

William Shakespeare

The PDB Weekly Quiz | November 24, 2017 | OZY

THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF WEEKLY QUIZ<p>READ TODAY'S PDB<p>It looks like you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.<br>We are sorry …

Culture

Friends without benefits

I see that Facebook has instituted gradations of friendship, or, as we say in the 21st century, “friendship.”<p>With a few mouse clicks, Facebook allows …

William Shakespeare

Absinthe Was Once Banned for Being Evil—Now It’s Just Meh

A decade after it was reintroduced in the U.S., drinkers don’t find a green fairy, just a licorice-tasting liquor that most leave in the glass; ‘my mom might like it’<p>During its heyday in the 19th century, absinthe was one of the world’s most popular liquors—a fixture on bar menus from Paris to New …

Vincent Van Gogh

Your Investments: Avoid these mistakes for a secure retirement

In order to have a successful and secure financial retirement, it’s imperative to avoid these miscues.<p>Not too many of us are good at admitting when …

Opinion

The 9 Weirdest Naps in Literature

Listen, we’re all tired, pretty much all the time. But is it really safe to nod off? For you, probably yes, but for the characters in these nine …

Literature

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Beard Episode

<i>What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is a website dedicated to</i> …

George Bernard Shaw

Pick Six: Iron Bowl, Michigan-Ohio State and more winners to be thankful for - CBSSports.com

Trust the Process as Tom Fornelli leads you toward his best bets for Week 13 of the season<p>It's Thanksgiving, so I don't want to take up too much of …

College Football

The English countryside on two wheels is like the best kind of poem

No seat belts. No airbags. Just air, and coming at you as fast as you like. Motorcycling shouldn’t be allowed, really, but thank God it is. Hanging on to an engine braced between two wheels as you travel through the countryside is worth any dose of mindfulness. The NHS should prescribe it. Even …

T.S. Eliot

86-year-old James Ward Lee's first novel is a faux-memoir semi-Western that charms and surprises

James Ward Lee, he of the upper rings of academe and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame — is also one of a small circle of people I'm acquainted with to …

The Arts

De Constantia, or Malcolm in the Middle - Los Angeles Review of Books

THE WORLD’S LEADING non-lead guitarist died last Saturday. With the passing of Malcolm Young, a co-founder and lifelong member of the Australian rock …

Books

Thanksgiving Leftovers: A Classical Music Playlist

For some of us, the leftovers are just as an important a part of Thanksgiving as the gravy. That’s why we've made you a playlist of the great …

Classical Music

Eat dinner (and discuss politics) with an exiled Belarusian theatre company next week

<i>Belarus Free Theatre is throwing a supper club in London. Andrzej Lukowski reveals five things you need to know.</i><p>1. The Free Theatre is banned in …

London

New Irish Writing: Imprint by Zoë Comyns

<b>We're delighted to present Imprint, an evocative and illuminating autobiographical essay by Zoë Comyns which appears in the the latest edition of</b> …

News (Ireland)

REVIEW: English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet anything but a tragedy

<b>THE ENGLISH National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet’s visit to the Bristol Hippodrome is a masterful take on the classic Shakespeare tragedy of violent</b> …

Romeo and Juliet

A Century Songbook celebrates a hundred years of Montreal’s Jewish community

The wonderfully vitriolic black comedy Bad Jews ends its reprise run at the Segal Studio this weekend. Meanwhile, a far more benign dispatch from …

Canadian News