Notes On A Crisis
Frederick Studemann | Frederick Studemann | 21 December 2010
Depicting the financial crisis in music. An orchestral interpretation from
Julian Anderson, London Philharmonic Orchestra's composer in residence. "The
notes of Keynes’s surname emerge, and with them a sense of hope"
Confront Europe's Mugabe
Timothy Garton Ash | Timothy Garton Ash | 22 December 2010
Rigged presidential election, vicious crackdown on protestors. Why such
brutality? Perhaps Lukashenka worried that people were losing their fear of
him. And he can risk alienating EU, now that he's friends with Russia again
Saul Bellow's Letters
Andrew O'Hagan | Andrew O'Hagan | 21 December 2010
Bellow's letters "do what we might wish literary letters never to do: they
diminish our sense of the writer who wrote them". Great novelist revealed,
in his private voice, as "a whiner, itching and scratching with agitation"
Anonymous | Anonymous | 16 December 2010
Honouring 150th anniversary of lounge suit. "An exciting and mysterious
history that should give wearers a tingle of pleasure every time they put
one on. It is a garment born out of revolution, warfare and pestilence"
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Today's FiveBooks Interview
Jack Zipes on =FAIRY TALES=
Fairy tales are as relevant today as ever, says Professor Jack Zipes. They
are a means of communicating about serious problems such as rape (_Red
Riding Hood_) and abandonment of children (_Hansel and Gretel_). Continue
If cooking is your thing, or you want it to be, this is for you. From
interviews with top chefs to articles that range from the perfect appliance,
to food for athletes, to what's in your cappuccino, it's all here. Enjoy
Book of the Day
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
- by Angela Carter - I did not know her writing until I came across _The
Bloody Chamber_, and it struck me as particularly relevant to the ongoing
gender struggles. She had a position and perspective on gender and feminism
that I thought was much more sophisticated and nuanced than a lot of the
other feminist writers of the time.
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